Greetings to MMers,
After running this website for almost 6 years *gasp!*, I think I can safely call my loyal followers as “MMers”.
This Chinese New Year will be a significant one to me because this is the only time, in my entire life, that I will not be spending it with my family back in Singapore. Our Chinese New Year celebration is pretty much like a Thanksgiving dinner as all family members will gather around the table for a grand feast – eating together, exchanging the latest updates in our lives, and catching up with some family gossips. This Chinese New Year also marks the last time I saw my family, and I can’t believe it has been a year already. With the pandemic still happening, most of us understand that this year is different. So for the safety and health of my loved ones, we decided to celebrate together via Zoom.
While many may lament with negativity, I shall start the new year with some positivity!
First off, the vaccination program has been reported to be going well in other countries. This is positive news for all of us! In Singapore, the government has started to roll out the vaccination program in late December and promised that everyone will get vaccinated by the end of September 2021. On the other hand, Malaysia hasn’t started its vaccination program yet, but I believe that it will happen soon. This could mean that we can travel back to Singapore or our families can come over here for visits this year! Finger crossed that this will happen soon.
Next up, I found a new talent in me! Well, I’m actually very good at recruitment, especially with freelancers. I mean, I have been doing recruitment as a part of my management role when I was in the corporate world, and I have been recruiting on and off for some of my clients now that I’m a freelancer. Amazingly, my reputation precedes me as I’ve been invited to work on a special project with an international client, so I’m extremely excited about it. This project allows me to give back to society by creating new job opportunities, especially for those who struggle to break into the freelancing market. And so far, we have successfully recruited 200 freelancers in proofreading, editing, writing, and voice talents. Yipee!
Finally, I’m going to start every month with a rambling post so that everyone will know the latest news about me and the next plans I have on my mind. It will then give you an up-close glimpse into my world.
And before I end this post, I would also like ask for your opinions, gearing MiddleMe to be more reader-centric. So, feel free to feedback away!
Thank you to all my members who have been with me through thick and thin for the past 6 years. I truly appreciate and treasure all your support and encouragement.
Have a Wonderful Chinese New Year, everyone!