Niki Cheong blogging

Olympic City, my new column for The Star's iPad edition

Wow, it’s really been a while since I’ve updated this blog. The past month or so have been crazy with five university deadlines over six weeks. Looking back, I’m not sure how I survived it!

Then, besides my assignment deadlines, I had a few articles to write as well. I’m still doing some writing for Going Places magazine, and of course, there is my monthly What The Tweet and Tale of Two Cities in R.AGE and The Star Metro respectively. Then, in early May, the masochist in me added another deadline in the form of Olympic City.

Screenshot of Olympic City column

I first pitched the column to my former bosses back at The Star a couple of months ago. I wanted to capture London from a more lifestyle perspective regarding the Olympics, instead of a sports focus that we’re bound to see a lot of. I figured that I was in a unique position to do this considering I am living here and am myself pretty excited about the games.

Those of you who read the print edition of The Star won’t see the articles though. Instead, it is available exclusively on The Star’s iPad edition. You can download the app here. My column started on May 4, and runs weekly on Fridays. So if you haven’t already read it, make sure to download the May 4, 11 and 18 columns (so far) and every Friday from now on. :)

Those of you without the iPads … well, I’ve posted some of the older ones up in my portfolio so you can check it out too. But please support the iPad edition and download it from there if you have the device.

I hope you enjoy the columns. Would be great to hear from you guys what you think of it, and what kinds of stories you would like to read considering I am writing for an audience who doesn’t live in London. Brickbats and bouquets all accepted!

p/s I promise to blog more often now that I have a bit more time on my hands. :)

12.09am Greenwich Meridian Time

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