Tuesday, October 20, 2015

KNiGHTS OF iRiS now on Google Play for Android Users

Dear Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends…

In a blink of an eye, time flew past like the speed of lightning. I know many of you have been concerned about my absence from Social Media and have been asking me about my health on Facebook… I just want to thank you all for your care and concerns; it was really heart-warming to receive those messages of encouragement! I have been progressing in my road to recovery, and am glad to share that all’s well right now. ;)

Besides giving an update on my health condition, the main purpose of this blog post today is to share a really awesome news – especially for those of you who are using an Android phone! :D

 KNiGHTS OF iRiS is now on Google Play!
Aaaaahhhhhhhhh~!!! Yes, KOI has an E-book version now and it is available on Google Play for Android users! Woohoo~ How awesome is this?! ^^
Many of my (local and overseas) readers have asked for an E-book version of KOI, because it would be more convenient to read it on the go, anytime and anywhere. Therefore, AMDG Singapore (my Managing Representative Firm & the Publishers for my books) have decided to work with Google Play to put KOI up for purchase and download as an E-book!
“Knights of Iris” (KOI) is the second book I wrote and was first published as a paperback book on November 2012. The jump from a Non-fiction to a Fiction was kind of a mixed-emotion - In KOI, there are a lot of references made from my reality; details of myself that I have woven in, situations and emotions drawn from my personal experiences, and characters that portray people in my life. To me, KOI is not just a novel written from passion in writing, but a story that is a part of my life and dear to my heart as well.
Thus, I was delighted when AMDG gave me a surprise, telling me to check KOI out on Google Play. Although I have always preferred reading from the actual book itself – feeling the weight in my hands and loving the smell of the brown pages – I must say that the E-book gives off a totally different and interesting experience. I am someone who re-reads the same books every once in a while, so having KOI as an E-book is indeed convenient for me to read anywhere I go. For those whom have read KOI from the paperback book, you might want to get the E-book version for a different reading experience on the go. ;)
I hope that now with KOI made easily accessible and convenient for almost everyone, KOI can reach out to much more readers far and wide…
KOI is my dream, my passion and my vision. Hence, when I read comments or receive private messages saying that they can envision the movie already playing in their minds whilst reading KOI, I am heartened… Because my dream for KOI does not end here and when I am writing KOI, I too play the scenarios in my head like a rolling movie. J
Therefore, if you have enjoyed reading KOI, kindly share it with your friends and do leave me positive comments on Google Play under their ‘Reviews Section’ ya - And if you think that KOI should be made into a movie, do comment it at Google Play Reviews too – THANK YOU! And if you want to read and see more of KOI, tell me about it – I would love to hear from you! ^^
Meanwhile, please support the E-version of KOI on Google Play and hope everyone has an enjoyable time (re)reading “Knights Of Iris”!
Last but not least, to dear AMDG…
You have given me a great birthday present this year! A big THANK YOU for all your hard work and love~ J
Kasandra K.
P/S: OS users… It is regretful that the E-book version is only available on Google Play right now. Should the E-book make its mark on other platforms available to you, I will be sure to announce it. J

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Letter To YOU...

Dear Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends,

Greetings! The year 2011 is coming to an end in an hours time; and before I usher in a new year, I'd like to sincerely, from the bottom of my heart...

Thank you ALL...

For Your Arduous Support

Towards "This Is My Story..."

In turn; helping to advocate my cause; creating awareness.

Your Support is truly appreciated, Thank You!

For Your Warm Care

Towards me as a person,

Always encouraging & cheering me on.

Your Care; which warms my heart… Is what further motivates me in moving forward, Thank You!

For Your Kind Concern

Towards my Work, Progress, Well-being & Health.

Reading your Wall Posts, Comments & Private Messages ALWAYS puts a smile on my face, Thank You!

And For The Record

Each of your concern towards me is like a gentle reminder...

A gentle reminder that I will never be alone;

That I have ALL of you Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends like YOU;

Who are ALWAYS supporting, caring & concerned about me, always.

And ALL of these mean a lot to me... Thank You!!!

The past year has been a very stressful & pressurizing year for me as I write my SECOND book. AFTER writing my FIRST book; “This Is My Story...”, it had not occurred to me that I'd be continuing to write more books.

Back then, the content in “This Is My Story...” were excerpts from my journal and write-ups as part of my “healing process” to help me let go of my past.

Later, when it was brought to my attention that there are others out there who are in the same circumstance & predicament I had been in; and are just as helpless, my GrandMentor helped me see that I could actually Pay-It-Forward by helping others like how my GrandMentor had guided & enlightened me, thus changing & transforming my whole life since then, if not, I would have died years ago with my photo splashing all over the papers, and everyone would be wondering why would a girl like me commit suicide and NO ONE would ever know the whole truth & my life story would have been taken to my grave; if not for my GrandMentor’s timely intervention...

And eventually, it is with the hope that my little sister would not follow in my footsteps and make my mistakes that I wrote & shared “This Is My Story...”, with the intention to advocate a cause; create awareness so that others would not fall into the same pit-hole as I had.

After the publishing of “This Is My Story...”, again, I honestly did NOT expect to garner this much positive feedback, compliments, encouragement, support and well-wishes from kind souls (Readers) like you who've since become my strong Supporters, Fans & Friends. It was beyond my imagination & expectation that you would acknowledge me as an Author and express interest in my future writing.

And it is with this acknowledgement, interest and support towards my work as an Author that I decided to continue writing my second book so as NOT to disappoint those who have been so supportive of my work & cause these past years.

In the past eighteen months that I've been writing my second book, the stress to not only write a good book, but one that will be better written than my first book and exceed it, sits heavily on my shoulders. The success of “This Is My Story...”; being on The Straits Times Top-10 Bestsellers  List for Thirty-Four Weeks (8 Months), has set a bar of expectations for me to fulfil.

These expectations naturally come with anticipation, and to meet that anticipation, deadlines need to be set. With the added pressure of deadlines, there are times when I couldn't promptly respond to your Private Messages, Wall Posts and comments you've left on my Facebook Wall... And I'm really apologetic that my replies take longer than usual. Besides this, I had also decided to stop writing my Blog for the time being to focus on solely writing my second book, thus you've realized I haven't been updating it...

These two matters are something I feel I should address, but the point I want to make, is that despite all these, you've been nonetheless understanding and patient. You gave me space to write, instead of hounding me to finish soon... And your encouragement and belief that my second book will be a good piece of work, gives me further confidence that I can ultimately do it. 

It is always heart-warming to read your notes of care and concern, telling me to “Take care of your health...”, “Don't sleep so late...”, “Jia You!”, “Don't stress yourself out...”, “I hope your writing for your second book is going smooth...” etc...  

Therefore, this letter is written specially to EACH & EVERY ONE of YOU… My incredible Readers, Supporters, Fans and Friends, just to let you know... 

I Appreciate YOU, Truly... THANK YOU!!!

Though you may think that you're just one person amongst all other Readers, Supporters, Fans or Friends... To me, every single one of you count... For it is with ALL your collective Acknowledgement, Interest and Support, that I am continuing in this path as an Author.

As I am writing this letter to you, my draft for my second book is being read by the respective “Authorities” and I can't wait to know how they'll receive it and what they might think; it's soOooo nerve-wrecking... The publisher told me that if it is not as good as the first one, or not up to their expectation, they’ll have to reject it.

Personally, I do believe in my writing and that my second book will interest them as much as my first (or even more), but you never know... One man's meat is another man's poison. Like “This Is My Story...”, not everyone can read it objectively, and agree with the content and my intention of publishing it.

So I'm really holding my breath and crossing my fingers.

Anyway, I know I'm being very vague and tight-lipped on my second book... Honestly, I wish I could share the story with you… But as you already know... A Non-Disclosure Agreement with the Publishing Unit binds & forbids me from doing so till its official they are publishing it…


I've recently heard from AMDG that next year will be a busy BUSY year for me; with a line of activities planned... That means, there'll be lots of interesting Blog Entries for YOU to read!

So do stay tuned to my News & Updates via my Mailing List (http://www.kasandrakong.com/MailingList.htm) or Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kasandra-Kong/212990087397)!

Going into the year 2012 in an hour’s time…

I wish you, my dear friend...

 A hearty and joyful year ahead!

With Love, Hugz & Kissess...

Kasandra K.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My FIRST School Talk!!!

Having had a number of First Experiences in 2010 (as written in my previous Blog Post; under “My First Of Everything...") ever since I've published “This Is My Story...”, it was time to experience yet another “First” in 2011... And this time, it was back to school, having my very first School Talk!

It was a School Talk for me to share with the students how the choices I've made in the past led me to my losses & downfall, and what are the actions I've taken to get back up on my two feet. The school hopes that through this School Talk, the students can learn from my mistakes, to realise the importance of making the right choices in life and understand the possible consequences behind each of our actions that will affect us if not now, then in the near future.

And at these students’ age, it is the time where they start to notice the opposite gender, get curious about Sex and above all, experience Love... Because, just as what I've shared in “This Is My Story...”, just one bad choice, one careless step and one wrong guy can lead to a life of disaster, which will from then on, change one's life forever.

Thus, it gives me great honour to head directly to the school to hold this Talk.

So, at which school you're wondering? North View Secondary!

As honoured as I am, when I was told by AMDG that I was going to have a School Talk, I got stressed. I wrote what I had intended to say on a piece of paper and practiced to the mirror... But even looking at my own reflection, I was stumbling over my words and I couldn't imagine how things would turn out when I have to hold a two-hour talk, “live”...!

It had been a long seven and a half years since I graduated from my Secondary School and being the worry wart that I am – I began thinking about how the students from this new generation would react or respond to me and to the content of my Talk and the way I hold it... I haven't given any speeches, much less a Talk; and I seriously don't know what to expect from the students and how I should go about engaging them, I was simply; terrified!

A few days before the School Talk, I hurriedly made an appointment with my GrandMentor (www.EricSee.org) to seek his advice and thankfully, he gave me a slot in his (always) busy schedule.

Meeting him, he told me that there was nothing for me to worry about because I was once a student too (he then walked me back through my mind back to those days when I was a teenager myself…), at that age of youth & innocence; clueless about the world out there...

And he further reminded me that the students’ intention of attending my Talk was to learn how to better protect themselves against guys with ill-intents; so that they can learn how to be cautious & conscious in their choices & actions too.

I then took the opportunity to ask (invite) if it was possible for him to come with me to give me support & facilitate the session since this is my FIRST public speaking in a school, and after making some calls to re-arrange his own busy schedules, he said ALRIGHT to me… (You have no idea what this means to me…!!!) I heaved a sigh of relieve, deeply.

He then continued to share with me his countless experiences over the years conducting workshops, symposiums, seminars, forums, etc., and he gave me some key pointers on Public Speaking; telling me that these are only guidelines; and what any good Speaker would do; is to AT ALL TIMES “feel” the main & primary audiences (An analogy he gave was that any good club DJ would always “feel” the main crowds on the dance floor to determine the right kind of dance music to play) and most importantly, go with the flow of the situation, (flow like how water would flow from a river stream to the ocean… Slowly… steadily… And effortlessly, and all will end well.)

I knew what he was telling me, and I did my best to absorb as much as I could… but to truly understand it, it was ONLY right at D’ moment when I was standing in the AVA room of North View Secondary School on 6th July 2011 that my official FIRST public speaking lesson truly began…

This Talk was initially for all students in North View Secondary School who were interested, regardless of their age or gender... However, when all the ladies requested for me NOT to allow the boys in, I was caught off guard at that moment as I did not know what to do since the school already announced that it’s for both boys & girls.

It was at that moment I recalled what my GrandMentor had said to me… “AT ALL TIMES “feel” the main & primary audiences… Go with the flow of the situation, flow like how water would flow from a river stream to the ocean… Slowly… steadily… And effortlessly, and all will end well.” Thus, I made a decision then & there; that today's Talk will be left for the ladies only, because I can understand how awkward it would be for the ladies to talk freely about relationship & sex in the presence of the opposite gender.

Hence, I sincerely apologised to the boys personally and extended an invitation for them to come back when the session ends instead.

I then began my talk with a Sharing Session, where the ladies shared their own private & personal experiences with boys and their thoughts & perspectives on relationships. Seeing that there were no male students present, the ladies were opened and took the session as a Girls-Talk!

Although most of them were still shy in the beginning, there were a few who were outspoken & spontaneous; one of them whom shared that she had been in an abusive relationship and another gave a recount of a man directly asking her for sex!

Through this sharing session, I gave my thoughts & opinions on each subject and shared with the ladies how I had dealt with my abusive relationship with Simon and the choices one can and SHOULD make when one is being abused by their partner.

It may seem appalling that students their age have experiences like that and in reality, teenagers are becoming a rising group of people troubled with abusive relationships and unwanted pregnancies. On the contrary, they are the ones being neglected the most... Through this session, after they've started opening up, you can see that some of them have their own story to tell and it worries me as I wondered if there were more students in other schools who are in need of help/ advice/ guidance, if they have anyone to turn to, or have any idea what steps they should be taking.

As I talked about my GrandMentor, they got curious…

So he came down from where he was seated (right at the back) and joined in the conversation, sharing with the young ladies how he had pulled me out of my pit-hole, enlightened me, and how he put me back on track.

Through his sharing, he also reinforced the points I had made earlier with a touch of humor & countless analogies, which sent the class of students giggling & roaring away with laughter many a time.

Then for the next hour, we began a Q&A Session. As an Artiste of AMDG, there are certain questions (especially about “This Is My Story...”) that I'm not at liberty to answer, be it at an Autography Session or in my Facebook, due to my Contractual obligations with AMDG (http://www.AMDG-Singapore.com)... But in Talks like these, those questions can be raised and the ladies one by one threw the questions they have for me at the back of their head... Some are pretty sensitive for me to handle, but still, I gave my utmost thoughts, facts & truth; with details to the best knowledge I could put forth into words.

Some wanted to know how it was like being overdosed with panadols, how I'm dealing with the consequences of my miscarriage & abortion, while others were curious to know why I had chosen to write “This Is My Story...” and a few asked about my current take on relationships, my family, my friends, and one asked IF I still had feelings for Simon... etc.

In my replies to them, I expressed my feelings and my thoughts towards the subject they had asked, and wherever appropriate, I gave inputs of the messages I want to bring across to them, which is also the main purpose of the School Talk...

ñ Learn From My Mistakes

ñ Realising The Importance Of Making The Right Choices

ñ Understanding The Possible Consequences Of Our Actions

The Talk ended with an Autography Session and picture-taking with all the ladies, when I had finally begun to relax and just smile naturally, and that's when I realised how tensed I was during the whole Talk. It was scary for the first time doing this, and I started to wonder if the students enjoyed & benefited from the Talk. It was such a relief to hear the ladies coming up to me, telling me that they’ve enjoyed today’s session... And it was a BIG tick on my checkbox when some of them told me they've indeed learnt invaluable life lessons; dealing with relationships, life choices etc… These attentive students even said that they would definitely think of my Talk before (ever) committing themselves to such deep level of intimacy (sex) as the consequences are too hard for any of them to stomach & regret later in life.

At the end of the day when I got home and logged into my Facebook account, I was really happy to read the Wall Posts by the ladies who had attended my Talk. Their compliments, support, encouragements and acknowledgements to me really gave me a blanket of comfort that very night, because as I am writing this Blog Entry, recalling the School Talk, I felt that it could have been much more fluent and smooth.

Nonetheless, what matters most is that the students enjoyed and picked up much life lessons from the Talk. Though a scary experience to begin with, it ended with sweet responses and was ultimately memorable… My FIRST School Talk!

Like how my GrandMentor had widen my horizons when I first met him in my Secondary School (he was engaged by my school as an Advisor; also as a coach to train & mentor student Leaders of a CCA; the Pupils' Activity Centre), I too hope that through this School Talk, and the following ones after, besides advocating my cause, I had and can help inspire students to treasure their time as teenagers and make the best out of their youth to learn, explore and live through, taking this opportunity to reflect what their wants, needs, passion and aspirations are today & tomorrow, so that they can work backwards and understand their purpose in life.

All that is said… I would like to THANK the teachers, management & Principal of North View Secondary School; for giving me this great opportunity to come to your school and hold this Talk. It is not only a form of support toward “This Is My Story...”, but also an avenue for me to advocate my cause to the younger generation and I'm truly grateful and thankful.

Also… My heartfelt thanks to each and every student who came to the Talk... Although I've stumbled over my words at some point (which I'm sure you've noticed, but very understandingly ignored), you ladies have been really supportive of me, being responsive and giving me your encouragements and well-wishes... I had a really good time talking to each & every single one of you, especially during the Autography Session. Thank You ladies!!!

And to those students who WAVED, Called-Out & Shouted-Out my name when I first arrived at the school lobby; that was very sweet of you… Thank you so much for that warm welcome & hospitality… I was touched by ALL of your nice gestures!

And to those who couldn't make it to the Talk because of the 'N' Level English Oral Examinations (I appreciate your thoughts & especially to those who came forward just to let me know, I find that very thoughtful & courteous of you to do that...) Thank you!

BiG THANKS to AMDG (for laying the groundwork and organising this School Talk for me)...

And my Artiste & Talent Manager Ms. Rena Shi (for being there always supporting me in every Event/ Activity/ Autography Session.) Thank you!!!

Last but not least, special thanks go out to my GrandMentor; for specially taking time off his work to be there for me on my first School Talk, providing the support I needed, and most importantly… His knowledge & experiences, key pointers & guidelines on Public Speaking that he shared & taught me… And the ONE; Which I’ll NEVER forget, EVER…! Was the statement he made, “AT ALL TIMES “feel” the main & primary audiences… Go with the flow of the situation, flow like how water would flow from a river stream to the ocean… Slowly… steadily… And effortlessly, and all will end well.”  If truth be told… It all ends well indeed! Thank you, Mr. Eric See... For EVERYTHING!!!

All that is said… I’ll let the pictures do the “talking”… My FIRST Talk in a School… With the students being awesomely sweet & nice - My salute to North View Secondary School!!!

Click HERE for all the photos taken.

Monday, May 30, 2011

My 4th Autography Session…

After half a year from the last time I saw my Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends, I was glad that a 4th Autography Session was organized by AMDG-Singapore (The firm that Manages & represents me)... And this time, for the convenience of all my Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends in mind, AMDG-Singapore arranged the Autography Session at not (only) ONE, but THREE different Popular Bookstores locations (From 27th – 28th May 2011); in the West, North & East of Singapore! (Namely Jurong Point, Bishan Junction 8 & Tampines Mall spread-out over two consecutive days.)

Recalling being excited yet really nervous & overly self-conscious at all my previous Autography Sessions, I was surprised at myself this time round as I actually felt comfortable and much more relaxed. I guess I've gotten rather used to having passer-by stare at me and wondering what I'm doing & why am I sitting here out of nowhere; OR who I am... But I really have to give credit to my awesome readers who were already there waiting for me & were punctual when the Autography Session started. They were the ones who help bridged the waiting time (which is the time when butterflies flutter frantically in my stomach) and made me feel excited; minus the nervousness & self-consciousness, so thank you ALL who were there for me! (Words just could not thank you enough...!!!)

In this particular Autography Session, I've actually gotten further acknowledgements, encouragements, support and blessings from ALL my readers; EVEN strangers who have never heard of “This Is My Story...”, they actually stopped by at my table to read the descriptions & synopsis to find out what this book was all about. And most of my new Readers who've bought the book at this Autography Session, turned out to be mothers, fathers & EVEN grandparents who were out shopping with their family.

When I talked to the mothers… What I found out was that they've bought “This Is My Story...” with the intention of sharing the gist of the story and use it to educate & discuss with their daughter(s) and/ or son(s). That made me really proud of having written the book and sharing my true life story, because at the end of the day, this is what “This Is My Story...” is all about; learning from my mistakes and NOT falling into the same love-traps; yet gaining enlightenment & inspiration at the same time from the same teachings my GrandMentor taught me through the process of standing & getting back on my own two feet, and understanding that “Every Cause Has Its Effect and Every Effect Has Its Cause”, thus recognizing that we all have the ability in us to make the decisions that will change our course of path and the strength to make choices that will help us lead the life we want.

I didn't use to think that others would be open to such a book where I've exposed a bad relationship of mine and tell my part of the story which has created such a disaster in my life... I thought it was embarrassing... But I was proven wrong when I started receiving compliments, support, well-wishes and words of encouragement from all my Readers, Supporters, Fans and Friends on my Facebook Wall, in Private Messages and via my Blog.

Now, seeing the support of EVEN the parents (especially) and hearing them telling me how brave I am, having their blessings and knowing that they'll pass the book on to their children when they're old enough to understand the content (for those who are still currently in their primary school education), gave me a great sense of accomplishment... To me, it's a big reward to have this endorsement from parents!

While there were mothers who bought the book to share with their kids, there were also mothers (who came to my attention) in particular who bought “This Is My Story...” for their own emotional support & guidance. The words “Love. Sex. Betrayal. Deceptions. Anger. Hatred...” on the poster were the exact sentiments they had and summed up everything they're currently going through...

I was really surprised when the first woman shared her story with me. We were complete strangers, yet she told me something so personal, openly & straight forwardly - “My husband is having an affair...” was how she started, out of the blue. “And with my best friend of over ten years...” she continued...

Then I understood that it's the same as Readers who share their woes with me online via private messages too. It's not how close you are with someone, but how much you can relate to that person that matters. She didn't need to explain much, nor did I need to ask more, because in that short conversation we had with one another, we empathised with each other; from deep within our hearts.

Another woman who took up “This Is My Story...” browsed through the pages with the similar events of betrayal & deception portraying her story. With a husband who has continuously cheated on her, she despondently told me, “He will never change...” I could see that she had wanted to just pour out everything she has kept in her heart thus far, but with her kids around, she had to hold back her tears and put up a strong front. In a soft whisper, she looked down at both her kids and could only ask, “What should I do?” It was clear she had enough, but for the sake of her kids, there were many reservations...

At this point when these women are coping with their heartache and are faced with a dilemma, I really feel for them deeply...

And at the same time, I realize that what they're going through is so much tougher than what I had gone through. Being in a family and having the attachment to your children, things are all the more difficult to make a clean and clear decision.

Nevertheless, I hope that by reading “This Is My Story...” they'll be guided and find the inner strength within to make the choices they feel will be best for them and their children.

There isn't always a perfect solution to every problem, because every solution will give rise to a new set of problems, but that's okay, because at least things are in motion… And when things are in motion, there is always opportunity for us to make it better (That’s what my Grandmentor taught me). My most sincere & best wishes to these ladies (If you are reading this entry ladies, please feel free to private message me ya... I would like to know how have you been doing and I hope you are well, but if you are not... Please write me, you are NOT alone.)

On a happier note, I've also met quite a number of Readers who're in the education field; pre-school teachers, teachers, lecturers, etc...

There was a particular pre-school teacher, Marie at Jurong Point Popular on Friday with her two daughters, Megan & Mathilda, and she bought “This Is My Story...” as a teaching material to help her daughters express themselves through writing. Marie told me that Megan is keen on Poetry while her daughter of six years old is now writing her very first children's book titled “My Home”.

As I was autographing on their copy of “This Is My Story...”, Marie told her daughters to learn how I had expressed my thoughts & emotions through words; and that they could also do the same, and perhaps one day they'll also be an Author like me. Hearing that made me really happy that Marie had acknowledged my style of writing and took it as an example to her two girls... Thank you Marie!

Familiar faces were seen in this 4th Autography Session too and I really have to thank ALL OF YOU for your constant support in coming down. Each time I meet you, I get to know you better... So thanks to you Sky & Jackson, it was nice meeting the both of you again. And also, thanks to JinYu & Frankson, for not only coming down yourselves, but bringing your friend too and recommending “This Is My Story...” to them. I hope your friends, Mr Low & John, (respectively) have a good read ya…

Also, I specially want to thank two groups of people; the First Group are those who've brought me wonderful gifts as gesture of their goodwill; and the Second Group are those who've gone that extra mile to come to my Autography Session despite their busy hectic schedule... I just wanna say I’m deeply honoured & touched by YOU just being here, for me… THANK YOU soOOoooo much!!!

Many THANKS to JinYu & Edmund, for your beautiful & cheerful bouquets of Sunflower... It really brightened my day so much more and it brought me lots of energy throughout my Autography Session just by looking at it, THANK YOU!

Also, THANK YOU so much JasonSky, for your paperweight, brought back all the way from Paris on your recent trip there. I know you're flying off again, take care and have a safe flight ya!

And THANK YOU JasonBernard, for your pen... You know, although I type my work on the computer, but I do write lots of notes & ideas on paper... So the pen really comes in handy, THANKS!

Also, THANK YOU Benjamin for your meaningful ornament, I really appreciate the thought in it and the passage of encouragement inscribed on it… THANK YOU!!!

And to EACH and EVERY single ONE of YOU who came to my Autography Session over the two days, I know you took time out of your busy schedule just for me; and I AM REALLY THANKFUL that YOU ALL came down, THANK YOU soOOooo much...!!!

I also wanna thank those that I know of, who had gone that extra-EXTRA-extra mile just to be here. And I just wanna let you know that I TRULY appreciate your time & effort... I am extremely & deeply touched when I realized that; YOU…

YingJie – You left the Open House midway and came down with your friends... Thank you!!!

Wei Ling – You came from the Chalet ALONE just to have that few minutes with me & get your book; “This Is My Story...” autographed, and then went back to the Chalet ALONE again... Thank you!!!

To ALL the students who have their Chinese 'O' Level Examination on Monday, YET you took the trouble just to come down for me... Thank you!!!

To all runners/ helpers involved in the Sundown Marathon (especially those living in the East) who couldn't make it to the Autography Session at Tampines Mall, and have to travel ALL THE WAY from one end to the other (either Jurong Point/ Bishan Junction 8)... Thank you!!!

*ALL OF YOU ARE JUST SO SWEET, SO NICE & SO KIND TOWARDS ME!!! (It just makes me wanna cry – Tears of joy that is…)

You know something… My Autography Session started off with loads of excitement & happiness, but it was a tad sad for me when it all ended on Saturday at Tampines mall. I was truly happy & was enjoying myself meeting up with ALL my awesome Readers and talking to them was indeed the happiest moments for me; and time simply went by so fast! And just as we were packing-up to leave, a nice lady by the name Suneeta came over with her newly purchased “This Is My Story...” and said...

I walked past and just by reading the description on the poster, I know I had to buy it... It really touched me and I can't believe you went through all of that!” I shook her hand to thank her deeply for her support and from the strength she used to grasp my hand back; I could feel how strong she felt toward “This Is My Story...” and how emotional (in a good & an inspiring way) it was for her to see the person who had been there, done that, written it all down and stand right in front of her... She went on to share her personal thoughts with me, and by her words, I was greatly touched...

This 4th Autography Session was truly overwhelming & inspiring for me, further enforcing my purpose in writing “This Is My Story...

And the most credit for even having this awe-inspiring Autography Session, goes to POPULAR (The staffs at Jurong Point, Bishan Junction 8 & Tampines Mall were extremely nice & friendly that I felt so much at home – THANK YOU!!!)...

Also, to AMDG-Singapore (The Management & Representation Firm that is always taking care of my welfare & looking after my personal interest) - And overseeing me is my Manager, Ms. Rena Shi (Artiste & Talent Manager of AMDG) for arranging & co-ordinating this wonderful Autography Session for me...

Not forgetting the two Interns from AMDG, namely Mandi & Delvina (for taking all the pictures over the two days & for being such a great help & supporter!!!) THANK YOU ALL soOOooo much!!!

Last but not least…

Most importantly, to my GrandMentor; Mr. Eric S... (He; who completely turn my life around. He is the Chief Advisor of McKnight’s Advisory & Associates; appointed to advise on AMDG's Corporate directions & expansion plans, as well as conceptualizing, designing & strategizing all new in-coming Artistes & Talents on their career path, their branding & positioning, training, as well as their development program).

Before I end this entry of mine... I just wanna say already I can't wait to meet ALL MY AWESOME Readers, Supporters, Fans & Friends again soon, and I've got a pretty good feeling... The next round, it'll be so (once again) much more exciting & fun!

Till then, please TAKE GOOD CARE everyone… I am already missing ALL OF YOU!!! That shows how deep an impression you have ALL left on me… And it was truly an enormous pleasure meeting & talking to ALL OF YOU… THANK YOU!!!

(Again… Tears of joy… Couldn’t help it L…)

To view ALL pictures taken for this event… Kindly click HERE.