Authors Posts by Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi is a Food & Travel blogger who writes both Food Corner and this travel blog.She resides in Singapore.

There’s something about the
holidays—that warm glow from the fire, the fact that you actually get to
spend time with your kids (or your friends’ and family’s kids)—that
makes it the perfect time to curl up with the little ones in your life
and read them a storybook. Reading a totally new, beautiful, amazing
book with a child is a treasured holiday experience. And if you choose
the right book, every time the child reads it alone in the future will
bring back the memory of that time you shared. 

If you’re a little tired of
the standard children’s book selections in your local brick and mortar
store, Blurb has a really incredible assortment of self-published
children’s books that you won’t find anywhere else this holiday season.
Try a few of these future classics and create some new holiday memories
this year.

Title: Ollie + Loo
Author: Joni Cooper
Joni Cooper brings incredibly original characters to life with brilliant
illustrations in a book that will have parents and kids laughing along

Title: Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch
Author: Mike Smith
Very few children’s books have financial mismanagement as a central
theme—we can only assume most children’s book authors have not had the
pleasure of meeting a rabbit named Edward Hopper.

Title: My Bug Journal
Author: Hannah Rollings
Bug-lover or other, this journal is sure to spark interest from anyone
who takes a peek inside the covers. Enchanted illustrations, bug facts,
room for records and much, much more.

Title: Myrtle & the Scarecrow
Author: Kate Lowe
Myrtle finds solace with a not-so-scary scarecrow?and learns a lot about
herself? in this short but sweet tale. The atmospheric illustrations
have a little magic about them—we look forward to more from this young,
talented illustrator.

Title: The Trouble with Bears
Author: K.D. O’Reilley
This story cleverly combines a lesson on self-worth with an exploration
of different cultures, geography, and history. The talents of a former
writing instructor and a visual artist are a winning combination here.

Title: Mylo & Peet
Author: Janyce Portalatin
A graphically pleasing book with a message tailor-made for the new
generation of eco-warriors the importance of recycling and protecting
the planet.

Title: Theo
Author: Kenny Lim & Grant Gilliand
Join Theo on his journey as he navigates the obstacles and challenges of
school—made all the more difficult due to his not-so-normal third eye.
Fantastic illustrations bring this story’s great message to life.

Title: A Whimsical Tale of Invention
Author: Kara Pooley
Fascinating facts, inspired inventions, intriguing illustrations, a poem or two—this book has it all.

Title: Ahwen’s Journal
Author: Alice Alder
It would be impossible not to fall in love with the beautifully
illustrated characters in this book. Ahwen, Harn, Charwood—we’ll be
keeping an eye out for you the next time we’re in the woods.

Title: Marco and the Zombies
Author: Justin Kerr
Another collaborative project delivers a brilliant book. With Zombies at
the heart of this story—and superb illustrations by Bret Bowers—it’s
one older children are sure to enjoy.

Title: Baby Bear gets a Present
Author: Chris Wood
Even toys relegated to a box in a forgotten corner of the house have
lives of their own. In this heartwarming tale we learn just how much fun
they have.

Title: Penelope and her Puffy Brown Crown
Author: Jasmin Ortiz
Popping with color and originality, this rhythmical story makes reading
aloud a real pleasure. Apparently, bad hair-days happen to young people

Title: My Best Friend
Author: Nathalie Josephine
In this lovely little book, bright (and very cute) characters illustrate
a story designed to help children deal with the loss of a friend.

Title: A Bit Lost
Author: Leanne New
Delightful creativity elevates the imagery in this standout book, a simple tale of lost-and-found for little ones.

Title: The Goose Girl
Author: Madeleine Valley
A lesser-known story by The Brothers Grimm gets a thoroughly modern
makeover in this graphically rich retelling of Goose Girl from Madeleine
Valley. This is one for the older bunch.

Title: The Great Bear Surprise
Author: Carolan Coughlin
Join Carolan on her hike up Red Plume Mountain where she discovers much
more than the view of the surrounding landscape. This is a sweet story
of unexpected friendship.

Title: Goodnight Forest
Author: Emilie Dale
See your little ones off to sleep and bid goodnight to the forest with
this rhythmic wind-down bedtime book, from graphic designer and
illustrator Emilie Dale.

Title: The Adventures of Dude, Squat and Mose
Author: Michael Hall
With fabulous illustrations from Gerald Kelley and a fun-packed story
from author Michael Hall, the adventures of this brave trio of adopted
dogs if sure to become a favorite. 
Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!!

Melaka/Malacca is a historical site in Malaysia & it is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage since 2008.
Here are some captures of our last year visit to Melaka.It is worth visiting this historical site.We had a great holiday there.

A view of Melaka River

The windmill

The water wheel

Part of the defense wall of old fort near the river

The replica at Maritime museum

The Famosa

Some captures around Melaka


Choies fashion

After those BIG deals  offered for Black Friday
and Cyber Monday,Choies offers some more deals! According to the sales performance they decided to continue with deals!
So the sales GO ON ~ To Welcome Christmas ~ 

Here are the deals happening right now at Choies!
Happy shopping!

Christmas sale up to 50% off, free shipping

Buy 1, get 1 50% off, all Choies shoes, free shipping

(1) Christmas Rehearsal Sale Up To 50% Off.
Click the above banner to visit the site
No minimum purchasing amount.
Free shipping worldwide.
Ends on 12/23, 2013

(2)Buy 1, Get 1 50% off, All Shoes at Choies.
Click the above banner to visit the site
No minimum purchasing amount.
Free shipping worldwide
Ends on 12/10, 2013

(3) Oh, don’t forget our coupons to save money.
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Save 15% off on your orders at Choies, free shipping
No minimum purchasing amount.
Ends on 12/31, 2013

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Save extra $20 off for orders $129+, free shipping
No minimum purchasing amount.
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Code 3: BF199off
Save extra $30 off for orders $199+, free shipping
No minimum purchasing amount.
Ends on 12/15, 2013

Some captures of Bird of Paradise Flowers,I really love the vibrant colours of these flowers

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holidays are quickly approaching!
 Have you started your shopping yet? There are only a few weeks left for
 To help you find something for everyone on your list, Layla Grayce is offering 15% off holiday gifts
through 12/15 with promo code HOLIDAYS. 
Don’t miss your chance to shop
and save on candles, home decor, fashion accessories and more!!
Below are some of my favourites

Illume Boho Desert Tulip Small Candle

 Lollia Relax Little Luxe Eau de Parfum


Tocca Beauty Eau de Parfum Viaggio

 Click the above links to visit the site.

Don’t forget the offer!
Offer: 15% off Holiday Gifts | Code: HOLIDAYS | Expires: 12/15/13 

 Happy Shopping!


Last week I noticed a sudden drop of traffic for my blog Food Corner.Then I noticed that no much comments for my  latest blog posts.This is unnatural because most of my blog posts get a good number of comments and views once posted.Then I noticed that I did not receive any post via email too.After checking,I found that there is a problem in Food Corner’s blog feed.

When I try to check the feed of Food Corner,a message appeared saying

You’re about to be redirected

The blog that used to be here is now at………………

Do you wish to be redirected?’

oh sigh!! I tried a lot to solve the problem and finally this is what worked for me.

Sign into the feedburner.
Then click the link at the bottom which leads to feedmedic alerts.

Once I clicked the above link,I found that Food Corner feed has a problem.

Once I clicked Resync,I got the below message.

Your feed filesize is larger than 512K. You need to reduce its size in
order for FeedBurner to process it. Tips for controlling feed file size
with Blogger can be found in Tech Tips on FeedBurner Forums, our support

Now,here is how I fixed the problem.
1.Sign in to your FeedBurner account.
2.Click the title of your FeedBurner feed which you face the problem which is on the My Feeds page
3.Then click the Edit Feed Details on the feed management page

4.Once you click ‘edit’,check Original Feed Address field.
It will appear something like,

Then change the address like the following:

  1. Then Save Feed Details.The problem with blog’s feed was solved and Feedburner started to burn new feeds.


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They’re having a 50% off sale on Tasty Food Photography that will run from
12:01AM on Thursday 11/28 until 11:59PM on Monday 12/2

The coupon code to get the discount is: TFP50

(Usual price is $19 & now it is $9.50) 

If you are interested in improving the Food Photography skills (a must have
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fashion ladies's your style

I came across of new fashion website with lot of fashionable items to check.It is are amazing not only for their quality outfits,they also have offers.Also prices are reasonable.

Below are some of the Handbags I love!

And matching elegant accessories for a reasonable price!

Below is my favourite dress selected from their collection.Please click the image to visit the site and see the information of this dress!Hope you like it too!

Sleeveless Chiffon Ruffle Dress Green Sapphire Blue
Dont forget to
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Also they
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Enjoy more
offers including free trial and free gifts for this holiday season!


Black Friday is almost here, and there are lot of upcoming deals.When it comes to selecting a gift for a baby,a personalized book is a perfect match.I gathered some books here which are perfect as holiday gifts for a baby.

Hello, World!

 Hello World is the perfect personalized gift to welcome baby into the world! Hello World! Personalized Gift Set on sale now only at I See Me!

ABC What I Can Be! Personalized Book

ABC What I Can Be is a whimsical and educational
personalized storybook, in which your child explores all the different
careers in the alphabet that he or she can be, from an Astronaut to a

My Very Merry Christmas Board Book

My Very Merry Christmas is an adorable personalized board book with forest animals that come together to put on a very merry Christmas for your child.

Goodnight Little Me Storybook

 Goodnight Little Me will quickly become your
little one’s favorite bedtime story. Personalized with your child’s name
on the cover, in the story and even in the illustrations, Goodnight Little Me features a “goodnight” parade that marches lyrically through your child’s sweet dreams.

 A Christmas Bear for Me

 A Christmas Bear for Me is a beautiful, heart-warming,
personalized story about a child’s Christmas wish for a special Teddy
Bear friend. A Christmas Bear for Me captures the anticipation leading up to Christmas morning and the magic of receiving a special gift from Santa.

All these books and some other books are found at  I See Me Holiday Gift Guide!


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