@hellofrmsg is a finalist for #OMYSBA2015!

In case you haven’t heard: @hellofrmsg is a finalist in Omy Singapore Blog Awards 2015!

This is the first time @hellofrmsg is nominated in the Favourite Twitter Influencer category, and our fellow top 10 finalists are big names in their own right. They include our Prime Minister @leehsienloong, Singapore’s blogfather @mrbrown and two-time award winner @spinorbinmusic.

As admin, I’m thankful that we are shortlisted and nominated. The contributions from all the curators to @hellofrmsg count too!

(On a side note, our former curators @jac_theocctrav and @smithankyou are also nominated in other categories! Jaclynn is in the Favourite Top 10 and Best Travel Blog categories, and Smith is in the Best Individual Blog category.)


Give us your vote!

If you like what our curators have been sharing on @hellofrmsg, give us your vote! The voting process is currently ongoing and will run till 6 July, 3pm. Here’s how you can do it.

  1. Head to the Favourite Twitter Influencer page and click on the pink “Vote Now” button.
  2. Login with, or create an SPH account.
  3. Click on the TweetSG image.

You can vote once every day, so lend us your support!


Be a curator!

And of course, if you are based in Singapore, or if you an overseas Singaporean, sign up to be a curator on @hellofrmsg!

Overseas Singaporeans, you’re welcome!

Hello 2015!

January is soon coming to an end, and we will be welcoming February in a week or so. According to the National Environment Agency, the dry phase of the Northeast Monsoon has arrived earlier this year, but let’s hope we won’t have a driest February like last year. (and I digress…)

It’s good news that the new curator applications are slowly trickling in, and now we have filled up our slots for February and a bit of March. Keep the momentum going, and sign up if you are interested!

On another note, in November last year, I announced that overseas Singaporeans will also be allowed to curate @hellofrmsg, with some conditions. This is in response to a few followers, who mentioned that they are currently based overseas.

So yes, whether you are based in Singapore, or an overseas Singaporean with links back home, you are welcome! Awaiting your applications!

All I want for Christmas is you (as curator)!

Alright I admit, the home page here does look a bit “dead” after the last blog post in May.

However, if you have been checking the Curators in 2014 page, we have had a steady signing up of curators since then.. until recently.

At the moment, there are still gaps in the December slots, and I have not opened the 2015 list either.

I am always on the lookout for more people in Singapore to share about themselves, their lives, their interests, and their thoughts about what’s happening in Singapore.

Also, @hellofrmsg provides an opportunity for curators to learn from different perspectives and gain new followers/people to follow. (Hello, potential new friends!)

Some told me about their worry of lack of time – well, you don’t have to be tweeting 24/7! People understand if you have periods of “dead air” on the account, we all have our IRL matters to deal with.

Some told me about their lack of topics – don’t worry either! The topics will eventually pop up somehow, like what’s happening in the news, or from interactions from followers.

So don’t be shy, as long as you are based in Singapore, you’re welcome to sign up!

All I want for Christmas.. is you!

P.S. do give me a few days to a week or so to respond to you. If you can’t wait to be scheduled, just drop me a buzz on Twitter :)


Time for a Tweetup?

Hello @hellofrmsg followers, and welcome if you’re passing by from the interwebz!

Some updates: the 100th curator, for the first week of June 2014, has been found! Of course, if you think you (or your friend) fit the bill and you are from/in Singapore, do send in your application to be a curator!

Meanwhile, I popped this question on Twitter a couple of days ago:

After all, the last time @hellofrmsg curators and followers last had a tweetup was really very, very long ago, on St Patrick’s Day last year:

And there was one in January 2013 which featured smartphone-whack-a-mole:

So, shall we have a Tweetup in early June, as we celebrate 100? Any suggestions for places? Let me know!


Be our 100th curator!

[Update, May 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm SGT: The 100th curator has been found! Curators are still needed for future weeks, sign up now!]

Hello there!

This is Jinhua (@kuekj), and I am taking over the admin role of @hellofrmsg from Farhan (@frhn). He has done a great job managing this #RotationCuration (#RoCur) account since March 2013.

Rotation curation projects began with Sweden’s official Twitter account (@sweden) and similar accounts have been opened by other countries, states, communities and companies. Singapore’s account, @hellofrmsg, was started in July 2012 by Kirsten (@kixes) and June (@MizHalle), and more than 75,400 tweets have been sent out as I write this post.

Since taking over, I have created the list of former curators (credits to @PeopleofNZ for the inspiration), separated by years. A sample of their tweets are also found next to their handles. I have also relocated the defunct @hellofrmsg Tumblr here, as Tumblr does not play well with tables.

We will soon welcome our 100th curator during the week of June 1–June 7 this year, but we are still looking for someone based in Singapore to be the one.

You don’t have to be a celebrity or personality—just be willing to share your thoughts, communicate with followers and be able to defend your opinion. As we say in Singlish, mai pai seh!

If you are interested, or if you know someone who fits the bill, head over to the sign up form!

(P.S. Curators are also wanted beyond June 7, 2014!)