我在LV的大日子

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終於完成兩場新書發佈會!3月2日一起來先整理winifredshop.com的六大袋書跑郵局,然後去弄頭髮化妝,下午兩時左右,匆忙趕到廣東道,東方日報記者、攝影師正在等候訪問。這天是我的大日子,匆忙間走入攝影場地,也沒有看到原來LV將一整牆的陳列櫃放滿了我的新書《天空之鏡》,是後來記者說,指給我看才看得到,那一刻除了感動、開心,還有一種釋懷!終於做了,終於做好了,而且做出來是自己滿意的。

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因為遲到,訪問順延,原本的簽名時間也沒有了,才打開門已見甘生甘國亮來到,看看手表4點15分,我還未準備好,最後一些發佈會需要的道具,匆忙放在米白的房間中,然後我的好朋友Winnie Ma、創作人卓韻芝、前輩鄧小宇,各大品牌的老朋友、傳媒朋友、時裝公關界的朋友及我的老同學一批一批的到來,我實在是招呼不到,跑出跑入,跟他們拍照打個招呼就團團轉,難得的是他們都明白, Nike和Chanel送來大花籃,Chanel更刻意低調,因為是競爭對手的場地,也沒有寫上Chanel,僅以一朵白茶花代表,送我一句Coco Chanel的說話,我是非常非常的感動。Nike和其他送花、送朱古力的朋友令我像是Prima Donna的感覺,雖然我沒有化妝間。

我以前做過的新書發佈會,都是以簽名和談論為主,很單向的,只是我一個不停的說話,不喜歡那感覺,所以今次的發佈會一早我已visualize到,將我在秘魯所經歷的Shamanic儀式,跟所有到來的嘉賓做一次「簡易版」,就是第三章「讓我認識你」的塗精油及跟一個最不認識的人pair up,初時我也有預計過他們可能會不投入,或不想投入,想不到每一個在場的人都非常投入、開心,場內的氣氛好到不得了,這是我自己最滿意的部分。第二個儀式就是簡單的拖手圍圈,右手放送左手接收。不少人說:「我們很久沒有玩過遊戲了!」「好inspiring!」已拍了 video,剪好就有得睇。

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招呼不到

招呼不到

Wini's book YEAH

Wini's book YEAH

Buying and reading my books

Buying and reading my books

發佈會分兩場進行,4:30和6:30,第二場是讓我接觸讀者及可能不太認識我的LV VIC,這些對我來說都是寶貴的經驗。簽名、拍照、訪問後,LV工作人員請我吃晚飯,大家都覺得發佈會辦得很有意思,互動,氣氛高興,就這樣又多了幾位新朋友。回到家已經是午夜之後,客廳放了好幾個大花籃,看一看花上的咭片,就知道自己真的請漏了朋友,他們都記掛著我出新書,跟我打氣、鼓勵和送上祝福,多麼希望我還有20年前的記憶力,能夠記得邀請每一個人,每一個我希望他/她能到來的人,就此向這些我忘了邀請的朋友致歉!

回頭看,我覺得今次的成功是如我的書第四部分所說的,我要將精神與物質融合在一起,這一天我做到了,在全港最大的超級品牌旗艦店Louis Vuitton Maison內述說一些和分享一些關於精神層面的life style。更曉有義意的是我將不同的人,甚至他們可能是同行的競爭對手,也因為我的緣故而聚在一堂,因為這本書,而沒有敵我之分,這是我最高興能做到的,we are one。即使是短短的一小時,他/她們可能是來俾面的,可能是來贈慶的,但最後他/她們都有收穫。

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Picking your Osho Zen Cards, bingo!

Picking your Osho Zen Cards, bingo!

GOOD TIME FOR YOU!

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Autograph session

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COco Chanel's Quote, esp for me

COco Chanel's Quote, esp for me

至於我的讀者,關於網店,有幾句話要說,基本上25、26、27日的訂單已全部寄出,但當中有十多廿個紀錄是Paypal和網店的名字不相符或地址不清楚,我們花了很多時間翻查紀錄,對來對去也對不到,最初決定就算蝕給讀者,都只是蝕十多本書,如果你收到書而真的未付帳,或付了帳未收到書(25、26、27日的訂單),請電郵到winifredshop@gmail.com跟我聯絡,已經有一位有心的讀者自動告訴我她收到書但是未付帳,因為系統對於我來說還是新,過了一星期才發現margin of error 竟高達15%,真是有種被人搵笨的感覺,但學習就是這麼一回事,之前不懂,做過就懂。

每個人都驚訝為甚麼我要親手辦理這些電子訂購,因為不親自做一次,根本沒有辦法請人幫手,而難度最高是因為親筆簽名有上款,書有了一個人的名字就要跟地址相符,而不是叫其他人幫手將書包好送去郵局就可以,我最不想見到地址和名字對錯了,所以希望盡量由自己親手處理而不犯錯,希望你們多多包涵。到外邊書店買可以即時看,到網店買,因為開始時訂單多,處理需時,可能需4至5個工作天,但是我能告訴你,收到書的人都覺得值得,希望你也認為等一會不是一個太大的問題,而有了這星期的經驗,之後認該會快一點。

想得到有你名字的簽名本,可到www.winifredshop.com訂購,只要你有電郵和信用卡,無須paypal戶口也都可以用paypal付賬,而網站登記已回復正常,但status因要人手處理( sorry, not a very sophisticated system), 我選擇了簽名寄書為top priority,status 可能就沒有更新。我明白這不是很專業,但我只是希望為大家提供多一個獲得簽名本的方法。

至於我的讀者和朋友,噢,每天都收到真誠的回應,摘錄在最後。寫《時裝時刻》一書時,是希望嚐嚐做一本暢銷書的滋味,做到了,試過了;寫《天空之鏡》一書是doing my mission,bringing light to readers, touching people’s life,打開一些封閉的甚麼,分享我的真實(sharing my truths)…看讀者的回應,應該是做到了。

我最高興是大家都將我的書當是一個treat,是要特地分配時間去讀,讀者朋友Sally 說拿到書不敢讀,因為知道自己一開始了就不想停,不會停,所以要留待weekend星期五至開始。其他也說一看放不下,搞到天光。很多人曾告訴我《時裝時刻》也是睇通宵,一口氣讀完;我多謝大家的厚愛,但同時希望大家愛護身體,不遙捱壞。謝謝你們。

回應:
-「有一次去教會,有一對父婦分享如何透過愛去解決家暴問題,講到好深入,我當下覺得,如果不是做見證(how god changed them),同埋覺得幫到人,無人會掀開肚皮讓大家任看。今次看Winifred的書有同樣感覺,最impressive不是南美旅程,而是黎小姐如何get through自己人生的痛苦,積極面對,過了,努力走下去,將經歷幫助人。雖然信仰不一,不過信念一樣。」

-hey wini. i would like to thank you for inviting me to the book talk , am totally inspired and proud of you indeed! you have blended brilliantly the rather “indie” spiritual experience with style. certainly enlightening and inspiring~

you definitely am a tasteful promoter of sophisticated chinese lifestyle! i stayed up so late last night to read….

love you and hugs, p.s. i really enjoyed the small practices but a bit too shy.

-讀到第十章,很想哭,但沒有。因為你感染了我,你的堅強感染了我。真的很喜歡你的書,從你的文字,我感受到你。謝謝你帶給我快樂的閱讀;也帶給人生新的力量。祝願你身體健康!:)

-Hi Wini, I’ve read your first two books and liked them a lot, so when I heard you’re releasing your third book, I ran to buy it. I just started reading and haven’t finished yet, but I can tell you it’s very inspiring and empowering, a lot different with the first two books, and makes me want to explore this “spirituality” world more. Any info you can share about spirituality? For a beginner, is there anywhere I can know more about it?

-i received it today!!! thank you for your great book! i cant help reading it page by page..! it’s a amazing journey(of reading your words..)

-Wini,
I’d like to tell you that I re-read your book’s last section, when you met Josh in L.A., somehow in some miraculous way this time so much of you and your story has opened up to me…wow, you have chosen a very brave life and bravo for living it with much gusto and flair. It is never easy balancing between polarities, and hopefully we can all honor the beauty of balance. I am sooooo proud of you!

Share with you that many of what you have written about changes with your son’s father etc, echos so strongly within me too. From the beginning of this year, my son’s dad and I also decided to sit down and have dinners with him together each week, and we even went to a movie in CNY. Last week my son invited his dad to our house and he made pizza for his dad! I can feel so strongly the wish within him, ( and also your son, from what you wrote in your book) to have his parents together, live together, exist together in the same space. When we went out for dinner the first time, my son ordered us to hug before we said goodbye, and said, from now on, you guys have to hug each time! And my heart pulsates with pain every time when I have to tell him, sometimes we can’t have everything we wish for, and that lesson in search for stability, is now for him to live and discover…I have tried and tried to fulfill it for him, e.g. to find him a home, a step father etc, but ultimately, I know it is not for me to fulfill it…

And I am so honored to have met you Wini, in of course events which are never coincidental. I am honored to be learning every day, every moment

-Hi Wini
Started reading your book the night that I bought it. Couldn’t stop until 5 a.m. in the morning. Yet, couldn’t sleep. It makes me keep thinking a lot as I was born in the 60′s and in a family that boys’ status are higher.We shared some of the experiences. (Actually we met twenty years ago when you were working on a supplement for Next Magazine.) Finally I finished the book last night. Still I couldn’t sleep well. Touching and inspiring! Thanks a lot. I’ll read it again after I’ve got enough sleep. I think this will be one of the books that I’ll refer much in the future especailly when I feel lost. THANKS AGAIN. Best wishes to you! (Don’t work too hard !)

-dear wini,
first loads of thanks for your message + signature. I am starting to read and find it hard to put down the bk…
very thrilled and moved(you looked like a 16-yr old esp. when you were laughing happily, say, on p.126 — :-)
i love your natural, genuine comments on things and your team members(eg. those unpleasant ones> you just tell how you feel in a harmlessly childlike(not childish) yet very sincere way — exactly how we feel when we meet losers like them hey?)
and one very important thing — with all my heart i hope your health and happiness be with you forever(and your lovely son)!!
lots of kisses

45 comments to 我在LV的大日子

  • 我登陆网店登记,填上电话号码却被告知invalid number。心想应该只有香港人才可登记网购。马上央求居港友人代购。据说书已到手,谢天谢地!(有无上款署名也不再紧要)

  • Connie Li

    I got “Purification” essence & thunderbolt card. a few days later, my iphone crash, everything is fine except my contact list & photos can’t be recovered, usually this kind of thing freaks me out, but this time i accept it immediately, ok fine, let it go, start fresh! i feel good about myself of being calm ;)
    reading your new book (and every time i see u), makes me want to be a better person!

  • Connie Li

    p.s. the book display + the color of the wall, shelf + your outfits match perfectly! 我不停同Eton「講好靚呀好靚呀,你睇D顏色放埋一齊幾靚!」

  • Eric

    坦白說,我也不太喜歡網上購物,因為我不太喜歡買了東西要等數天甚至是等上一個月才收到貨的感覺。不過數年前開始,有很多音樂人都開始自己經營網店時,我就開始直接在這些網店買唱片。正如這些音樂人所說:Cut the Middle Man,與其讓那些大型連鎖店賺燈油火爉,那不如用同等價值直接向創作人買他們的心血。於我來說,這是一種對別人直接的支持。

  • Ivy

    把書完了一半,今早再看到你在LV的分享會,覺得每一張照片彷都有一個紅色的心型圖案,是否很誇張呢?我覺得很多人都很愛你,我也是!祝你身體健康,發熱發亮!

  • Rita Chan

    Is your book going to be available in Macau? thx~

  • Actually you can enter any phone.number of the world. But I know there were many technical error in the very beginning. So being one of the first may not always get the best ha ha ha

  • Losing phone numbers is part of the “purification” process,purifying your relatioinships, some friends may need to go. Thunderbolt is an awakening struck, wakes you up and help you see what friends are helpful, what friends are energy suckers ….etc , just my three pence opinion. :)

  • That s very true, and it will become a big trend in the foreseeable future, it trains your .patience.too :)

  • Yes, my frien ds love me, though I am not the social.type. and I love them. When you open your heart, you give out love and love also comes in

  • Yes it’s just magical, everything was so right in placep

  • Gloria

    Just ordered on your website, can’t wait to get it!! Indeed saw it at 15% off in commercial press the other day but it’s more a support to you on ordering from you directly. =D

  • But

    Hi Winifred,

    I am But from MilkX magazine, we would like to invite you to a fashion brand event that hold on early of May, as I don’t have your personal email and contact, would you mind contact me throught the following email? I’m glad to explain the event details to you, thank you very much and hope you have interest on it!

    but.milkx@gmail.com

    Best Regards,
    But

  • Great to hear that , and of course thanks for your support!!!

  • I don’t know honestly, from my distribution network, there’s no Macau outlet, but maybe 三聯 will have. I also forgot to set a delivery option for Macau, we could check it for you about the delivery fee.

  • i have been longing for your new book since fashion moments (that i have read it over and over again) !! so thrilled to know that it’s out in JET magazine
    it’s very inspiring.., will there be another autograph session soon?
    love your words and your courage. i dreamt to write as well~~~

  • Rosa

    Wini
    聞說你將出新書時已在三聯預訂。Day One匆匆把書接走,沒有在第一個晚上完成,因為想慢慢地感受你在旅途中所經歷的起落,在讀完生命之泉我把書合上,在被窩中想像一下生命之泉是什麼模樣之時,竟會有種清涼的感覺,so amazing!謝謝你的分享。
    另外,想請教關於Numerology的事,你提及到的ultimate goal 是否等如Faith Javane 書內的destiny no?根據你的計法:我發現自已擁有三組11:Inner soul(38\11),life lesson no(65\11),ultimate goal:(155\11).Javane的destiny no. is just simply add up the inner soul and outer personality no。有空的話可否講解一下你對11的分析?Many thx!

  • Ultimate Goal is J’s own development, totally unique, i am waiting for him to finish his book. J’s Life path is Javanne’s Destiny no.

  • Nancy

    This store will ship to Macau.

    http://www.hkbookcity.com/showbook2.php?serial_no=220697

    I’ve purchased your new book from your store because of the signature. ^_^ I’ll be checking my mail everyday. Can’t wait.

  • Cammie

    收到啦﹗收到啦﹗工作中,當然不敢細看,回家再慢慢品嚐。

  • Olive

    Wini,
    我28日在網上訂購了你的新書, 不知是否還未處理中, 因我查看賬戶還是”未確認,未付款,未發貨”的狀態, 看了各人的留言, 實在萬分期待收到你的新書的一刻!!!

  • laura mai

    hi wini, 3月22号已经在你的网店购买新书,由于情况特殊:本人在澳洲,支付方式是澳洲信用卡,但邮寄地址是寄到中国大陆友人处,朋友告知说这样不能获得你的亲笔签名?未知是否属实?百般焦急。

  • miu

    好心人在做好心事,謝

  • DAN

    加拿大的郵政編碼是有英文字母的,但是系統只能填數字。應該怎算?

  • You just put the.whole address with postal code in ADDRESS

  • [...] 据说内地版还没消息。此次追风真是很到位,此书目前还在宣传期。可见wini的官方博客http://www.winifredlai.com/?p=2270和http://www.winifredlai.com/?p=2259的消息。 [...]

  • meg

    請問你xJab MB 的手袋何時發售, 去過canton rd 連卡佛見唔到…

  • hey Wini, congrats for your new book! It’s been a long while since your last one.
    I know I can just order from your winifredshop, BUT can i request to have one with your signature? I just can’t wait to read it!!!

    anyway, this is kuanth.:)

  • Christina

    今天收到妳的書了,把手上的書前前後後看著撫摸,多久沒有像這樣的撫摸一樣東西(不要想歪啊!),終於到了。

    看了漫畫,其後順著翻看,當看到第45頁提到的inner child時,看著看著,不知怎地,淚水充著要冒出來了,怎麼了,只是順著翻看,怎麼弄成這樣,還未好好地看呢! 是了,相信當靜靜地看過此書後,將加快了另一個開始(直覺,不用解釋),不是,是踏上另一節人生,期待著,是吧! 是開始了的,宇宙運行著的。

    先忍著,做好course work 後,要好好enjoy 這個旅程!

  • Sure Kuan, all copies are autographed:) So happy to hear from you hope all things are fine with you:)

  • polly

    今天已online購了, 很期待這本簽名本呢!

  • jodymama

    Hi Wini, Happy Birthday! 書中曾提及16/3是你的生日是嗎?看完書後好似已經多咗個老友記,好似自己有份參與這個旅程一樣!好開心妳能打開妳那封閉多年的心,找回妳那顆’赤子之心’!其實打滾多年有好多說話都耳熟能詳,但真正用”心”去聽又有幾多呢?好似佛教所說的:大我,小我,真我,假我.…之前聽落似明非明,所以我相信一切會有安排,若非有際遇自己不會去反思,現看到街上拾荒老嬬都會令自己動容,何況血脈相連的親人!btw妳書內所說的charity(abt women),亦是我這幾年一個心願,打從兒子出生後做半職主婦後,處處受到自信打擊,亦發覺社會對’c9′的忽視(不論勞動力及尊重),會大力支持!Jody with love

  • helen

    Dear Wini,

    Happy Birthday!充心祝您生日快樂!願您每天過得充實和快樂,身體健康並更自信,更施福與人。

    收到您的簽名書,真的如您所說 “很值得”。我相信是我2011年最喜愛的書。我看得不捨放手,內容很豐富,包裝精美,很愛那種 “handmade” 的感覺。您的用心沒有白費,我們收到。

    您說Paypal沒有payment record, 請您電郵給我您的銀行號碼,我會盡快存錢給您。

    Love,
    Helen

  • kevin

    happy b’day Wini..all the best!!!

  • li zhu

    黎小姐,你好。我是馬來西亞光明日報的專題作者張麗珠。先報喜你新書出爐,還有生日快樂:)一直有看你的東西,但找不到你的email,只好在此留言。我目前正進行著一則有關馬來西亞有機蔬果宅配的報導。知道你食用多年的有機蔬果,並直接取日本宅配的,所以認為你是最佳訪問對象:)可否和我們分享這方面情況,談談它在香港的受落程度。

    如果你願意接受訪問,我會把問題傳送給你。謝謝

     

  • Dorothy Yip

    Thanks you for sharing this wonderful trip, I read this book twice in 3 days and but also cried 2 times… it really touches my heart, my inner child. Thanks again for the great job, wish I can go to Peru/ Bolivia soon to experience the spiritual tour myself.

  • Apple

    1/ 天空之鏡
    謝謝你給我們天空之鏡,我本來想上網買,因期望你給我的上下款,和你說等待是值得, 最終,我還是快快手在書店買了. 謝謝你,我不知我沒有上網買, 我不知我會錯過什麼,但我只知道我那晚把書看了又看,已經令我開心不巳,看到你的用心的文章,已經令我覺得十分滿足.
    2/ 香港& 明週& 你
    喜歡香港,因為香港有明週. (是的,不是唯一理由)
    喜歡明週,因為明週有黎堅惠. (是的,也不是唯一理由,但也是重點之一),正正想把這些告訴你的時候,今天已經是新種生活最後一次. 以前一直大安旨意以為你會把所有文章結集成書,所以自已留底的不多,但而家知道你暫不這樣做,有點可惜. 期待有天你不會剔走任何一篇,完完整整的結集成書,讓我們可以一看再看. 不捨在明週再看不到你.

  • bee

    Congratulations, and tahnks for giving me a good reading experience!Finally I got time to finish the online shopping process from your store.

  • Cecilia

    Hi Winifred. Thanks so much for sending out the book uber-swiftly (order and delivery within 30 hours!); your efficiency wows me as much as your creativity. It’s really lovely to own a personalized copy signed by you.
    I’m going to read it right away so a late night is expected. Can’t wait…
    PS. I can’t tell you how much your last book has impacted me. Guess there’re a lot of us out there – especially those who are about the same age – whose lives have been touched. I am grateful.

  • You just get lucky getting in right before a post run:) Enjoy

  • Thanks!! Got your order:)

  • Great!! and i will talk to my editor about 新種生活結集

  • bee

    Hi! Winifred,
    Thanks!! I got your book(actually i am not living in HK so my receiving address is my uncle’s address and he told me the book has been deliveried) but i just check from the website and the status shown is “未發貨”, I’m not sure if the payment has been settled as I know there’s some problem of the online shopping system…)
    anyway, Thanks for the book and your signature!! actually I ‘ve seen you 1 time occasionally at Zucca Causeway Bay, HK, I will say Thank you to you again or can I ask for another signature on “My Fashion moment 87-07″ if I can see you again!
    Thanks!!!

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