Why I Haven’t Been Posting Frequently in April

By Gloson On May 11, 2009 Under Personal
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Hi guys :)

If you’ve been around Gloson Blog for a while, you’d have realized that I rarely posted on April. I’m very sorry for not posting because I was really, really, really busy with my upcoming funny poetry book for kids.

One day (13th April), as my mother flipped through the mock-up of my poetry book, she realized how plain the illustrations are (which I illustrated in December 2008), and how much it can be improved!

For example, my poem mentioned cakes and milkshakes, but there are no cakes or milkshakes in the picture! Only the main character is drawn.

Here is a shot of the before and after of the illustration of my poem, Shopping List.



Shopping List

“A bicycle,
some comic books,
a basketball,
some storybooks.

“A super robot
that’s  polite,
a  noisy  drum,
a giant kite.

“A model of
a dinosaur,
some chocolate
and sweets galore!

"A water gun,
a large TV,
a cold ice cream
dessert for me!”

Mom looked at list,
face full of gloom.
“I won’t buy ‘til
you clean your room!”

Here’s another one; Picnic (The one with he cakes and milkshakes)




I’m going on a picnic and
am feeling like a king.
I’m packing all the yummy stuff
that I just love to bring.

Some biscuits and a giant burger,
marshmallows and cakes,
roasted chicken and soft drinks,
some lollipops and shakes.

Some chicken nuggets, chocolate bars,
refreshing cherry punch.
Some doughnuts and potato chips
and oranges to munch.

A big umbrella, just in case
the weather becomes hot,
and now, I am prepared to drive\
to the best picnic spot.

At last I’ve made it to the spot;
I hope there are no ants.
Alas, I have to go back home
for I forgot my pants!

I’ve been working for 12 hours in a row (4pm until 4am) almost everyday for almost a month. My mother accompanied me while I worked.

It took longer than expected, because I became committed to draw every detail according to what my poems described. I was very exhausted but I wanted to finish the book as fast as possible because I wanted to help my family.

And, I didn’t go to school for almost a month for the sake of this project; my family has financial problems and I pray that this book is going to help us.

I missed a lot of lessons and now, I’ve to catch up with all the lessons and revise for my May exam (on Monday, which is tomorrow).

I probably won’t be posting much this coming week because I have to study for my May exam.

I’m really looking forward to posting quality articles for you after my exam, so stay tuned for more posts after my exam ;) .

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Rizzo

    May 11, 2009
    9:00 pm

    Awesome stuff, Gloson!

  2. Claudia Broome

    May 12, 2009
    3:10 am

    Gloson, you are absolutely amazing. I will help you any way I can and so will @RugbyJones. We are going to meet my friend…face to face! Hopefully sooner rather than later. Please let me know how I can help you! Tell your mom she is amazing too! :-)

    • Gloson

      May 22, 2009
      7:26 pm

      Thank you very much, I will let you know when you can help. Yes, I have just told her that! :)

  3. kelly

    May 12, 2009
    3:38 am

    Did you give your mum a treat? Art treat? :)

    What software did you use for these wonderful illustrations? You colour sense is wonderful!! Is your poetry book gonna be published as a book or as a download?

    Okie har….you study hard ok? Auntie…er…I mean Che Che Kelly want you to pass your mid-term exam! Be safe, healthy and I will wait for your news Gloson!

    • Gloson

      May 22, 2009
      7:26 pm

      Oh, I used Adobe Photoshop. And thanks, my mother helped me with the colors. My poetry book is going to be published as a book, or maybe in the future, an ebook.

      Yes, I have been catching up with my studies. The exam results are pretty satisfying :) . Thanks for your support!

      By the way, sorry for not replying promptly. I was sitting for the exam :P .

      • kelly

        May 22, 2009
        8:10 pm

        My heartiest congrats Gloson! Please inform when your book is out! Will it be sold in Singapore?

        • Gloson

          May 22, 2009
          8:26 pm

          It will probably be sold worldwide, which means it will be available in Singapore too. We are going to sell it online, too.

          • kelly

            May 23, 2009
            12:14 am

            Sounds great Gloson! I will get one for my nephew’s son! And I will also tell my neighbours! CAN’T WAIT!!

  4. Evelyn

    May 13, 2009
    1:49 am

    Hey. What you are doing really inspired me! I am very happy for you and people who are going to read your poetry book..so full of colours and full of life!! Study hard for your exam and Do well!! Take care and hope to hear from you soon!!!

    • Gloson

      May 22, 2009
      7:27 pm

      Thank you. I am glad I’ve inspired you :) . Yes, I did study hard for my exam. The results are pretty good.

      Hope to hear from you, too!

  5. Salwa

    May 13, 2009
    11:08 am

    So young, and so inspiring. I love reading your stuff here, Keep it up!

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    • Gloson

      May 22, 2009
      7:28 pm

      Thank you very much :) . I’m glad you like my blog. You blog is great, too, especially the design! ;)

  6. Maxie

    May 15, 2009
    12:40 pm

    You are doing a great job. Just keep on doing your job and let your parents do theirs. They can take care of you just fine. It must be great to have your own book of poetry. How are you going to publish it?


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  7. Gloson

    May 22, 2009
    7:29 pm

    Thank you. I am glad you like the graphics and the samples. We have been working hours and hours on it LOL :P .

  8. Tom | Build That List

    January 10, 2010
    5:38 am

    Wow! That is amazing! Have you been able to sell many copies of your book so far?
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    • Gloson

      January 10, 2010
      11:08 am

      Thanks! Quite good! I think about 2000 copies so far ;-) . Thanks for asking.

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