Last Fri (13 Jan 2013) was quite an eventful day.
Since it was day surgery, I tottered home from the National Dental Centre after my surgery in some degree of pain.
But before I entered my home, I checked my mailbox out of habit, and I found I had mail.
Ergh, I thought. Bills and the like.
But wait – it wasn’t just bills. There was a letter from the National Arts Council.
Was it the reply I had been waiting for?
It was! Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to Korea from 1 Apr to 31 May 2013 as a Writer-in-Residence at the Toji Cultural Centre!
I’m extremely happy because my career plans/plans in general for this year are slowly falling into place.
I’m also very excited because I’ve been reading what others have said/blogged about Toji and it sounds extremely awesome!
- Basics about Toji Cultural Centre – Ovidia Yu’s post about Toji;
- Toji Culture Center Or Where I Can Meet Again With Myself; and
- My time at Toji.
I’m looking forward to Korea and I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that I get the next residency I’m applying for.
Wish me luck!
P.S. I forgot to mention this: another good thing about receiving the letter on the day of my surgery was that it helped quite a bit with the pain.
Well, I might’ve imagined it, but hey – a little bit of endorphins never hurt anyone (pun intended)!
P.P.S. An ex-colleague had a very interesting contribution to make following my announcement about me being awarded the Residency on Facebook: