Thursday, September 22, 2005

Morning After

I forgot to bring my notebook (of all things) to the seminar, so I wasn't able to blog about it when it happened.

But trust some of our (power blogger) speakers like mr brown and Adrianna (popagandhi) to blog about it during the event (mr brown did it while waiting for his turn to speak; Adrianna did it right after her turn).

Some of the audience also blogged about it, like brennan who was giving a by-the-minute coverage of the event during the event, or Stallion, who gave a thoughtful review.

If that's not enough, Murray (the MC) also had something to say about the seminar.

Anyway, here are some pictures...

The first two speakers - Adrianna speaking while Wendy watches on:
Adrianna and Wendy

mr brown blogging beside Daryl while Wendy and Adrianna are speaking:
mr brown blogging

Adrianna plugs, a metablog of Singapore blogs which all the invited speakers are involved in:
Adrianna plugging

mr brown speaks while Daryl and Murray (the MC) listens:
mr brown speaking

A group photo - Daryl, Murray, Adrianna, mr brown, Wendy:
Group photo

Update: There was a pastor in the audience as well, and he blogged about this.

Other members of the audience blogged about this, including Zhiyang
, Jay (part I & part II)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Event is Tomorrow

Just a reminder - the NP Blogging Seminar is tomorrow.

Venue: LT68E Theatrette, just under the Convention Centre (See map).

Time: 9 am - 12.30 pm. Do come on time to get a good seat.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Event Poster

Event Poster
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NP Blogging Seminar

There will be a blogging seminar at NP on the topics Why do we blog? and How do I blog safely?
The speakers are popular local bloggers Wendy Cheng (xiaxue), Adrianna Tan (popagandhi), Lee Kin Mun (mr brown) and Daryl Sng.

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2005

Time: 9 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: LT68E Theatrette, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

All staff and students of NP are welcome!
Register for the event

Topic: Why do we blog?

Speakers: Wendy Cheng and Adrianna Tan

Blogging has become a part of many Singaporeans' lifestyles, especially among the young. Those who don't blog often wonder what drives these bloggers to expose their lives publicly on the internet. Interact with xiaxue and popagandhi, two very popular and influential young bloggers as they reveal what motivates them to keep blogging. They will also answer questions about how they deal with the privacy of friends and family, unwanted or unexpected readers, unkind comments and criticisms, and other issues that bloggers frequently face.

Topic: How do I blog safely?

Speakers: Lee Kin Mun and Daryl Sng

Are you a student who has blogged about unhelpful classmates, boring teachers, or irrational school policies? Or are you an employee of an organisation who has blogged about nasty customers, selfish colleagues, or your organisation's secrets? Due to the public nature of blogs, a few bloggers have got themselves into trouble because of what they've written in their blogs. Two local expert bloggers mr brown and Daryl Sng will be sharing how to use blogs to express our thoughts without getting into trouble. They will also touch on how educators and students alike can use blogging to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Speaker: Wendy Cheng (Xiaxue)

Wendy Cheng
Wendy Cheng is arguably the most well-known blogger in Singapore. Her blog ( has won numerous awards over the years, most recently clinching the best asian weblog award of the highly prestigious Webby Awards 2005. Her blog has opened up many opportunities for her, including numerous commercial endorsement deals and writing assignments. When not blogging, Wendy works as a freelance writer for a number of local publications, including The New Paper and Maxim.

Speaker: Adrianna Tan (popagandhi)

Adrianna Tan is a highly popular blogger with a cult following. Her blog ( was a finalist for both the best Singapore blog award in the 2004 Asian Blog Awards and the best asian weblog of the prestigious Webby Awards 2005. Her blog has also been highlighted by some of the world's top bloggers, including Microsoft's Robert Scoble and's Cult of Mac. Adrianna is currently an undergraduate at the Singapore Management University.

Speaker: Lee Kin Mun (mr brown)

Lee Kin Mun
Lee Kin Mun (mr brown) is probably the earliest well-known blogger in Singapore, blogging since the 90s, even before the word "blog" was coined. He is sometimes referred to as the "grandfather of Singapore blogging". His blog ( won the best Singapore blog award in the 2004 Asian Blog Awards. Kin Mun is also well-known for his weekly column in TODAY newspaper. He works as a senior consultant at an multinational advertising agency.

Speaker: Daryl Sng

Daryl Sng
Daryl Sng's blogs enjoy a wide audience both locally and internationally. His main blog ( was a finalist for the best Singapore blog award in the 2004 Asian Blog Awards. He runs other blogs, including a baseball blog ( and an arts blog ( Besides his blogs, he is most well known for being the winner of the "Singapore's Brainiest Scholar" gameshow. Daryl is an assistant director at a government ministry by day, and an amateur DJ by night.