by Khim Teoh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466483224
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Khim Teoh was born and raised in Malaysia then immigrated to California at seventeen in pursuit of a higher education and better opportunities. She then went on and graduated UC Irvine with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Business Management. She left the corporate world to start her own business running hotel gift shops. By age thirty she had acquired and operated six gift shops in Orange County and was featured in the OC Register as a young successful entrepreneur. She seemingly had everything until the fateful day when her life took a turn and she had to start all over again. She seemingly lost everything she ever worked for but gained something far more precious, her happy soul.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Author Khim Teoh tells of different adventures in her life as a girl of Chinese descent. She came to the West Coast of the United States from Kuala Lampur, the capital city of Malaysia, with her mother and brother Ah Ko in 1993. Khim's sister Che Che was already in the United States, studying in Kentucky. Enough of Khim's family had already settled in the United States that she was able to work for the family's gift shop at the LA Casino. Khim was a "Candy Girl", walking around the Casino in sexy dress selling candy and cigarettes to casino customers who would tip her well. Khim tells of her divorce from her first husband, Eric, of being brought low financially after the divorce, and of her happy second marriage to Jin, and her move back to Malaysia. "Candy Girl" is an honest, well-written memoir as author Khim Teoh tells story after story of her many ups and downs in life. She opens with her life in Los Angeles as a "candy girl", then goes back to her childhood in Malaysia, and forward again to her adult life and earning her degree at Irvine. Her comments are often humorous as she tells of loving Starbuck's coffee and of dealing with "reverse immigration" as she goes back to Malaysia after living in the United Sates for thirteen years. Author Teoh concludes her memoir with her poignant description of going to the New Life Care Center, located in a small town in Malaysia where orphans, young victims of abuse and unwanted children are cared for properly. "Candy Girl" is a good read for our troubled times.