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More Pictures from Day 1 of the Asian Festival of Children's Content

How is everyone? :o)

I should have my roundup of day 2 of the AFCC tomorrow. Right now I'd like to share a few more pictures from day 1. On day 1, I had dinner with some children's book writers and fellow children's book enthusiasts, including Kathleen Ahrens (former regional advisor of SCBWI Taiwan and present international regional advisor of SCBWI), Linda Tan Lingard (regional advisor of SCBWI Malaysia), Kenneth Quek (regional advisor of SCBWI Singapore), Irene Ying-Yu Chen (assistant regional advisor of SCBWI Taiwan), Holly Thompson (regional advisor of SCBWI Japan), and Chris Cheng (co-regional advisor of SCBWI Australia & New Zealand).

We ate at an Indian restaurant. The conversation was great and you'll see from the last picture in this post that I thought the food was delicious.

See you all tomorrow!


  1. I am so happy that you got to go! Tell me all your stories soon about the wonderful food and the amazing people you got to meet. :)

  2. so jealous! keep posting!

  3. You know, I feel like I should be able to say something intelligent in your posts on the con but all I can think when I stare at these pictures towards the second half of the post is GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD and am incapable of doing anything more than making grabby hand motions at the screen like a zombie.

    (Okay no, wait! I wanted to say that it's TOTALLY awesome that you got to see Rukhsana Khan!!! *jealous* And you seem like you're having so much fun~ *jealous jealous jealous*)

  4. CY: I love the food here in Singapore. This is heaven for foodies. And people in the children's and YA book industry are some of the most incredible people I have ever met. =D

    Candy: Don't worry, I will!!

    Ah Yuan: Rukhsana Khan is funny and beautiful and amaaaaaaazing.

  5. This is an amazing and inspiring blog, Tarie. So glad we got to meet in the last few minutes of the festival - but it was like that wasn't it, surprises and great people at every corner. I agree with what you said about being a better person by participating. That last panel discussion got me excited about blogging again, and I've restarted my blog to focus on Singapore books as well as children's theater which was its earlier focus.

  6. Thank you, Sangeetha! It was really nice meeting you too! And I am glad I was introduced to your children's book. :o) Yes, please do blog about children's books and children's theater in Singapore! I don't know where else to get information like that - and the whole WORLD (not just me) needs to know precious information like that!


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