I am guilty of not reading The Straits Times (the local Singapore papers), getting my news fix from online headlines or blogs like Huffington Post or The New York Times instead. I also get a lot of my news from blogs, which are the most entertaining and free (in all sense of the word) form of information. Imagine my surprise when my mum tells me Tiny Island is in the newspapers.
Anyway it was just about 3 sentences that they extracted from my post I had inanely titled, I Can’t Believe My Eyes: Orchard Road is Flooded!.
I was brimming with excitement at first, having not seen the papers myself, but then I felt a bit of dread. Oh no! what have I gone and done now. And what about my careless typos that my blog is littered with – how embarrassing. Maybe they used my blog as an example of bad spelling and grammar and why traditional media is still superior to social media. That would be horribly embarrassing.
As I pulled out the papers to the right page I saw that my article appears under the Header of Censorship….Oops. Perhaps the authorities are not pleased with something I said and think casual bloggers like me need to be censored.
Thankfully it was just a few lines about the flood and I appear before a blogger with a much more enticing blog name – Spicy Mother. There was also a cute political cartoon on that page about the flood.
Yipee again! This has turned out to be a wonderfully fulfilling Sunday.