Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The quiz I wrote for Facebook :)

Some fun news to share! The quiz I wrote, entitled "What Do Guys Like About You", which was picked up by a publisher on Helium, is now up on Facebook! Check it out! Click on the image below for a larger version and look under 'author' on the right hand side.

I never realised it before, but writing quizzes like this can be challenging, but fun. It's a form of creative writing that I've never truly considered. If you want to take the quiz, here's a link to the application: What Do Guys Like About You. You have to be logged on to Facebook to access it. Also, there's a slight drawback, you'll have to send the application to 8 friends before you can see the results. In any case, I enjoyed reading people's comments on the quiz, which ranged from "This is rubbish" to "It's true! That's so me!". This experience has given me a new appreciation for writers of multi-choice quizzes!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Kris: Heritage of Humanity @ Essenze magazine

Looks like my article was made a cover story in Essenze (Vol 10-2008)! Can't complain! This time, my article talks about the significance of the kris in traditional ceremony and personal adornment. I must confess that my knowledge on kris is limited and that arms are not my cup of tea, but, I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing this article, as the kris is an icon of Malay culture.

I love the picture on the first page of the article. Its a black and white photo of Tuanku Abdul Rahman kissing a kris during his installation as Malaysia's first Yang di-Pertuan Agong. My article was spread out over 3-pages and I find the design very elegant. The designer did a terrific job!

Essenze Vol 10-2008

A Cross Through Culture @ Mother & Baby magazine

Woohoo! Presenting... my debut in Mother & Baby magazine! In my very first M&B article entitled, A Cross Through Culture, I talk about find out how everyday life can be turned into a journey of cultural discovery. A good topic for a mum/curator to start off with - no? Also, the Editor mentions me in her letter! Big smiles :)

Mother & Baby - April 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April update - I'm in 4 magazines!

This is such an exciting month for me! My articles are appearing in four magazines: Heritage Asia, SuperKidz, Mother & Baby and Essenze! Happily, I've been asked to write more feature articles for them.

Also, I've just sold my first creative writing article on Helium! Wonder where that will end up!

Thanks for letting me toot my own horn... a girl's just gotta give herself a pat on the back sometimes.

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