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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Lang Leav in Singapore

More than eight months after I met 'Love & Misadventure' author Lang Leav in Kinokuniya Singapore, I still feel giddy with excitement every time I look back at that moment. I'm full of admiration for this wonderful person. Lang Leav was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, they moved to Melbourne when she was five and now based in Sydney with her beau, author Michael Faudet.

I've spent considerable amount of my time in a bookstore more than anywhere else back in SG, being surrounded by books and people with mutual interest felt like home to me. When I heard the news that Lang Leav's doing a promotional tour for her (then) latest book "Lullaby," I've decided I will see her in the flesh.. I will get my book signed.. & nothing's gonna stop it from happening. Not even when it rained cats and dogs on the day of the event!  

Dad and I ran a few errands, then he drove me to Orchard. He handed me fifty bucks and wished for a lovely time with one of my favorite authors. I head straight to Coffee Beans and Tea Leaf for a cup of hot chocolate. I'm an hour and a half early so I bought a card and wrote an appreciation letter for Lang, while also waiting for my good friend, the sweetest, kindest, awesome-st ate - Ate Althea Fernandez-Chua.

At last, the moment we've been all waiting for. Lang entered the room with a gracious smile. She's sweet, quiet and gentle.. just like a lullaby. After a few questions from the eager crowd, I asked Lang Leav if she could please read her dedication for Michael: 
For Michael,
I love you, I do -
you have my word.

You have all my words. 

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Biggest smile + a love letter in hand
Queued up for the second time around...
For this HUG <3
This I will never, ever forget! It's been truly a magical day, meeting the person who brought poetry back to our lives in this day and age. Anyway, the real MVP is of course my Dad. For the tender loving care, encouragement, all the efforts, and the fifty bucks! We eventually called it a day after a scrumptious Japanese dinner. Thanks Pops! Thanks Ate Althea! Thanks Kinokuniya! Thanks Lang Leav! Thank you UNIVERSE!