Sunday, August 31, 2014

who is ann chin

我是 Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪
 In Sarawak my name was Kit Suet. The meaning is clean 


I am the writer of "Diary of a Bereaved Mother " 

丧儿记,: 丧失儿子的母亲的一本传记

"From China To Borneo and beyond" 

海外华人的中国魂: 从中国,到南洋,到更远

"Mail Order Bride."

Forward by : Pastor Jonathan Dove.

 My baby died 24 years ago. I have become a  spokes person for bereaved parents. I am a member of Sands and a parent advocate.

After the book was released,
My book was featured in the Aucklander.
I appeared in Television 1 Down Under program. It's ok to cry On baby bereavement.
I spoke in the Baptist Women's Annual Convention, North Island Chapter.

My book was exhibited  at the Peacock 
Art Gallery, Upton Country, Dorset, Park England.

I am going to present a workshop on Asian Infant Bereavement at the Sands National conference for Sands families and medical personnels for 200 attendees in September 2013

Available in New Zealand at: Women's Bookshop, University Bookshop, Auckland, Church of Christ Bookshop
Online orders: Wheeler books, Overseas order:
Bookworks <>


Third Edition, June 2012,  306 pages, 
categories: self help, inspiration, bereavement,


ISBN: 978-0-473-18709-5

First edition, February, 2013 310 pages
categories:Life Stories (Biographies,

 Autobiographies, Family Histories, 


ISBN: 978-0-473-23900-8

First edition: July 2013 Fiction

ISBN: 978-0-473-25414-8

This book is the embodiment of the darker side of today’s society. 

Published May 2014

Women face many kinds of oppression through the centuries. The author takes you to a journey of modern day oppression.
This story traces the life of Nadine, a girl born to Indian parents. It embodies the issues of a Kiwi girl, Nadine, growing up in conflicting cultures and getting lost in her environment.
Nadine grows up to overcome her problems to help women who suffered from physical and mental violence, domestic violence, rape, pornography, swinging, incest, bullying, sex with minors, sex slavery and human trafficking.

Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lachenalia, winter flowers in Auckland

Lachenalia is a genus of bulbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, which are usually found in Namibia and South Africa. Most of these plants have a dormancy period, and the new roots of these plants will always grow every year. Wikipedia
common name of "Soldier Boys"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alphabe-Thursday letter N for nest

Photo: an unusual bird's nest.

Once a bird made a nest at our norfolk pine that Mother had planted as a Christmas tree. Mother brought the nest inside the house to the aghast of Dad. Dad made her take the tree downstairs to the garden.

My very smart mum removed the nest and tied it to another plant in the garden. Mum warned us not to go to the plant. We never checked if the bird rejected the nest.


Friday, August 15, 2014

FSO: Rooms

 Home away from home, a spartan service apartment .
 My teaching space, can't show you his face. He was shaking to make butter.
My adult ESOL students at the Mt Albert Baptist Church Auditorium.

Aug 15: Rooms - Share with us rooms from your home. What makes you happy, what are you currently working on. Or, share with us rooms from museums, schools or other objects from your town.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alphabe-Thursday letter M for mum.

3 years ago, around this time, I flew down to earthquake torn Christchurch city to meet the Chew family. The last time I saw them in 1975. There I acknowledged a wonderful woman, Connie Ang to be my Kai Ma. This is the photo I have in my cover photo, Many have asked if she is my mum. Yes, I chose her to be my mum.
Ann & Mum — with Jenny Chew and 5 others.

Photo: Ann & Mum


Alphabe-Thursday letter L for Libary

Photo: It is a privilege to have the library of my Alma Mata circulate all my four books. This is the library of Auckland University when we visited in 2000.

I am very privileged that my alma mata's library is circulating all my 4 books.


angel gown

When Kirsten started this , I supported her. Andrew stayed in NICU for 55 days. I was with him 24/7. I was just drawn and I forgot to buy anything for him to wear. It would be so good it Kirsten was around then.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Emily San Mei Chan.


New San Mei film clip for WARS shared to the internet by Nylon Magazine

The Chan family is very proud of our Emily. She is now touring England and Europe with her husband Morgan. Emily is the third daughter of Charles Chok Kwong. San Mei is her Chinese  name.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

No Smacking Law.

"The police will get you." a dilemma faced by parents when they feel they have a necessity to discipline their kids. We have the No smacking rule here in NZ, and I understand in Oz too.

A friend's husband was jailed because it was reported he physically abused his daughter in a playground in front of other parents. 



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Friday, August 1, 2014

Amazon Books" CRY of Oppressed Women

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CRY of Oppressed Women Flexibound – January 1, 2014

Product Details

  • Flexibound: 292 pages
  • Publisher: ann chin; 1ST edition (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473287153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473287153
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
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