We have finally gotten our little friend, the LomoKino, out to play in the sun. Armed with 3 rolls of expired films, we brought her to the small stretch of fishing jetties in Seletar, that I have stumbled upon while cycling from my village in Punggol one Sunday morning.
It has been pretty quiet from our side lately, save for the few Writeboard sessions we’ve been working on in collaboration with Esplanade.
And we apologize for that.
In case you were wondering, we’re still very much alive. Here’s proof:
It has been close to a year since we launched our website officially, with the first episode, Bread and Butter, for the Unseen/Unsaid series. Come 29th June 2012, it’ll be exactly a year since that conceived. Much has changed. We have graduated from school.
How have we been doing? And what are our plans in the near future?
Without realizing it, 10 weeks have come and gone since we first launched the Unseen/Unsaid series. The journey has been eventful, and most importantly, personally fulfilling for us as storytellers on a mission. This is our modest attempt to freeze a slice of home as we know it now, before it once again becomes merely a memory, as it often quickly does in land scarce Singapore.
We hope you have enjoyed the journey with us. If you have stories to tell, memories to share about the people and places we’ve covered in the series, we would like to hear them and share them too.
For now, we’ll be continuing our search for stories in the lesser known fabrics of community life in Singapore. We are always looking for ideas, and more importantly, contributors who want to take this journey with us.
Enjoy the last episode. We’ll see you soon.
The Unseen/Unsaid 10-part mini series
Episode 10. Horseman Derek Foo, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lee, Lim Song Lip and Jeremy Tan, 2011, 3 minutes, Rating TBA Episode summary
Most Singaporeans are familiar with the honking and shouting of their neighbourhood Karung Guni men as they make their rounds, collecting the unwanted and the abandoned. This story takes from the perspective of one particular Karung Guni trolley, who sees itself as its master’s horse; riding through the neighbourhood and collecting the souls of the forgotten.
So our big day is drawing nearer!
Unseen/Unsaid will kick off next Tuesday, 28 June 2011 with a media launch at CrazyWorld Cafe. This event is by invitation only, but if you’re interested to come, we’ll be happy to make room on the guestlist! (See post for more details)