in the press … {me} so happy! {me brother} so proud! {me jie-jie} so sad!

.I had received another email for a PR agency requesting an interview.
After some exchanges it dawn on me that this was their second attempt to extract something out of me.

NO. I am not elusive.
NO. I am not some hot shot that forgets people.
NO. I am not aloof nor too good for PR agencies to ignore them.

I remembered {now}.
Timing was always the issue back then.
We had long protracted emails in the past on unresolved ‘logistics’.
I couldn’t do weekdays, work hours.
The media wouldn’t do weekends, off work hours.
The PR agency was caught in between.

This time around I was assured the weekdays, workhours, weekends, off work hours “contention” will not play a role. It is in print, not a radio or tv appearance. It will be done via exchanges of emails.

And thankfully I have a few recycleable, non-copy right photos taken by professional photographer friends which I could email over – first step done. I am finally compliant and happy to do so!

So happy! So happy! So happy!
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

My ‘brother’ has a sign-off that says ‘top30 under40 architect’.
Wow! Never knew there were such acknowledgments and awards.
Wow! Good to know there’s another high achiever in the ‘family’.

And oh yes, his work that will be part of an installation in the world’s most famous city for canals in a few months. I may just go if I happened to be in Europe then … I am tossing between:

a 6-country/ city trip starting in Berlin and ending in Venice,
a 5-country/ city trip starting in Vienna and ending in Budapest, or

single countries like Russia,
North Korea, or
Myanmar


over the Raya break … so, if it’s the former, I shall be taking photos of his creation in both Venice and at Publika.

So proud! So proud! So proud!
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My sister has been shying away and retching every time some nosy colleague or someone in her industry faternity calls upon her.

Family relations are unravelling. Identity made know.
The extended family public feud ending up on the front pages of the business sections of the newspapers have not been good.

People don’t get that family feud simple means there’s really no real, meaningful relationship … only bad (but same) blood running through the veins!

So sad! So sad! So sad!
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I will be pleased to have the media in a few months time.
The second sociapreneurial start-up has had some set-backs… timelines are not at what I’d envisaged and like to have them.

But the heart is still very much at it.
Got to hanker down at it!!!

As it is I am so tied-down… and displaced too much.
Less traveling would help, and yet, I am planning these {?!?!?!!!!!!???}:

6-country/ city trip starting in Berlin and ending in Venice,

a 5-country/ city trip starting in Vienna and ending in Budapest, or
single countries like Russia,
North Korea, or
Myanmar

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5 thoughts on “in the press … {me} so happy! {me brother} so proud! {me jie-jie} so sad!

  1. I thought you have been to Myanmar and Russia? Also most of Europe?OMG! You are circumventing it again?!?!?!?North Korea is very restricted for your taste – escorted every where you go.

  2. i need to maximise ticket and visa costs etc lah … the longer the trip the lower the per day rate you know … of course you know!madras-ponpon-my-cherie-amor was not planned for August mah! sheesh!!! and you are suppose to be the master planner …

  3. U really like these loooooong loong loooooong trips huh? I do too, but who was complaining on the lack of leaves? Lol. Btw, why is madras-ponpon-my cherie-amor not listed? I dont care, I wont waitttttttt….lol.Ps. North korea….its a guided and chaperoned "tour" la…u interested ker? If so, book via Cheena, better.

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