Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition

I don’t want to blow T1’s horn at all but shit, I am so frigging proud of her for winning a Silver Award for the prestigious Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition that garnered more than 11,000 entries world wide this year!!!!!!!!! Most of the participants ranged from ages 12 and above but my T1, being 8 when she wrote it, won a Silver Award.

The highest writing competition I ever won was a National Writing Competition organised by Shell and I was 16 then. I also wrote something for the News Straits Times as a teenager but look at my T1 – 8 years old, and she has put her name on an international stage.

I AM SO PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!

She said, “Damn, why didn’t I win the GOLD!!!?????”

Maybe next year, T1. Maybe next year.

She also just missed qualifying for the SEA Games Chess. This really does make me sound like a kiasu Mom, doesn’t it? If you knew me, you would know. You would know how I do not ask anything from my kids academically only that they are polite and kind and respect their elders with good manners.


But such is life that there will be envy…….as always.

T2 still can’t read if it is any consolation. She may not read till she’s 10! But I still love her more than ever and am not asking her to at all. Each child to their own.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

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  1. wow congrats T1 and well done!!! i’m beaming too – this is a huge thing and please shout out more!!! my kids doesnt like to read and i dont blame them coz i’m not exactly a role model here and yes, to each its own! 😉

    so proud of T1!

  2. Awesome job, T1! That competition sounds familiar, and I think I did enter it last time, but I didn’t win so much as a mouse whisker!:)

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