Jan 26, 2012

HOLY MACARONI

Okay, this is getting a liiiiittle crazy!

I was told yesterday morning that my Yao Ming portrait video was featured on Gizmodo, and I thought, 'hey...they're a very well-known site, right?'. I called one of my techie friends and he sounded way more excited than me, and told me that 'they're not big; they're HUGE!'.


Next thing I knew, my views shot up from 12k to 50k in a matter of a few hours, and the video was featured on the Huffington Post and Yahoo and NBC! I couldn't wrap my head around what was gong on before my eyes. The next crazy thing: Good Morning America and ABC news contacted me to request permission to show the video on their channels! I'm totally blown away by the power of social media. All I did was shared my youtube link on my facebook page, and the rest happened from there. I was totally not expecting this - I'm really overwhelmed and extremely nervous - I'm getting mostly good, but some bad (and rude!) comments - and I guess I have to realise I can't please everyone!

I am so so so thankful for the encouragements, comments, video-sharing and emails...I'm really blessed by you, and by God. Thank you!

Yours,
RED! :)

ps: I've placed all the media articles under the tab MEDIA on the top of my site! 
pps: I wish I worked on my dribbling skills more - this was shown on some ESPN and NBA sites and viewers were laughing about my sloppy dribbling towards the end, haha

ppps: would love to stay connected! Here's my Facebook page!

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that is amazing - Congratulations!

    Hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the dragon :)

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  2. Congratulations! Your creativity is inspiring. Hope it spurs you to create more amazing art!

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  3. You have the talent and you have succeeded a large portion of your dream!!

    You are amazing Hong Yi! I am really happy for you!!! Congratulation. :)

    mt
    Meitzeu.com

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  4. Maybe yao ming himself will see that video :) congratulations hong yi!

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  5. i just gotta say that you have an amazing talent and that you have inspired me to start blogging.

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  6. linked from gizmodo. your blog is amazing and you always have such funny and insightful things to say. i love all the pictures! shanghai looks awesome. looking forward to more!

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  7. This broad is kinda hot.

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  8. 嗨,康仪你好。
    你不是马来西亚土生土长的华人吗?如果是,我们自己不称为“华侨”,而是马来西亚华裔。“华侨”是大陆人对外国华人的称呼。
    ^^,和你分享。
    谢谢你让马来西亚在世界的舞台放光芒!!

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  9. Hi Yi!!
    I'm very glad for you!!!
    You did a good job, and you have now what you deserve!!
    Greetings!
    Laura

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  10. You are such an amazing person and your achievements are such inspirations to so many people. Way to go, Yi. With you all the way.
    Love, A Raina

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  11. Hey congrats! Question: do you draft an outline on the canvas first? Or you are only following the picture?

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  12. Beautifully done.......

    Coming from Sabah myself, I am super proud of your achievements....

    SR

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