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Feb. 8th, 2007

Yeah, I haven't been updating my blog much. My bad. Have been pretty occupied of late..

One of the key branding/promo events which I've handled in the past 2 years has been The New Paper New Face contest. It is considered a relatively high-profile event and I really enjoyed being the project manager for it. Kinda obvious eh from all the blog entries I've posted on the contest. But I did wonder whether my enthusiasm would wane if I was to continue doing it for the next few years. But just a few days ago, we were informed that the English promo team has been reorganised and some job swops were introduced. As of 2 days ago, I was no longer in charge of promo for TNP and would be focusing on ST.


I was totally not expecting this. I really enjoyed working with the bunch of people at TNP..Editorial folks like weeteck and Ian have always been so supportive of our promotions and it really makes a difference especially in the eyes of our clients. Well, I haven't gotten the chance to work with the folks at ST so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. One of my colleague who is with the New Media group on hearing about my new portfolio burst out laughing. "TNP was perfect for you...You are so NOT ST!", she said. Bleah.

My initial reservation was of the workload. Previously, it was 2 to a team thus that my colleague and I were back-ups so when either of us were on leave, we could easily take over each other's projects. Now, it is one promo manager for each publication. ST being the main flagship paper together with it's magazines (Urban,Digital Life & Mind Your Body) is constantly sought after by promo partners whereas in the case of TNP, we had to be more aggressive and try our darndest to bring in more promo for the paper. In my first 'official' day as the 'ST' promo girl, I've already received 3 emails requesting for proposals. But I don't mean to sound like I'm reluctant to take on this new responsibility. In fact, I'm glad and appreciative that my boss thinks I'm capable enough to handle it on my own so I'll definitely do my utmost best.

Kinda sad that I would not be able to see through some of the projects I'd initiated for TNP. And most of all, I would really miss doing New Face!! I guess it had been fun while it lasted. About time that I act my age and become serious and proper *coff*.

Oh yes, someone at work actually commented that I should start dressing my age!! That came about when she queried my age and she refused to accept that I was at least a decade older than her. But honestly, how should a 37 going 38 yr old chabor dress?!!

Here's our Promo & Branding team for both the English & Chinese papers..
My big boss is the one that's partially hidden, right behind speckzzChew Wee!
I'm just gonna post some pics of Aidan and friends just coz it makes me happy :D

he's such a happy kiddo..and so handsome too! :D

Isn't she lovely :)

With mengchooMong,littlepoppetPatsy at li' Emma's birthday celebration

Aidan on the trampoline

My boy with Gabe & Ryan
I think he's thankful that he has friends who appreciate his transformers...
(little girls don't really go for such toys lah :P)


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Feb. 8th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a cool new job scope - all the best! :)

The trampoline pic is really nice. Aidan looks like he's flying!
Feb. 8th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do think it's a good switch too. Will do my best :P

By the way, did they get back to u?
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh come on, you look AWESOME for your age! Age is just a number, not a reflection of your mentality or dressing.

If I can look half as good as u by your age, I'll be damn happy..
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
i don't think she meant to be bitchy or anything..i have to admit that i dress kinda 'young' and sometimes, too casual for work at times :P

(no subject) - musomuse - Feb. 8th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
All the best in your new (ad)ventures! :)

And if you didn't reveal your real age here, I might have put my money on "30"! :P
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
heh..i get that all the time! but honestly, i think most asians don't really look their age. we age well lah!
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
eh, aidan got a haircut? so cute!

i didn't know you were 38! u look younger!
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
yeah im *that* old *grin*..
im actually older than adele!
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
you dress nice what! why should you change! haha
Feb. 10th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
heh no lah. i guess she means that i dress kinda 'youngish' for my age :P
(no subject) - angeliatay - Feb. 11th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 8th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
1) You look fab -- not just for your age, but fab period.
2) You dress in a way that suits you - screw "dress your age", you look good the way you dress.
3) Sucks about the portfolio change. Good luck and I hope you find your fun!
4) I don't know that little girls don't like Transformers. I was a huge TMNT and Super Mario fan when I was a kid. I think it's a matter of Aidan not having found the right girlpals yet. ;-)
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Good luck and I hope you find your fun!
u kinda hit the nail on the head. i enjoyed doing promo for tnp coz it was fun..the culture in the newsroom is different too and the folks there are really accomodating..from what i hear, it's different at st. oh well, just keeping my fingers crossed.

some girls dont mind transformers but at this age, there are other girlier toys that they prefer.
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
you dress well and you look fantastic for ya age!

and aidan's a natural at posing for the cam! the 2nd last pic is so cute hehehe
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
he looks so cheeky at that pic. he's the only one moving abt so much when i was taking the pics of the boys!
Feb. 8th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
new scope! have fun! :)

macy's veryveryvery cute. aidan's eyes are very mesmerising!
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
heh new bag?

yah, macy's really cute..i love to see the both of them playing together.
(no subject) - tiffanyx - Feb. 11th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Feb. 12th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 9th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Age is not a problem as long as your look can carrying it well and i give u 9 out of 10 on this.

Me need to learn more from u too on dressing, my idol, kekee.

Feb. 11th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
heh..i dress for myself and so should you. nothing to learn from me lah :P
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
dress your age? u look great.. i dun understand why anyone will ask u to dress down!

ur new job scope sounds like a promotion actually!
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
nah, not a promotion. just a different portfolio. maybe two years later, i would be placed in charge of another paper. it's more of a new challenge :)
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
enjoy your new projects :) what your colleague said, "TNP was perfect for you...You are so NOT ST!" is ohhhhhh sooooooo true hahahaha! but still it will be an experience to add to your portfolio huh :)

hey, can email me the pictures of the boys when you have the time lah...thanks!! jinsiew@yahoo.com and see you and Aidan tonight!
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
will email to you soon!

i will only be signing aidan up for berries after cny..which would be beginning of march then. so i'll get nenita to prepare dinner for all of u then? i'll make sure she cooks more for ur hub hehe
(no subject) - jinsiew - Feb. 12th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Umm..like Ivy Lee? LOL.

Love Aidan's hair in the first picture. Oh yah, and Alison says she wants to come over next Wednesday. Can?
Feb. 9th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
erm..ivy lee dresses like a teenager leh. and she's younger than me :P

Next Wed can! So she'll join in the art class eh!
(no subject) - alisonrae - Feb. 9th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
you look superb for a mother of a kid lah. and the new portfolio seems exciting!!! :)
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
yeah..i guess it's good to be handling something new and erm, the flagship paper. more stressful tho :P
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Hey I love your dress sense!

Aidan's new haircut is very cool. Makes him look a lot more grown up though :)
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
heh i had it cut for the cny..it's growing so fast that i reckon by cny, it will be long again :P
Feb. 9th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
age is a number darling, dress as fabulously as you feel like.
and all the best in ur new position!
and aidan looks good in his new haircut.
and his little friends looks potentially cute. ooops.
Feb. 9th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
don't worry about the "U're so not ST" remark la .... brighten up the place with ur unusualness and chirpiness.

plus looking young is something to be jealous about so can't blame the person at work. I wish i get that same comment as often as i used to

aside to ellcrius : see ... u can get student discount for your MacBook since u're still looking at such younglings!!!
(no subject) - angeliatay - Feb. 10th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
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