Children’s books are a major part of my personal collection (although my book collection has shrunk significantly in lieu of my impending displacement), so I was very fortunateÂ to have attended the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) held at the National Library Building recently. I was pretty excited as it was my first time to AFCC’s 3-day Writers & Illustrators Conference – I even planned out my schedule in advanceÂ in order to maximise the number of talks that I’d attend, and there were just so many that I wanted to sit in for. The freedom of choosingÂ topics that I’m actually interested made me regret the time I spent floating about in anÂ institutionalised education system. I was a pretty bad student for most of the mandatory subjects that I wasn’t interested in, but that’s school for you.
Here, I attemptedÂ a rhyming thing for one of the activitiesÂ on writing humour for children:
The prince traveled far and wide,
slayed monsters in his gangly stride
as he sought to free Sleeping Beauty.
At last he arrived,
but boy, he surmised
they forgot to say she was stinky.
It was also such a coincidence to have met Lix there! My posts featuring her was here & here, back when we used to meet up for a personal project on handcraftedÂ pop-up cards. It’s been years. It was great to catchÂ up with her zanyÂ antics and humour. <3
This was my outfit for the last day of the conference. It’s very go-to-school, largely because I felt like I was attending one, even though it was for work. This was also meant to maximise my comfort, since it was the third consecutiveÂ day of talks spanning from 9am to 5pm. Sitting all day in a chair can be tiring, no matter how well-designed it is. Wearing jeans also allowed me the option of crossing my legs whenever I felt like it. Also, can I just say just how awesome a find this thrifted cardigan was? I still get compliments over its unique design.
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.