Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Juan Or and Mommy Appearing in ParenThots Online

The short gist of the article that appeared in Section Two, The Star newspaper on 10th February 2010. However, Mommy's photo is not there because Red Mummy's blog is the most popular of them all.

An article featuring Juan Or and Mommy (as well as three other mummy bloggers) appeared in ParenThots yesterday! And the short gist of the article appeared in Section Two of The Star newspaper on Wednesday 10th February 2010.

This was how it all began:

On 12th January 2010, Brigitte Rozario, the Portal Head of ParenThots section in The Star newspaper, came to interview Mommy for a feature article on mummy bloggers. At that time, Brigitte was not sure yet when the feature article would be put up in ParenThots website, but assured Mommy that she would keep Mommy updated.

On that morning, Brigitte, clad in plain white long-sleeved blouse and a pair of jeans, came to Mommy's office room. After the usual exchange of self-introduction, we settled down. Just before the interview began, Brigitte gave Mommy a stack of ParenThots 2010 calendar bookmarks. There were 12 pieces in all. After that, the interview began and as usual, like you would expect any journalist to be equipped with, she had a voice recorder in front of her, a notepad full of jottings and an SLR camera. She asked Mommy questions like 'Why do you blog?', 'What's the monthly average pageview of your blog?', 'How long ago did you start blogging?','Do you earn anything from your blog(s)?', and 'Do you have other blog(s) and if yes, what is it about?' Along the way, Mommy recalled Brigitte snapping a photo of Mommy as Mommy was answering her questions. The whole interview lasted for about 20 minutes.

These are the ParenThots 2010 calendar bookmarks given to Mommy to which Mommy had already distributed to colleagues and students. The other side of the calendar bookmark has spaces for you to fill in important numbers of your paediatrician, gynaecologist, schools, school bus, babysitter and teachers.

A few days later, Brigitte emailed Mommy asking whether Mommy would like to send her a photo of Juan Or and Mommy to be included in the article to which Mommy gladly sent one! This photo was taken at Hai Ung Restaurant in Kuala Selangor during one of our family trips in December 2009.

This is the photo that Mommy sent to Brigitte to be put in the feature article.


little prince's mummy said...

Wow! Being interviewed somemore.. geng wor!~

cheeyee said...

Woot gratz!

TH said...

I feel they are not doing the right thing, interviewing 4-5 and only featuring one. If that be the case, then interview one lah, fair mah. All previous articles especially when people are being interviewed contain pictures of those that were being interviewed. All that is needed is a summary of what each individual thinks about the topic at hand.

Anyway, red mommy is not a proper parent blog in a sense that she is in it more for the money than to feature and keep track of her children's progress. Shame on you, the STAR.

Alice Law said...

Congratulation!! I reckon it's an awesome experience being interviewed by the Press!

No offense... but TH sounds like one of the mommy blogger that got involved.

(After browsing http://redmummy.com/)Ehhh... the blog is written in Malay wor???!! Hope next time ParenThots would feature some chinese parent blog as well... :p

smallkucing said...

Congratulations wor...

whereis the article leh? Can scan in for us to see ka?

Pete said...

Congrats! Happy Chinese New Year!

Alice Phua said...

Little Prince's Mummy, hahaha....it's just a short and simple interview, nothing big. :-)

Cheeyee, Alice Law, Smallkucing and Pete, thanks!

And a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to all of you!

Alice Phua said...

Smallkucing, actually I have already hyperlinked (in dark bold green lettering) the 'ParenThots' word in this blogpost to lead you to the online article. Alternatively, you can copy and paste this URL link:

Would like to scan it but the scanner in office is not functioning, so cannot scan. Hehehe....that's why, if you notice, the ad images I use for my warehouse sale blog are all captured from my caplang handphone camera. :D Anyway, the hard copy article has exactly the same wordings as the Red Mummy's section in the online article. The hard copy article merely asks people to refer to the online version if they want to read about the other featured mummy bloggers. So I think it's no point scanning the hard copy article, might as well just refer to the online version. :-)

mNhL said...

Congrats Alice !! So fun to be interview and appear in the newspaper. hehe...What an experience. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family.

Alice Phua said...

mNhL, thanks! Happy Chinese New Year to you and all at home too!

BoeyJoey said...

Hey, your picture appeared on The Star Online wor... click here http://parenthots.com/features/Blogs-are-for-mums,-too.aspx :-)

You have a wonder CNY celebration with Juan Or and your family ya!

Merryn said...

Congratulations.. :)

Alice Phua said...

BoeyJoey, same to you and your family too! And happy holiday!

Merryn, thanks! :-) Happy CNY too!