Some more shameless self-promotion

One of the benefits of having worked in the media in Hong Kong around the time of the Handover was that there were so many great journalists, photographers and other industry professionals living there, or running in and out of the place all the time. One of the guys I became friends with and came to respect immensely was an Asiaweek writer named Joel Tesoro. Since our days in HK, Joel has gone on to write a book that was named a 2005 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book in Non-Fiction and is now slogging away at Harvard Law School (yah, real underachiever, eh?). Joel is also a contributor to Harvard Law’s Global Voices blog. Earlier today, Joel posted an article that he wrote on a few Southeast Asian bloggers, yours truly included. You can click here to check out the article.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his two kids!


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  1. Cind 16 November 2005

    Thks for sharing the article, CH. Very interesting indeed. Also, it gives your ardent readers here a little insight on S & yourself.
    I’ve been wondering….since you guys are such great cooks. Have you consider opening a cafe or restaurant some day? I will be de one of many of your ardent supporters to patronise it. 🙂
    Ha! CH you’re indeed our Celebrity Food Blogger! Way to go!Cheers!

  2. Eternity 16 November 2005

    no shame in telling the world of something good 🙂 it’s good to be read and promoted! if only others had more guts to promote themselves…

  3. Lil 16 November 2005

    your blog is totally worthy of the publicity!!!

  4. Andrea 16 November 2005

    there is no shame in this at all!

  5. Anonymous 17 November 2005

    I stumbled upon your wonderful blog through the Global Voices Blog. I am very glad they featured your site! Excellent pics and excellent topics. Keep up the good work.

  6. augustusgloop 17 November 2005

    Congrats on the write-up. A great piece dishing up a taste of the wonderful world of foodblogs. Yay =)

  7. Shauna 17 November 2005

    Wonderful! There’s nothing wrong with a little self-promotion. As you said in the piece, I feel like some of the work being done on food blogs is far more compelling than the food magazines. A little heightened awareness for all of us? No problem.

    Richly deserved. Now, about those 320 cookbooks….

  8. Anna 22 December 2008

    Just in case you haven’t heard the sad news about your friend Joel, pls read it here on his cousin’s blog

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