Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sniff...a sweet letter

I bought the Merdeka copy of Galaxie today. There's a review of Dark City and an interview with me. I'll post those later. But meanwhile, I got yet another spin snippet for the back cover of my next English edition and Malay edition.

“Each tale opens with a disturbing can of worms…..Psychotic, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Resistance are sensational and thought-provoking…..a fun read with plenty of thrills to keep you engaged.”


Hee hee. I'm getting quite good at abbreviating reviews.

Anyway, there was a very sweet letter regarding one of my columns. I write 2 columns for Galaxie, and this is one I've kept for over 10 years now. Imagine - 10 years on the same column! Along the way, I've received bouquets and brickbrats. During the Michael Jackson baby stint back in the 90's, I wrote about how weird Mikey was (he still is) and received quite a lot of hate mail.

Recently, I wrote about how horny King Kong was and apparently received quite a lot of complaints as well! It's fun to write an entertainment column that provokes such strong feelings.

I've also received many great letters along the way, all of which are published in the Letters column of Galaxie. Going down (sniff) memory lane, I remember one letter telling how a student was reading my column under her desk in class, and she laughed out loud. The teacher demanded to see what she was reading, and she showed her. The teacher then read out my column to the entire class, and everyone had a good laugh.

And since I now have a blog, I'll share the most recent one in this current issue. There's no secret that I'm also Suzie of Galaxie, and since Suzie is also a pseudonym, here goes:

"I'm wondering about my most favourite column, Suzie Says. I've noticed that Suzie's page has not been featured in 2 issues and I was wondering why. I hope you've not stopped this column because she does have fans out there. Regardless of the complaints you got for her article Horny, Hairy Ape, many of us think her column is brilliant. I've been an ardent fan of hers for many years and I just worship her eruditeness and wit. I may be opinionated, but I think she unequivocally rocks and I think she is what distinguishes Galaxie from other local magazines. So please do not exclude her from future editions, OK?"

Santheira, via e-mail


Anyway, I was interviewed by The Sun today and Klue yesterday. More on that when it appears.


Lydia Teh said...

Xeus, your list of press interviews are going to get as long as Yvonne's, hehe. It's nice to receive such sweet notes, isn't it? One of the highlights of being a writer.

Argus Lou said...

Yes, Lydia and Xeus. Response, good or bad, is often welcomed.
A long, long time ago, when I wrote a column called 'Glad to Be Back' in the now-defunct (licence transferred to The Sun actually!) Malaysian Post, one fan wrote to me from Pahang. We corresponded for a bit as we found we shared a similar twisted sense of humour. Now, after almost 20 years, he's still a friend and a darn good one at that. ^_^

Xeus said...

Lydia, I think all of us have a long way before we can catch up to Yvonne. But I found a way round that no photo polivy with the press.

Argus Lou, Katie Holmes was a fan who actually is getting married to her object of adoration, Tom Cruise. So you never know with these fans :)

Lydia Teh said...

Argus, I wonder if I've read your articles. Argus Lou is not your pen name, is it?