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Thu 17 May 2007
MDIS talk on museum blogging
Category : meow
I was summoned by Shaun "Superman" Wong to share blogging stories with his class, and I trooped down with more Yesterday.sg kakis, Kenneth and Kevin.
Kenneth came over to the museum and got to see a typical scene of me putting together a frantic presentation a half-hour before leaving, because everything else got in the way of preparing a presentation earlier today! Lucky he was there, he helped by geting me water, carrying my field bag (booties and camera), making suggestions about insertion of slides and answering the phone and SMS'!
Kevin got a cab and picked up and Ivan could not make it but was mentioned during the talk for how much he rambled.
We three "boys" had some trouble in a cab - no one had written down the address and we found the only old timer driver who didn't know how to find Stirling Road. For awhile there I contemplated calling Robina in Beijing for directions but the driver, a cheerful, easy-going gem of a guy, cheerfully reversed out of one tight spot and eventually we managed found the charming campus.
Shalu, the enthusiastic lecturer, walked us to the classroom where we got setup and settled down for the class.
Kevin displayed his super-blogger prowess by having a mini-me lecture from his sidebar. If the network was faster, it woud have too difficult for any of us to resist and we'd have probably started dancing to make it interesting to an internet audience!
I realised that when the video focuses on one person (the speaker in this case) it was visually boring. It would be super if he could do that during the launch of the International Museum Day tomorrow. Now that'd be really fun. I understand there is a bus tour in betweem and if he gets to wired destinations, that'd be cool!
Oh well, I will ask him to pass me a script - I will insert in Raffles Museum News at least!
Dawn rules and don't you forget it!
I paid homage to Dawn, the most prolific NGO blogger I know - for an explanation, see "Why Dawn Rules.". I challenged her once, foolishly, to a blogging race but she trounced me in the first few hours!
Links to blogs
Comment, comment, comment! Remember the wilting flower analogy!
Some things that were mentioned
Interestingy, Kenneth's recent post reflecting poor participation had us discuss this, erm, in his comments recently (09 May 2007).
Kevin's out of character but popular post is "Excuse me, I'm barely a model..." (14 May 2006).
And class, do take a look at these articles:
Anyway all this is moot, I had to promise to simply post pictures of my cats, so here goes:
Tiger gets groomed by Xylo and Mr Bats!