Saturday, December 08, 2007


Received a polite snail mail from The Arts House a few days ago :

Dear Mr Cheong,


Thank you for your participation and interest in the Golden Point Award 2007

I regret to inform you that your entry/entries has/have not been successful.

Thank you for your interest in the competition. We hope that blah blah...

image by dsnake1

The "not" is both in bold and underlined. Hmm, there goes the 15 bucks. Back to the drawing board. Or writing pad or keyboard. No regrets taking part though.

And all this means I can start posting my entries here. If I can just shake off this lethargy from this blogging break.

And by the way, the winners have been announced. Just a tiny report on the 6th December issue of The Straits Times. Wasn't sure if it was reported in the other language papers.

Congratulations to Mr. Ma Huaqi, a literature undergraduate from the University of Queensland, Australia, who won the English poetry prize. Oh, yes, congrats to the other winners too in the other language sections and categories.

You can read about it here though there's no excerpts from the winning entries.

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Blogger floots said...

bollocks to the world
just keep writing
it has to be done
(it stops me from exploding - something which would stain the carpet and startle the cat) :)

09 December, 2007 14:57  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


yes, sir!

09 December, 2007 16:24  
Blogger polona said...

ugh... sorry about the news... c'est la vie, eh!
but i'm looking forward to your posts ;o)

10 December, 2007 03:30  
Anonymous Ario said...


Hey, but at least you're enrolling for these things and giving them a shot. As Floots said: keep at it!

10 December, 2007 03:47  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks! no sweat, life goes on. :)

yeah, i will be posting the entries soon.



10 December, 2007 19:51  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I left a comment here two days back. Where is it?


Keep on participating. Don't worry about results!

reading room

12 December, 2007 01:18  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Blogger must have gobbled it. :)

Thanks, Gautami!

12 December, 2007 20:00  
Anonymous alson said...

Need a drink? ;)

15 December, 2007 10:05  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

badly. :)

shall we?

15 December, 2007 22:48  

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