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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Credit, I guess

I was at the airport on the way back from Hong Kong the other day when I stumbled across this book, which has one of my pictures on the cover.  I flicked through to see if any of my other pictures had been used, and another one of them had.  I guess I'm a published photographer now. 

I've got a bit of an issue with this book, though.  Even though I got a credit at the end of the book, and I knew that it was just going to be a submission to a Facebook group book that I would never see any royalties from, I never actually got any kind of notification or thanks from the author for it.  I wrote her a kind of passive-aggressive email about it when I saw my picture on the cover of the pre-release, and she wrote back to say that the cover wasn't finalised (the print version is the same as the pre-release image), and that everyone would get an email after everything was confirmed.  No such email.  Guess it just fell by the wayside.

I think the FB friend request from her may have been a mistake, like one of those scan your email account for familiar addresses and add them kind of thing, but maybe ignoring it was the wrong thing to do.

Oh well.  It's still sort of cool, I suppose.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010


OK, so I haven't posted since I got back from my holiday last year.  It's been cold and busy in Shanghai, and lots of exciting/crazy/delicious things have happened in the last few months.  I have been having a bumper blogging day today (although this is the only personal thing I've posted), but this will be short.  I'm due in a meeting right now.

I just wanted to say, what the hell, Google Weather?  I don't even know what this icon means!  It's a whole new different kind of yucky weather.  Also, I'm going to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year tomorrow, and while it's a balmy, sunny 26 degrees today, tomorrow will plummet down to 12.  Joy.  Oh well, at least it will be warmer than here.

恭喜发财!  新年快乐!  Happy year of the tiger.  Whee.

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