Me. In The Papers.
If you are friends with me in Facebook, you would probably know that a journalist had contacted me about 2 weeks ago to interview me on winning the Singapore Blog Awards. I had given her a hard time and the interview had gone awry. I admit I got a tad defensive when she started on the track on how enviable my life was. When she called off the interview, I was relieved.
The last thing I needed was an article that falsely glamorised my life in a national newspaper.
Shortly after, the newspapers folks contacted me again and gently persuaded me to give it another try. And this time, a much more professional journalist did a phone interview with me. We did the phone interview at almost 11pm. Singaporeans really work too hard.
The article was in a Singapore local street newspaper, My Paper today.
Click here for a larger version of this article. Translation in English is here.
I have to admit that I really like the angle she has chosen to focus on for this article. My blog is many things, but the one thing I am proud of is the community work I’ve had the chance to do here. Giving back has completely changed my life.
I’m also glad the journalist picked this picture. It represents alot of what life in South Africa is like for me. The previous journalist wanted to pick the picture of me in a helicopter. *faints* As if my life was all about helicopter rides! Duh.
One of my readers, Shinn has translated the article for me in English. She’s a darling! Check it out here. Thanks Shinn!
And thanks everyone for your support. =)