Eight of them turned up, hosted by the CCKPL branch manager, Ms. Lim Puay Ling (and treated to a nice dinner spread -- sorry we didn't have that for YIPL preview, mrsbudak!)
There was a nice mix of familiar faces and new ones.
Preetam was one of the familiar faces. I took a shot of him demonstrating the Bookeen's Cybook eBook reader. He makes good use of the NLB eResources, regularly downloading stuff to his Bookeen.
Yi Chie was a new blogger I met. He's also the first to blog about the exclusive preview session.
He told me he was an "Infographic Journalist", working for a newspaper publisher here. Next time you folks read the papers, check out the soccer infographics (hint-hint) and see if you can find his name.
I was much impressed when he related how he got his current job, based on what he'd picked up from the library's collection of books on Photoshop and Illustrator. In fact, I don't think he's a unique case in this aspect (picking graphic skills from library books, I mean).
Will update this post if the rest of the bloggers publish something (we really left it to them).
Choa Chu Kang Public Library opens this Friday, 21 Nov, at 11am.
- Sean Chua - SimpleChemConcepts.com