Here is one secret of mine that no one knows except my mother. When I was young, I dreamed of being a bus driver. I would pace around my home in Hong Kong for hours imagining that I was shuttling my passengers around. Little did I know that instead, I would become a secretary one day.
Maybe I could look cute in skirt. That’s why our president EastCoastLife has appointed me as the association’s secretary. When the prominent local blogger EastCoastLife – whom we have been dropping comments at each other’s sites for years – invited me to meet with other Singapore bloggers in person, I was curiously excited. A series of events since the days of the Singapore F1 that lead to our association formally registered in Singapore – first of its kind.
Blogging is my passion. And I am excited to be part of this association. As a first generation immigrant of a country that I love (since 98), I am honored to take part in building something tangible here. This is my sole motivation. And as for the key stakeholders – in my personal view – they are (1) Singapore, (2) the public, and (3) the members. My personal vision of success in mid term is to contribute in building a strong and sustainable blogging community in Singapore as the frontier of the New Media. Some of you know that I have been a Management Consultant for more than a decade before moving into the industry and now helping to drive global initiatives. I aim to bring along my experience of working with the leaders of the organizations – both profit and non-profit – into this new association.
Back to this secretary role, I hope it is just about taking minutes, co-signing cheques, answering phone calls, buying takeaway, babysitting bosses’ toddlers, taking pictures, and screaming at everybody but the bosses. I mean, that is the job description of a secretary right?
Above are some of the pictures taken during one of our meetings (note: written consent required by the association before used). Below are the links to the websites of our founding members. They are really fun people to be with, so much talents from a diverse background. I can’t say too much on the upcoming events now and we shall hear it from our media team later (hmmm … where have I put my media team hat). Stay tuned! This is a beginning of many great things to come ~ to quote EastCoastLife.
PS. Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is covered by Today’s TODAY newspaper, the morning edition.
Association of Bloggers (Singapore) – Committee Members
- EastCoastLife (President): Association of Bloggers (Singapore) revives kampung spirit
- Mr. Endoh (Vice President): It’s finally HERE!
- DaintyFlair (Treasurer): ASSOCIATION OF BLOGGERS (SINGAPORE)
- Wilfrid Wong (Secretary)
- Darryl Kang: Association of Bloggers (Singapore)
- paced aka Jas: Finally, THE Day Has Come!
- Nicole Wong: Association of Bloggers Singapore
- Paddy Tan: Association of Bloggers (Singapore)
- Xin Yun: An organization for bloggers by bloggers
- Xtralicious: On the frontier of new media – Association of Bloggers (Singapore)