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  • marie-claireVANCOUVER, Canada (July 17, 2014) – Vancouver will be one of the luckiest cities in the world to hold the launching of Amazon’s No. 1 Rated book on Parenting and Adult-Child relationships. Marie Claire Lim Moore, author of “Don’t Forget the Soap” will be launching and signing her book at Chapters Metrotown in Burnaby on August 6th, 2014 and on Au­gust 7th at the Book Warehouse in Vancouver. These launchings follow similar events held in New York, Manila and Singapore re­cently.

    However, the Vancouver events will be special to Claire as she was born and spent her ear­ly years here. This event will be an opportunity to meet a highly accomplished Filipina who has established herself as a woman leader in the world of banking and as a successful author. The follow­ing contain excerpts from a review published about the author and her book.

    About the Book “Don’t Forget the Soap” is a heart warming family memoir through which Marie Claire (“Claire”) Lim Moore shares tips about find­ing balance between career and motherhood, having gratitude and giving back. The book describes how a combination of her Filipino upbringing, her United Nations exposure, Ivy League education and reminders from her mother, helped this Global Filipina banking executive able to climb the corpo­rate ladder while keeping her feet on the ground. In “Don’t Forget the Soap,” Claire shares how she was able to travel and work around the world as part of her job, while raising her children, participate in Filipino community fund-raising activities and write. She gains rec­ognition for all her achievements while being able to keep her ego in place and her heart at home, something that is almost impos­sible to accomplish these days if not for the secrets that she is shar­ing through her book.

    About the Marie Claire Lim Moore Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian­American working mother and author. After spend­ing the early part of her childhood in Vancouver, Claire moved to New York City and attended the United Nations International School. She went on to study at Yale where she obtained her Executive MBA Degree. Armed with high level education from such an internationlly recognized institution, Claire climbed the corporate ladder at Citibank and trav­eled around the world. She met her husband, Alex, while working in Sao Paulo, Brazil and they married in Manila, Philippines shortly before settling in Sin­gapore where they now work and live. Claire is now a Mom to Carlos and Isabel (and expecting her third child later this year)

    By Manny Masongsong
    Notes about the author
    Manny Masongsong is the Chairman and former CEO of Basilica Software Corporation of Vancou­ver, developer of the software being used by various companies including the giant SM Group of Com­panies and other organizations to manage their IT operations. Manny has known the Lim family since moving to Vancouver from Toronto in the early 80’s and was associated with Didi through the Philippine HELP Foundation for which he was elected presi­dent after Didi and family left for New York City.

     

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