Archive for July, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday to Gloson Blog

By Gloson On July 26, 2009 23 Comments

GlosonBlog1stBdayHooray!

It’s Gloson Blog’s birthday!

It has been 1 year after I have posted the first post (24 July 2008) on this blog. So, Happy (Belated) Birthday to Gloson Blog!

Sorry I didn’t make this post on time. it was because I was busy with my schoolwork and the audio version of my poetry book.

Phew! This year is the fastest year I’ve ever experienced in my life!

Anyway, I love you guys for all your support in making Gloson Blog what it is today!

Posts You Might Like to Read

I have written exactly 99 posts (including this) in my first year of blogging. Here are some good ones I thought you might like to read.

Milestones

Here are some milestones Gloson Blog achieved during its first year:

  • 99 Posts (Almost a hundred! Aww man!)
  • 474 Comments.
  • Google PageRank: 4
  • 36,000 unique visitors, according to AWStats
  • 233,000 pageviews, according to AWStats
  • 800 Subscribers

Acknowledgements

I want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all my readers and friends who have supported and helped me. Below are my special friends to whom I want to give special thanks. None in particular order ;-) .

*Please don’t be sad if I accidentally missed you out. Please notify me about it… ;-)

I want to thank my beloved country’s Prime Minister and First Lady for giving me such recognition and encouragement on 10th of July 2009. I also want to thank the press reporters and TV crews for taking interest in me. I also thank my parents for motivating me to start this blog.

100th Post…

I’ll write about how blogging has helped me in my life on my next post, which is the 100th post, so, stay tuned! ;-)

It’s up! - 22 Reasons for You to Blog

Cheers!
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Being Aired on TV3

By Gloson On July 13, 2009 10 Comments

If you watched Malaysia’s TV3 this morning at 7:45 am, you would have seen me performing two poems (“Superman” and “My Dad’s Obsessed With Elephants”) and being interviewed (later with my mom and brother). The program in which I was featured is “Malaysia Hari Ini (Malaysia Today)”.

I got to know how they did the broadcasting and stuff.

My father recorded me performing “Superman”, but he captured only a short video of the interview because there was no more space in his borrowed video camera.

I had to arrive there at 7:00 am. At first, I was nervous and my knees were trembling like leaves because it was live and if I made any mistakes, it can’t be modified! But fortunately, the whole process was smooth and steady.

Then, I went for the interview. It was in Malay. I performed another poem, “My Dad’s Obsessed With Elephants” in the interview. Then after 5 minutes, my mother and brother came into the show and got interviewed.

Here are the video clips that my father took:

Here’s a quick look around the TV3 studio:

And here’s me performing “Superman”. I used the electric keyboard to make the sound effects.

Here’s a quick clip of the interview. It stopped abruptly because the space in the camera reached its limit.

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Update (19th July 2009): I have uploaded the video sTV3 contributed. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I am looking forward to translate it and give it English subtitles soon! Anyway, here they are!

Part 1 of 3

This is me performing ‘Superman’. I used the electronic keyboard for sound effects.

Part 2 of 3

I got interviewed by TV3 and performed my second poem, “My Dad’s Obsessed With Elephants”.

Part 3 of 3

My mother was called on unexpectedly to be interviewed. That’s why she felt so embarrassed that she had neither put on make up nor dressed up.

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And here are some photos taken by my dad.

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Actually, my brother was invited to dance there, that’s why he was in his ‘Michael Jackson’ suit. But since my father didn’t bring along the music CD, he couldn’t dance. That’s why he looked a bit sad. Anyways, you can watch him dancing on YouTube.

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I am looking forward to upload the proper video that TV3 will contribute soon. Stay tuned! (As you can see, I have uploaded the video that TV3 contributed. Just scroll up a bit to see it.

I hope you enjoyed the videos and the photos!



Meeting the Prime Minister and the First Lady of Malaysia

By Gloson On July 11, 2009 58 Comments

Today, my parents and I met the Prime Minister (Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak) and the First Lady (Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor) of Malaysia.

This meeting came about after my mom passed my poetry book, Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids, to Datin Seri to read; my mother believes Datin Seri is not only our First Lady, but also our Mother of Love for the children of Malaysia.

A few weeks after passing the book to Datin Seri, my mother received a phone call on the appointment.

I think our Mother of Love wanted to give me some encouragement to keep up my spirit of excellence in whatever I do, especially after completing my first poetry book.

I am really, really touched by her kind gestures to lift up my spirit to the climax.

It was a very exciting event meeting with our Prime Minister and First Lady. I performed one of my poems to them. They brought along some reporters of the media to introduce me to the people of Malaysia to show the “Malaysia Boleh!” spirit.

The Prime Minister and the First Lady also read my poetry book. The Prime Minister read my poem, Autumn, in front of everybody and said it was very good.

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Here are some of the photos my father took during the event.   PICT0556 That’s my mother, me, Datin Seri Rosmah, and our Prime Minister. They were looking at my blog.

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That was me acting out my poem, “If I Did Write a Poem”.

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That was me doing the ‘Mighty King’ pose in the poem. :D

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And that was Datin Seri Rosmah giving a present to me. Thank you! (Datin Seri told me to share it with my little brother)

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Update (12:30 am 11 July 2009): I just noticed that TheStarOnline.tv posted the video of me performing the poem I mentioned above. Here it is:

Here is the words to the poem, as seen in the book.

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(My voice did not sync very well with the audio in the laptop, because unfortunately, the sound from my laptop is too soft, so I couldn’t match it well. Fortunately, the audiences, the PM, and the First Lady enjoyed my performance and laughed aloud, nevertheless. I hope you will enjoy it too!)

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Update: (11:30 pm 11th July 2009): Today, my blog was down due to low bandwidth limit and too many visitors. I’m sorry for all the trouble and have fixed it now. I hope you didn’t mind.Ohoh

I have now got more photos to show you. Thank you so much, reporters for snapping them.


By TheStar.


By UtusanMalaysia.


By SinChewDaily
(That’s the Prime Minister and the First Lady looking through my blog post, A Beginner Guide to Getting the Most out of Twitter!)


By SinChewDaily
(That’s me, performing “If I Did Write a Poem”. My parents are at the back.)
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Update (18th July 2009): I finally scanned all the newspapers that featured me. Here they are.

Please click on the pictures to see their full resolutions (You can even read them at full resolution!).

12NST
New Straits Times, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

12TheStar
The Star, 11th July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

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Sin Chew Daily, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

12BeritaHarian
Berita Harian, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

12UtusanMalaysia
Utusan Malaysia, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

12NanYang
Nan Yang, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

12GuangMingDaily
Guang Ming Daily, 11th of July 2009. Gloson Teh, 11.

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I am extremely grateful to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah for giving me this opportunity to meet them.

I am also very grateful to the reporters for taking interest in me and my poetry book, and for taking the time to interview me. Your confidence in me encouraged me very much too!

I would also like to thank you, readers, for supporting me. Each of you played a part in giving me this opportunity to meet the Prime Minister and First Lady of Malaysia.

Cheers! :-)

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