I wrote my first blog SabahSongs from 2009-12. It was about people working in the field of music in Sabah, on the island of Borneo, where I was living at the time. When I said I was moving to Australia, readers of the blog asked me to turn it into a book. Eight manic weeks … Continue reading Blogger to author
Video and transcripts of the speeches at the book launch of SabahSongs: Contemporary Music in Sabah, at the Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu on December 20, 2012. Speech by Datuk CL Chan (the publisher) First of all I would like to thank YB Datuk Masidi Manjun for taking his very precious time to be here with … Continue reading Book launch transcripts VIDEO
Here is some media coverage about the book launch of SabahSongs: Contemporary Music in Sabah. Most of it is out of Malaysia, in English, Chinese and Malay, but some websites from elsewhere took the story from newsfeeds. Click on them to enlarge. English Chinese Malay
With less than a week to go to the book launch, we are down to press packs and other publicity.
In 2010 I met someone who I believe has a perfect life. His name is Chris Kong and he is a fisherman. He has the kind of outdoor life which we can only read about, like the cowboys in the Wild West steering their cattle across the plains. Except that we are talking about the … Continue reading Chris Kong: The Man With A Perfect Life
I will courier fifty books from Taiwan to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia to fit in a book launch before we move. The books will arrive December 18th 2012. The book launch is Dec 20th. Miles and I fly at 6.00 am Dec 22 to Brisbane. Tight or what? So how does it feel to see … Continue reading Hot Off The Press