A break



Dear friends,

It has been a lovely experience, renewing acquaintances and meeting new friends over the poetry blogosphere. The year 2013 was predicted to be a busy and hopefully fruitful year for those under the Snake sign of the Chinese Calendar.

Well, it looks like I have a bit more than I can chew at the moment. I am currently working on two books entitled SITI and RATU which I hope to finish by September this year. At the same time, I must finish Inheritance From The Garden, a book I am co-writing with a dear friend and longstanding expert on gardening, Mr Lam Peng Sam.  In June, I will also be attending the International Congress of Asian Folklores in Indonesia and hope to deliver a paper on NAGA.

I will  be working with my international publisher XLibris in the coming months to promote NAGA on a more aggressive nature. And with my local publisher Utusan Publishers to finish my latest anthology of Asian legends and folklores, 366 Legends of Asia.

And that covers  my partime hobby - writing!

Professionally, I run TiE Malaysia, an NGO that promotes entrepreneurship in Malaysia. We work with the government on coaching young start-ups and hope to match them with Angel investors to take their businesses to the next level. Our programs are going into high gear next month.

Well, that covers my professional life.

I have also decided to go back to school! I will be doing my thesis  for my Masters in Malay Lit this year.

I thank God everyday for my beautiful family and my five daughters, not to mention husband and best friend, and three lovely Siamese cats all of whom requires my devoted attention.

So I am taking a break. I look forward to peep and have a look at how all of you are doing form time to time. But just in case you were wondering, at least you know why I suddenly disappeared - for a while.

Loves

Ninot


11 comments:

  1. i hope the break is good for you and you are able to get a few of these projects done...best wishes on the books that are coming out as well...

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    1. Thank you Brian. I will soldier on...

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  2. I am exhausted just reading about what you have on that plate of yours .... be happy, be productive.
    I'll miss you, Helen

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    1. Ha ha! I will definitely drop by to see the progress you've made with that certain charming guy from Downunder, Helen!

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  3. ...Ninot, ma'am... i feel happy for the many projects & successes stored for you today & the coming days... and you'll surely be missed... just always keep safe & goodluck... may you reap well the fruits of your dreams & desires... smiles...

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    1. I do not know about success, but I will certainly give it my best shot. I can't stop writing so I might as well continue as far as I can and see where it takes me.

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  4. Ninot Ma'am,
    You're having your hands full. It's just amazing what humanly possible that we're seeing here. It's a great mission! Wishing you the best in your endeavors. We'll certainly miss you!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Sir Hanks...hoping for the best!

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  5. Wow, you are certainly living life to the fullest! Best of luck to you in your wonderful endeavors. We'll miss you. Enjoy your break! :)

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    1. Thanks Loredana. I think with so many things going on, my poetry suffers. I normally take a break when that happens too.

      So both ways, it was timely.

      I will drop by to visit, just taking a break from writing poetry, that's all.

      Cheers!

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  6. You'll be missed, of course. Enjoy your break!

    Madeleine Begun Kane

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