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It's the 15th day of the Lunar New Year celebrations and we celebrate the end of the festivities with lanterns, full moon, riddles and tang yuan.

This being yet another day with a doctor's appointment, I will celebrate later.
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I haven't updated the blog for a while - but happy Lunar New Year! Gung hei fatt choy!

We also celebrated Bai Tian Gong yesterday, which falls on the 9th day of the 15-day Lunar New Year festivities. Bai Tian Gong has special significance to Hokkien Chinese as it is a day of gratitude and celebrating the birthday of the Jade Emperor.

Also sent off all my edits. So, I am giving myself a semi-hiatus.

:D

Also Valentine's and Galentine's Day!
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It's the 2nd here and already I signed a contract. :D

Now I am waiting for the real New Year: Lunar New Year.

;)
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Merry Christmas!

Sol Invictus!
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November is gone.

Advent starts.
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Feast! Howl! Be merry!

November!

Nov. 2nd, 2018 12:42 pm
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So... What entails for November?

1. Edits for Fire Heart.

2. Writing a glossary for Fire Heart to accompany field guide.

3. Yule Mice (if possible).

4. Launching Dragon Physician on Radish.

5. Going away for a break.

Why going away for a break? I am exhausted. This year has been great writing-related, but my emotions are wrecked. International news are not helping. We are going into dark times and the world feels it.

I might also take the away time to think about my future, health-wise. I might have to see my therapist/psychiatrist again. November is also where they pack all my important medical appointments together. So you get the blood tests, the mammogram and the liver scans together in a week! Goddess knows how I am going to cope with the financial aspects of all these tests... But I am crossing my fingers.

So... This is November for me. :)
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And Merry Beltane to the Southern Hemisphere folks!

Also: I am now a verified Radish author and I will be launching my YA fantasy serial about dragon racing on 7 November.

Click here if you want to subscribe!.

And...

RIP Jin Yong.

I have grown watching wuxia drama serials based on his books. He is a legend and will still continue to be, having inspired so many writers.

Updates

Oct. 24th, 2018 08:41 pm
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Renewed DW account. Scaled down to paid, not premium.

Likewise, Samhain/Halloween (or Beltane) card draws are on until end of the month. The deck is inspired by/based on Southeast Asian/Peninsular Malaysian fauna.

A couple of things I worked on got published/greenlit. An anthology of international spec poetry will be out on the 4th of December.

And if things will work out, fingers crossed, I will be writing serialised fiction.

I am still feeling the remnants of anxiety, spillover from last week which was not an easy week (it being exam results week for Cub/my eldest). I haven't written anything. Instead I baked bread, drew stuff and made pumpkin soup from scratch. I am considering taking another break, since I also feel the onset of PMS. :/
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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival... and happy book birthday to Starfang book 3!

9/9

Sep. 9th, 2018 09:53 pm
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I am so glad that Ghost Month is finally over and we can focus on Mid-Autumn Festival. So prepare for Mice!
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Been so busy with stuff that I forgot today is also an important festival!

Happy Lammas! Time to celebrate the harvest!
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Happy Duan Wu Festival!

I will be away for this week on a trip to Penang.

Take care, everyone.
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Whee!

It's also April 1st and Easter Sunday. :)
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Chap Goh Meh marks the end of the 15-day Lunar New Year celebrations and it also falls on a full moon. It's also called Yuan Xiao and Lantern Festival.

Happy Chap Goh Meh!

(also celebrated my birthday on 1/3 - so I feel older!)
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Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate as well as a belated Valentine's Day!
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Just like that, January has gone away.

Did you see the super red moon lunar eclipse?

:)
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Been an Othala Day. Visiting cemetaries, Early All Souls'.

May your Samhain passage be liminal.

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