Happiness at the end of the Nano Kick Off


First up, yes. Our book is published! You can buy it online here. Currently, since it just got printed and all, it will take quite a bit of time before the distributors would distribute the copies into the various bookshops here (may be in the coming weeks). If you’re wanting the book now, then it’s best to just order it online first from Two Trees, the publisher. Quick summary, 8 short stories, set at the end of the world but with happy endings. Press release found when you click on the above links. It’s a very interesting compilation by the way! I’m not saying that just because I’m one of the writers there but because I went “Ooooh!” at the other stories too.

Now onwards to Singapore’s NaNoWriMo kick-off!


Ours was 2pm but we came around 1.30pm YET, the cafe was filled with people. Some of them Nanowrimo-ers too. Uugh, uugh! It was slightly crowded so we hurried and set up our signs, books and goodie bags. We didn’t want the guests to wait too long even when it wasn’t yet our session!

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Of Writing Workshops, Foxes and Games!


First up, guys, free workshops from 29th till 31st October regarding various types of writing for cinema, fiction and non-fiction. Check it out by downloading the pdf here (right click and save) ! It’s all totally free during this Singapore Writers Fest. Organized by NBDCS, Jacaranda and co-organized by National Arts Council, The Arts House and a part of SWF. Go spread it to your friends who’re interested in writing and all that.

And now, on towards foxes.


Alright, day 2 on 25th Oct of the Singapore Writers Festival. 11 am at the Earshot Cafe and there was quite a number of people. Suddenly it occurred to me… WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM? I didn’t realize we had much love for books here which is pretty much a YAY! Oh yes, Raven Silvers and I came to support Wena for The Proper Care of Foxes, plus Raven wanted her poster of SWF signed and I wanted to get what books I wanted before next week. (I don’t wanna lug more books for next Saturday when I’ve got my own thing on.)

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A Council of Comic Geeks

Long post is long: Featuring Wena Poon, Mark Waid, Lat, Sonny Liew and Amanda T. Of science fiction, comics, children’s books, cabbages and kings.


Day 1 of Singapore Writers Festival… 24th October and Wena Poon sang karaoke in the morning. HAHA, okay not. It was a reading of the Biophilia Omnibus at 11am. Before hitting up the Arts House, I went to Spotlight at Plaza Singapura because they had a grand reopening after their renovation.

Wasn’t aunty enough to arrive there early to be the first 500 people to get the free goodie bags. Nonetheless, I checked out the Halloween section and went ooh since there was something I wanted to buy there… And left because I didn’t want to be late for the reading at the Arts House.

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The Night of Lit Up Books


So like, I got invited to the Singapore Writers Festival 2009 opening cause I was hot since I’m part of the programme for this year. Part of the prograaaamme, part of the prograaaamme. Sounds like some Matrix thingy but right, anyway, invites yay! It was lovely of them to invite us and all. FYI, the opening was on the 23rd, the Friday evening before everything started on Saturday. Naturally, it was at the Arts House.

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Nanowrimo-ing away, Okay, well not yet

Nanowrimo Stickers

(The stickers are for those who come to the party or write-ins! The badge is mine.)

Quiet once more. Okay so I do have things to post but I am pretty occupied with planning for Nanowrimo anyway. The kick-off party that is. If you guys haven’t known, details are here:

Location: Earshot Cafe, The Arts House (near City Hall MRT)

Date: 31st October, Saturday

Time: 2pm-4pm

Dresscode: Under Cover

Yeah that’s the brief details that you might have read in an earlier post but meanwhile, I’m planning with my other co-ML what to put inside the goodie bags and they’re going to be literally punny.

MEANWHILE, preparations are being done. Wuuuaaargh. Also ideas, plotlines! Stuff! For Nanowrimo in November! If you guys haven’t tried it before, DO IT.

Well, if you like to write stories anyway.


Oh yes, click on that thumbnail for the eposter! Paste it on your blogs, people!

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The Price of Fandom [Singapore Writers Festival]


Dawn. Well, it wasn’t even dawn when I was walking from City Hall MRT towards the Arts House. It was about 6.40am that I arrived there and the guards were all resting and sitting in the darkness in the front of the doors.

I had a little book light with me as I walked in the dimness (as opposed to darkness because there was still lights about) but meh, that would be silly.

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Singapore Writers Festival and Other Stuff


It’s been quiet. I’ve actually got a bunch of posts. Such as the NERF 2009 Tournament, The Time Traveler’s Wife movie, The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition and much more (big fat hint, check the Singapore Writers Festival website to see who are coming down).


Okay, I’ll just do the fastest post without videos included first.

Happiness at the end of the World

THAT! See that? That’s the cover of one of the two books at our Nanowrimo Kick Off party/book launch on the 31st October. The details?

Location: Earshot Cafe, The Arts House

Date and time: 31st October, 2pm-4pm

Dress code: Under Cover

Items to bring: Tupperware (if you wanna bring home cake)

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Story Saloon!


Bang, bang! Or close enough. It’s not a saloon where you lounge through, clinking the spurs of your boots as you sit down by the bar while eyeing the fastest gunmen around. It’s the Story Saloon organized by the Arts House, in partnership by The Book Council, venue supporter by Timbre and is totally a programme of the Singapore international storytelling fest!

What a mouthful but I figured to type it out since I cropped out the actual web poster with their logos.

WHEN is it?

Every first Tuesday at Timbre at The Arts House, 9pm!

Also, it’s FREE.

As usual, click to read the rest of the details if interested!

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Little Lit on 24th May 2009

Seriously do not like jpeg mailers, like oh man. ANYWHO, let me retype SOME info.

Ethos Books, Epigram and Monsters Under the Bed

invite passionate book lovers, story-tellers, authors, and illustrators young and old

to ‘Little Lit’ in the Singapore Writers Festival 2009.

Date: Sunday, 24 May 2009

Time: Guests sign in 2pm

Venue: Play Den, level 2, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

To register, you need to sign up at http://www.mutb.com.sg. For enquiries, call 6100 4363, or email info@mutb.com.sg .

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