Finally back in good old Singapore again. Been here a week already now, a week full of meetings and discussions about how and what to do about it all regarding my book Can!.
I started by visiting my publisher Kenny Leck at BooksActually in my favourite hood, Tiong Bahru. This is also the neighbourhood where I used to stay in when I was living here. We agreed upon that there was plenty to do, but that we’ll work it out bit ny bit.
Next stop was the Embassy of Sweden to meet up with my dear friend Gunilla and the Deputy Head of Mission, Karin Öhman. I also had a brief encounter with the ambassador himself, Mr Ingemar Dolfe. We all agreed upon that it would be great if we can do something together again regarding the launch of my book. To promote and to highlight Sweden and Swedish entrepreneurship and design. Lovely!
The day after I had a great meeting with the Swedish Pastor at the Swedish Church in Singapore, Mr Gudmund Erling. A guy with a lot of stuff going on and with a heart and soul that the Swedish congregation should be proud of and take care and advantage of. I really, really hope that we can work together for the food at the launch
I have done a lot of e-mailing and networking around with my friends and comerades in town. At the same time I have tried to spend some leisure time with my extended family.
I have a nice gut-feeling about it all, and I hope that the launch on the 31st October at Sculpture Square will be a smashing hit for everybody involved.