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Posts tagged ‘storytelling’

SG Author Series

Slide1.JPG  Showcases “authors who have contributed to the development of Singapore’s literary landscape”. What an encouraging description! It’s an honour to be on this list.



Happy Mooncake Festival in advance! Yesterday, at Asian Civilisations Museum, I did an unprecedented act – I read out another author’s book! (more…)

Ryan a Career Counsellor?


Ryan the Playground Expert spoke to a group of job-seeking undergrads. (more…)


_mg_7386Singapore Writers Festival wanted an intergenerational storytelling session – something that would bond grandparents, parents and children. They chose Grandma’s 80th Birthday, which I wrote for MandarinaKids in 2012. (more…)

Book Launch at SWF

You are cordially invited to attend my book launch of my brand new book A Fighting Chance at Singapore Writers Festival on November 5. (more…)

Little Jay & Ariel at Popular


Enjoyed storytelling of Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An at Popular bookstore in Bras Basah Complex over two weekends recently.

Was amused again by the difference of  storytelling sessions in school and
in a mall. At schools, I’d have a big ‘captive’ audience, usually 30 to 40 students.

At malls, however, I have to compete with the surrounding distractions for my audience. Some days, I can get only 4 to 5 people! Then, it depends on my acting skills (!) to win more participants. At malls, I appreciate each and every child who joins me in my lonely spot at the reading corner. Thanks, friends, for your support!


I think every author should conduct storytelling in a mall occasionally beside school visits. It is a humbling experience, but it’s very satisfying because every participant is hard-won by your personal effort!

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