Call Me Content Provider"
own high-tech journey started from the ballpoint
pen through the typewriter before arriving now
in cyberspace - in the name of LittleSpeck.com
- spanning over 40, sometimes tumultaneous, years.
Hi! My name is Seah Chiang Nee.
60, a journalist and I have encountered two miracles.
The first took place in 1985 when I underwent
a heart transplant in Sydney (See A
second is this web-site. I could not have thought
it possibl, even three years ago, that I could
start a cyber-journal from a little room in the
northeast corner of Singapore that can be read
anywhere in the world 24 hours a day.
that a good reason to do it? There's another.
I wake up every morning sensing the buzz in the
air, combustion of the spirit and I want to write
about it before I leave this world.
several years of quiet living, I guess I am craving
for a little work punishment. A living organism
like this is actually 24-hour work because news
never sleeps. Isn't that great?
is not a business venture, so please don't call
me a content provider. It is here for everyone
who has an interest in the changes now taking
place, in the new life. Please feel free to read
and take part in LittleSpeck.com. Four decades
of personal journalism will be packed into it.
a third reason. The dot.com world doesn't always
play with 60-year-olds, so I'd like it to pass
a little message to people nearer at my age. Don't
be afraid of the Internet, go into it, it is a
wonderful life, a great tool. Unlock your experience,
your past, tell it so that the younger people
can share it.
me introduce a little about myself.
have been a journalist for 40 years, a true-blooded
Singaporean, born, bred and hope to die here.
worked as a Reuters corespondent between
1960-70, based in Singapore but with various assignments
in Southeast Asia, including a total of about
40 months in (then South) Vietnam between 1966-1970.
working for the news agency for 10 years, I left
to work for Singapore Herald in 1970, first as
Malaysia Bureau Chief and later as News Editor
before it was forced to close after a run-in with
the Singapore Government.
then left Singapore to work for The Asian, the
world's first regional weekly newspaper, based
in Bangkok to cover Thailand and Indochina - Vietnam,
Laos and Cambodia - for two years between 1972-73.
- News Editor of Hong Kong Standard.
-- Foreign Editor, Straits Times, Singapore reporting
assignments to Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle
East and The United States.
-- Editor, Singapore Monitor.
- Columnist The Star, Malaysia.