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Thank you to Gabloverq and Hweezbooks for posting and sharing this with me! Encouragement like this lightens cloudy days like today.

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And a big-feathered Mystery Reader reading Little Godwit Finds His Wings to a classroom of kids is very uplifting too. Thanks to my dear, dear friend Arlene who sent this photo of her Significant Other all geared up for the big read!

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Little Godwit’s Solo Flight & Finding Wind beneath His Wings

Celebrating my 10 writing years with Prince Bear & Pauper Bear

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I was delighted to attend the opening weekend of my Bunny Finds The Right Stuff show, to find out that the shows have sold out!

I was doubly happy to have watched the theatre show with one of my favourite people Arlene, and her family. Arlene was my biggest cheerleader when I went through chemotherapy in 2016, sending all sorts of creative videos and messages to cheer me up. She’s also been an amazing supporter of my books and writing and a super-dear friend.

Bunny found the right stuff in knowing that he was deeply loved by his Maker and his floppiness wasn’t from lack, but from love and countless hugs. He also realized that the right stuff was the stuff of friendship.

Likewise, I rest in the knowledge that I am loved by my Maker and built up by the stuff of precious friendships.

BunnyShow2018 with Arlene

With the fabulous cast of Bunny Finds the Right Stuff theatre show

 

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The book-to-stage adaptation of Bunny Finds the Right Stuff starts its show season from 4th May 2018! Previously staged in 2016, Esplanade is re-staging this show by popular demand.

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Little Day Out is giving away 2 free tickets to the show (deadline for contest entry is this Sunday 15 April). Read Little Day Out’s review of the show and my book as well as details of the contest here.

Thank you Little Day Out for your lovely review! I was a ‘hoppy’ happy camper reading it :).

 

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I’m a hoppy camper with a sprightly leap! Esplanade celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and will be re-staging Bunny Finds the Right Stuff, based on an adaption of my book!

Show details are here:

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Box office is now open and you can book your tickets here. So hop over there!

Related:

Bunny Finds the Good Stuff – Opening Show @ Esplanade

 

 

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This morning, I woke up to find my Bunny Finds The Right Stuff theatre show in the news!

Bunny theatre show in the news - Straits Times 5 March 2016

Bunny theatre show in the news – Straits Times 5 March 2016

Esplanade Theatre is staging a special edition of the theatre adaptation of my book for special needs children this coming Monday. Read more over at the Straits Times website here!

Bunny Finds The Right Stuff children’s theatre show will run from now till 13 March. Ticketing details over at Esplanade’s site here.

 

 

 

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2016 has started on a very exciting note…and drama-filled page!

First off, Esplanade will be staging the theatre adaptation of my picture book Bunny Finds The Right Stuff for the preschool audience! The show will debut as the first children’s show at the newly renovated children’s theatre at the Esplanade.

Bunny Finds the Right Stuff is the 4th book in my Toy Series and has won the IPPY Silver Medal, Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention (Self-Published Awards) and was shortlisted for the inaugural Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award. It has also been translated and published in China and Korea, and also Malaysia.

 

bunny Esplanade flyer (front)

bunny Esplanade flyer (back)

You can book tickets online with Esplanade!

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One month back, I spoke to a group of about 50 schoolgirls, as part of Youth Leader’s inaugural SG50 Female Leaders Media Academy programme, which aims to nurture our girls through the stories and experiences of female leaders.

As an author, I don’t fit in with the corporate mould of this programme, which matches a selection of top students with corporate organizations. So, I was surprised when I was invited to be part of Youth Leader’s inaugural batch of female leaders to share my personal story.

On 8 November, I met with the 10 teams of students (numbering about 50) selected to be mentored by female corporate leaders who work within an organisation. The girls, 13-17 years old, came from about 10 schools and colleges, and were selected nationally from school media clubs as well as based on academic results and leadership positions.

SG50 Female Leaders

I shared my personal journey of how I went from losing my voice during my corporate life to finding a new voice in this chapter as an author. This was followed by a question and answer session with all the girls, town hall style, as well as additional questions from each group after.

 

During the session, the girls asked me a whole host of questions.

Some were writer-specific:

– Which is the least favorite book you have written?
Okay, my answer was strictly for that room only :).

– Which is the most difficult story you have written?

– How do you start writing your stories? What is your writing process?

– What inspires you?

 

Many touched on deep life issues:

– How did you find your voice as an author? What advice do you have to those of us trying to find our voices?

– What do you think is important to succeed?

– If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

– Now that you have accomplished all these things, what else are you looking to achieve?

– Are you still angry with the people who were mean to you when you couldn’t speak?

– Did you ever think of taking your life (during your lowest moments)?

It was a definite “No” to that. At my lowest point, it felt like the end of the world but definitely not something to end my life over.

– How did you pick yourself up from your lowest point?

– What is your life mantra?

I told them that I don’t have a life mantra but I do have a life verse:

John 10:10 “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy but I (Jesus) came so that you may have life and live it to the full.”

Youth’s Leader Founder Kenny Nai then gave the 10 teams a couple of weeks to write up digital stories based on their takeaways from my sharing. More on that in a later post.

I am glad that I met with the girls and had a glimpse into how deeply they think about life issues.

We ended just in time for me to pick up my little superhero from preschool. He took me on a very different turn in conversation as he yakked on about Jedi masters and light sabres.

May the Force of Goodness and Life be with our younger generation always.

Batman Caleb

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