In retrospection of 2011

My first post for 2012~! Happy New Year everyone! May this be an even better year than the last, although it has supposedly been foretold that this will be the year of The Big Doom and Recession. But hey, the future is not set in stone and we can still make it better than ever, right? =)

Had been pretty busy after the Comics Xchange event I had co-organised with the Association of Comic Artists Singapore and Story Kitchen. It didn’t go as well as I had hoped but all is not lost! Made plenty of friends at the event and came away with valuable lessons on how to organise an event such as this. =)

You might have read a few negative comments on my event, but I guess it comes with the territory and it certainly opened my eyes in a lot of ways.

My friends were supportive though. One even turned up in full cosplay gear! Even though she was about the only person who was an active photog opportunity. The rest were nowhere in sight and I even had a couple of young boys knocking on my seminar door, asking if there were cosplayers in my room! LOL.

There were other little blessings as well…like the food for instance. We ordered Bibik Catering for our various meals and wow! Damn delicious, especially the Bee Hoon Goreng. My sponsors & speakers were great people who rose to the occasion splendidly and the members of my seminar, too, were rather enthusiastic in their participation. While the crowd at the event was admittedly small, people mingled well and made a few new friends.

Everyone looks happy & that's what counts the most! Otto Fong was one of our speakers.

I wouldn’t say that my event was a complete failure coz at least some people turned up. LOL. I don’t regret organising it. Yes, there were some inevitable unhappiness arising from the fact that the turnout was unexpectedly small but I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to do something I’ve always wanted to do since I set up AMWC. On to the next adventure in 2012 then~! =)

In retrospection, this year has been a milestone year in more ways than one. I ventured into a new field of writing for Lookbox (a local interior design magazine) and Point (a magazine targeted at Asia’s CEOs and high ranking personnel), visited Taiwan for the first time (read my travel blog for the highlights!) and dipped my toes in the world of trainers & speakers thanks to Karen Leong (she’s a speaker on the topics like how to network in winsome way, how to win people over at work etc).

All in all, a rather fruitful year. =D

Oh and it seems that a few of my friends have gotten married before 2011 ended. Congratulations, gals! May Lady Happiness always smile on your marriage!

PS: Before I forget, I wish to thank Jerry Hinds (the President of Association of Comic Artists) for his generous support of the event. Without his help, I doubt I could actually bring the event to fruition! Hehe…that’s why it’s so important to have a good wingman by your side!

AMWC gets media mention

So AMWC gets a mention in today’s edition of MY PAPER.

There were a few *coughcougherrors* but oh wells…at least AMWC is mentioned. =x

Hopefully the next time they do an article on e-books or our club, it won’t be so constrained by space that certain info are left out. =x

Finally done!

Okies…I’m finally done rearranging everything to my satisfaction. Turns out that I won’t be moving my fiction etc to another home after all. You can still read them on the site by simply going to YARNS.

The rest of the links on the header are self-explanatory so I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble navigating them.

I fully plan on making 2010 a more fruitful year than the last coz I realise that I’ve been too lazy and tired to boot. I’m gonna embark on a healthier lifestyle, write more, explore more places in Singapore (right after seriouslysarah gives the thumbs-up in her very own adventure quest) & generally accomplishing my list of to-do things. =D

I guess you can say it’s gonna be a busier year but at least I won’t be sitting on my fat bum and expanding it at the same time. Hurhur.

To my healthier end, I’ve gotten myself a pair of running shoes. For the first time in x years, I’ll be donning fully covered shoes to run. An activity I didn’t even like when I was still in school. =x

But oh wells, I’ll start off with a more moderate activity like fast walking first. As I become more used to actually moving for a healthier goal rather than getting myself from place to place, I’ll level up to slow jogging. Heh.

Also got myself a Buffy Stakes Edward t-shirt, thanks to seriouslysarah (who always seem to pop up with some awesome stuff from time to time…).

You can probably tell I'm not much of a Twilight fan. =x

It’s quite cool, right? You can get it at the J!NX website where there are loads of other cute tees like this too. Yes, the whole vampire-human love affair plot is getting a little tiresome these days. In fact, just the other day, my bf and I saw this particular book that quite literally made us LOAO (laughed our ass off).

A must-have handbook if you're aiming for a vampy (extra points if sparkly) lover.=x

the vampire is just not that into you” is written by Vlad Mezrich, undead dating specialist who tells it like it is. Offering invaluable answers, analysis pie charts and even quizzes, Vlad guides females in their quest for a sparkling pale-skinned drop dead gorgeous vamp. I totally recommend this book to any vampire lover wannabe. =x

Perhaps Bella might want a peek into this book. Hurhur.

You can get it at any Popular Bookstore (where we got our copy) for $15.94. OR you can get it on AMAZON and check out other similar titles! =x

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A new year and a new look

Happy new year! As you probably can see, I’m in the process of revamping my blog. Again. Please be patient while I potter around in my domain. =)

I’m removing all posts to start anew in 2010 so hopefully I’ll be able to pen more writing related and fun bloggy stuff in the year to come. Fiction & articles that once made up my portfolio might be moved to a new home or something. Haven’t decided yet but please bear with me for the moment.