Social Media Breakfast 3 @ Asian Civilisations Museum

ACM is the proud venue host of Social Media Breakfast III

Social media is what it is because people simply love to socialise. And boy did I get a major dose of that yesterday morning at Social Media Breakfast 3 (SMB3), courtesy of Daryl Tay, Claudia, and Derrick.

SMB3 brainchild Daryl chatting with Cullen

Held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) through the sponsorship of the National Heritage Board, SMB3 is part of a series of networking events held in order to get bloggers more well aquainted with each other. Close to 60 bloggers, facebookers, forumers, chatters and other digital denizens of the 2.0 kind thronged the River Room of ACM this morning.

Participants mingling and chatting either seated...

...or standing...

It was a blast to see people freely chatting, chomping down the buffet breakfast spread (actually more like brunch and even lunch for some of us!), and just having a great time networking, rekindling old bonds of friendship and forging new ones. I was especially delighted to see my online buddies from the media socialist group November, Kenneth, and Coleman, as well as Friends of Yesterday Marcus present (we called ourselves the Yesterday Socialists, Friends of Media or something like that lah... haha).

Both Daryl and Claudia did a good job in getting the party started, and I had the privilege of giving my "corporate spiel" and explaining why museums and new media can become best of friends (unlikely as that may seem). It was a treat to meet many friends both old and new.

They include DK, Mintea, Nicole, Daniel Goh (who used to work with me), Uzyn (the founder of, Cullen Hartley, Bernard, Andrew Peters, Supriya Addanki, NTT, Farinelli, Yuhui (are you related to Yu Mei btw?), Dorothy Poon, Mohammed Hisham, Alvin Lim, Pat Law, Daniel Tsou, Jerrick Lim (both from Tech 65), Professor Ulrike from NTU, Su Min, Willy Foo, Laurent Roux, Glenn Van Zutphen, Todd Murray (Active Channel), and Vincent Tan.

All in all, kudos to Daryl and team as well as my own guys David, Wei Chong and Kenny. You guys rock!

After the event, we took some of the Omy blog award finalists on a tour of ACM. They include Jean, Alice and some of the other finalists including DK and Nicole.

ACM curator Clement Onn describing some of the Indian customs to OMY blog award finalists

This was followed by my own explorations of the recently launched Seeing Red exhibition held at Shaw Foyer of ACM as part of the China Modern China Contemporary Festival.

Seeing Red displays the material used during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Some of the famous little red books espousing maxims from China's great leader Mao Zedong.

Funky badges and plates adorned with images of the great leader.

Naturally, Ethan wanted to be a part of the action. And he certainly got busy at the Explorasian Zones for kids at ACM!

Putting together a couple of blocks to form a Chinese word.

Trying on shoes which were several sizes too large...

And dressing up like a Torajan Warrior from Indonesia!

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