So, I spent practically the whole of Christmas eve in bed and I expected that this would be the case for the rest of Christmas. When I mentioned this on Facebook, some friends thought it was a great idea. I guess it could be a restful and even luxurious way to spend the holidays, but, really, only if it’s how you choose to spend the time. I was in bed because I couldn’t quite face the world. I felt sad and lonely and isolated. Read More »

Mim and Her Small White Cat

Mim stickers are my new favourite thing. There are days when I wish I could communicate using nothing but. Even in real life. Imagine, being able to suddenly project Mim and her small white cat out of my forehead. Or to transform into Mim disco dancing or breathing fire. I’ve even downloaded the Mobile Girl MiM sticker app for my phone. So sad I can only use it for iMessage. (I do not believe this post! Like WTF!)


Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat


I’d never seen this before. Or heard of it, but then I tend not to have my finger on the pulse, of anything, really.

This is Tombili, Istandbul’s most famous cat who’s passed on now. Isn’t it great that he got a sculpture just for being so cute and super chill.

Read about Tombili here.


Yesterday I paid for my own domain name.

daphnelee.org functions as a landing page and I’m hoping that it will, in time, be what pops up when people google my name or any of the work, projects etc I have done and/or am involved in.

Like my columns Tots to Teens and Localise.

Like this site as well as my book blog Head Shoulders Knees & Toes and my editing and writing services site OneRedPencil.

Like the Scholastic Asian Book Award and Scholastic Picture Book Award, initiatives I helped set up to promote the creation of children’s books with Asian content.

I’ve been experiencing lots of changes lately, and there are more changes to come. I think they mean good things are just around the corner.

‘Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
if I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
but it is
gonna be great!’

~ ‘Something’s Coming’ from West Side Story

Thanks but No Thanks

My Twitter account got a new follower today:


Needless to say I won’t be following back.