Doing the Karen Cheng Pose

Comments (2) slutting it

I’ve been reading Karen Cheng‘s blog for… years.
Can’t even remember how long now but i stumbled upon it through random clicking and found myself returning to it every other day.
Which is really strange cos despite me being a blogger, i’m not a blog-stalker.

Admittedly, i stalk hers.
Hi, my name is Joyce and i stalk Karen Cheng.


I love her optimism and reading about a life so different from mine, which i think is the whole purpose of reading a blog – peeking into someone else’s life and cultivating joy from it.

I love that she appreciates random leaves like me.

Karen Cheng

I coo at pictures of her healthy food (prollie cos i cannot cook to save my life).

Karen Cheng

I’ve been following her sons Sean and Callum growing up, as she writes on their holidays, adorable things they say, frustration in parenthood, fun activities they do together and ‘Firsts’ in a lot of everything – first day of kindergarten, first time this, first time that.

Perhaps her writing on her children are my favourite part of all.

Karen Cheng

I marvel at the drawings they conjure and the toys they make.

Karen Cheng

When i first noticed Karen linked me on her blog a couple of years ago, i excitedly told AshleyTheMonkey about it.
“Hey, do you read Karen Cheng?”
“Oh. Well she’s this blogger right, *blablabla rambles on about Karen Cheng*… and she linked me *beams*  :xpleased:
“… oohkay you psycho.”

Ash couldn’t fathom why i was so excited over an Australian blogger i’ve never in my life linking me.

Then one day, Karen emailed me about her Karen Cheng pose.
The first line in my reply email back was that her blog made me want to have kids -_-
She said it’s my hormones talking  0_o

Anyway, back to the Karen Cheng pose (read the link then you’d understand better!), she started up a Facebook Group for fun – to let other people post up pictures of themselves taken in the reflection of a mirror to show what they’re wearing/looking for the day.

If you think that this is merely a narcissistic act, stop right there.

Karen took it much further. With the help of supportive bloggers and friends, she held a charity event for the Singapore Red Cross when she flew there last month.
They raised app. SGD2,000 in 2 hours for the fund, all derived from the fun of taking pictures of yourself in the mirror.

Who would’ve thought ey?   :xwinky:

Karen Cheng

She’s got Dottie and Stephie of Fashionation to do it, and now she’s got me too  :xsilly:

Fairy Attempting Karen Cheng Pose

It’s a bit blur cos i took a quick shot right before SarChan knocked on my room door to walk downstairs together for the MTV Asia Awards.
You can see the heap of scarves piled on the bed cos i packed stuffed them into my bag in a hurry!

You know what’s pretty coincidental?
I was surfing fashion blogs and Diana of Hot Mint & Chocolate in Jakarta has the same skirt too!

You can join in the fashion fun by uploading your pics on the Doing the Karen Cheng Facebook group. Check out the other pictures there!

2 Responses to Doing the Karen Cheng Pose

  1. abby says:

    i can imagine someone saying, “WOW U know joyce the kinky fairy? I met her!!!” cos that was exactly what i did =)

  2. edward skading says:

    Dear Editor / Blogger,


    My name is Edward Skading, from Selangor, Malaysia. I am writing for your viewpoint and support towards a good cause campaign to protect and uphold our consumer rights.

    I am being sued by an arrogant corporate company (F&N Dairies (M) Sdn Bhd) because I exposed a horrible discovery concerning one of their products on my weblog. It is all about my shocking finding of an abnormal substance (mould) in a “Tea Pot” brand, sweeten condensed milk tin-can. You can read the full story (all the correspondence letters) and view photos of the contaminated milk and the disgusting hazardous conditions of F&N Dairies’ plant at my weblog

    As a consumer, I am sickened by the fact that we are not provided utmost protection from this sort of situations and whatever consumer rights we have now are defenceless. I also feel that my human rights had been deprived when I am being forced to silence and on top of all, I feel cheated when the company executive responded to my grievances that they are not liable for damaged products in the marketplace.

    I am only requesting that the company be truthful, reliable and accountable for their mistakes, moreover produce cleaner and safer food. I believe, it is the responsibility of our whole society to protect the rights and benefits of consumers, and all concerned parties should together strive to do the work of standing up for consumer rights, improving the consumption environment, and pushing for faster, better economic and social development.

    I sincerely hope you will cover my story on your weblog or your news portal and tell my story to the world. I would greatly value and appreciate your kind support.

    If you wish to contact me, please send your email to [email protected].

    Thank you.

    Yours truly,

    Edward Skading

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