by Hawthorn Cheu Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781543753400
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781543753417

About the Book

This anthology is essentially dealing with tit-bits of life experiences. Life is beautiful if you intend it to be, or make it out to be. In fact, life can be as beautiful as flowers if you ignore the ugly side of race-based politics. That’s why this anthology is talking about life that blooms as beautifully as flowers: hence the title “Blooming Blossoms.” However, since life is not something permanent, just as flowers that bloom and wither, it is fleeting in moment. Let us treasure life as we live each day. Let us think as if we are going to live forever and live each day as if it is the last day of our life. As you read these poems, we wish that they make you smile as you live each day full of love and love-loaded emotion!

About the Author

Hawthorn Cheu received his Masters and Ph.D degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and had lectured in Anthropology and Sociology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1976 till mid-1995. From mid-1995 till 2000, he taught in the Malay Studies Department and the Southeast Asian Studies Center, National University of Singapore. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from August 1987 to October 1988. Hawthorn Cheu, who is effectively trilingual in English, Chinese and Malay, wrote prolifically, and had contributed numerous articles in all three languages to professional and academic journals, magazines and newspapers. He had also presented numerous academic papers for discussion in local and international conferences. Alice Tan is Hawthorn Cheu’s niece who had written some 49 poems in Chinese which he had helped to translate into English. Alice is a woman with a mind of her own. She is Chinese educated but is able to communicate in reasonably good English. Though a simple housewife, she is aggressively engaged in her own varied business enterprise. She was named Contribution Ambassador for Universe QiPao Beauty Pagent in 2018. Blessed with six beautiful children, she is a very responsible mother and housewife. Many of her poems were sentimental in nature as they were mostly written when she was inspired. However, they are by no means a factual presentation of her personal life experiences. This shows her innate creativity as a poetry writer.