Mr Wang replied as follows:Dear Mr Wang
Hi, I'm XXXXXX, a journalist from The Straits Times.
I am writing because I'm pursuing an angle about the upcoming Singapore elections and the blogosphere.
I understand from your blog that you are interested in this as a topic and have the occasional post on it. I'm hoping to work on a piece about how the alternative media and the virtual world are also gearing up for the elections and what people like yourself hope to achieve by generating such discussion, as well as what people on the ground who are reading might be interested in.
I was sincerely hoping to hear from you, to perhaps get an interview on your thoughts.
Would greatly appreciate it if you'd write or call me.
Thanks very much and best regards
Mr Wang also briefly contemplated adding a few comments about the Parliamentary Election Act. Naaaah.Dear XXXXXXX
It would surprise many of my regular readers but frankly I am not particularly interested in the upcoming elections. As far as I'm concerned, it will be an event with lots of excitement and fanfare, but even before the dust settles we all know who will win and does it really make any difference whether they have 77, 79 or 81 seats in Parliament?
If I write about the upcoming elections at all, it is because I write about Singapore's current affairs in general, and that is why you will see from my blog that I have posts about, say, Rajaratnam's death; local universities' admission criteria; healthcare costs in Singapore; capital punishment etc.
I am certainly not "gearing up" for the elections. You would be better off interviewing other bloggers - there are some who seem quite intent about covering election news.