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CNNGO LAUNCHES WITH MY GREEN ASIA ARTICLE ON FRONT PAGE! BASIL FARROW WINS CUTE PET CONTEST!

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Eeee! CNNGo has just officially launched!

You may recall that I landed a new writing gig for an Asia lifestyle/travel/culture/AWESOME site spearheaded by CNN (see this post). The site focuses on six cities — Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok — and has some seriously awesome content. I’ve written over 20 articles so far, which will be rotated in (I’ll link to them from here so you won’t miss out). And the lead article featured on the front page — Green Asia — is by yours truly!

To quote my editor, Chris Anderson: “This isn’t the same old travel website people are used to. You won’t find any cliches like “hidden gems” or phrases such as “the divine gastronomic experience at the divine little restaurant tucked away down a cozy alley.” What you will find is smart, engaging and well written articles by the locals that know their cities and the writers that know Asia and Asia trends and culture. We don’t play down to our audience.”

What are you waiting for? Let’s go CNNGo! (www.cnngo.com — you can sign up for an account to leave comments and receive newsletters.) You can also keep in the loop via the Facebook fan page and RSS.

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In other exciting news… Basil Farrow won a cute pet contest in a Chinese newspaper! Thank you to everyone who voted for him — you rock my socks off. My Scottish Fold wins a giant bag of cat food and $25. But his aunt Malone says, “There was no contest! Basil was already the cutest!” (More Basil Farrow photos and videos on his blog.)

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Finally, a couple of media mentions of my cookbook inspired by the Japanese bento decoration trend — Cute Yummy Time. The ModCloth blog mentions my book (more info here — signings and media dates TBA). And Abby Glassenberg of the adorable blog, While She Naps, received an advance copy and wrote a glowing review! Abby was inspired by my Panda seaweed/shrimp/brown rice recipe and put her own creative spin on it, using healthy bulgar and snap peas. Her daughter Stella even got into the action; she customized her design with raisins and Teddy Graham crackers. Love it.

If you find inspiration from the pages of Cute Yummy Time, please send me photos to share, and I’ll put them on my Cute Food blog. I’m also eager to hear what you think of CNNGo — comments about content, layout, or suggestions for articles are always welcome!

Song of the Day #207: Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) (Ronan and I are embarrassingly obsessed with this 1984 Italo Disco/Hi-NRG track. But it’s just so good…)

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38 Comments

  1. Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    i ♥ this

  2. Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    congratulations to u and ur cat! did my bungie jump video make it on?

  3. Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    wow, fantastic news! way to go!

  4. Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    my entire family congratulates your success! go basil and your writing skills! :]

  5. Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    my entire family congratulates your success! go basil and your writing skillz! :]

  6. Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    All great news! :)
    & I agree, Basil won that contest HANDS DOWN :P

  7. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on everything Carmen, will definitely give CNNGo my attention; it looks like a very refreshing website.

  8. Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    i ♥ this

  9. Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    congratulations to u and ur cat! did my bungie jump video make it on?

  10. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    congrats Basil!! ♥

  11. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Congrats!

  12. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Cool!

  13. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    kaawaaiiiii!

  14. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    wow, fantastic news! way to go!

  15. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    my entire family congratulates your success! go basil and your writing skills! :]

  16. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    my entire family congratulates your success! go basil and your writing skillz! :]

    • Posted September 28, 2009 at 3:30 am | Permalink

      TOWER OF POWER FTW! :P

  17. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    All great news! :)
    & I agree, Basil won that contest HANDS DOWN :P

    • Posted September 28, 2009 at 3:29 am | Permalink

      Awwww! We’re all smiling (no) ear to (no) ear!

  18. Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on everything Carmen, will definitely give CNNGo my attention; it looks like a very refreshing website.

  19. Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    congrats Basil!! ♥

  20. Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Congrats!

  21. Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Cool!

  22. Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    kaawaaiiiii!

  23. Posted September 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Is it just me or is that a panda with bleeding eyes? o.O (the one with peas on them)
    Congrats to Basil Farrow! Da cutest <3333

  24. Posted September 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Awwww! We're all smiling (no) ear to (no) ear!

  25. Posted September 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    TOWER OF POWER FTW! :P

  26. Posted September 28, 2009 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Is it just me or is that a panda with bleeding eyes? o.O (the one with peas on them)
    Congrats to Basil Farrow! Da cutest <3333

  27. Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    really nice nesw:)

  28. Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    really nice nesw:)

  29. Posted September 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    really nice nesw:)

  30. Posted September 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    really nice nesw:)

  31. Posted September 29, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Yay Basil!!! Im so happy I voted like crazy for him!! LOL..congrats!!..and I didnt want to say him..but Momma Carmina is great at hiding people…with a newspaper…LOL..I kid I kid..

  32. Posted September 29, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for your votes!!

  33. Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Yay Basil!!! Im so happy I voted like crazy for him!! LOL..congrats!!..and I didnt want to say him..but Momma Carmina is great at hiding people…with a newspaper…LOL..I kid I kid..

    • Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your votes!!

  34. Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Yay Basil!!! Im so happy I voted like crazy for him!! LOL..congrats!!..and I didnt want to say him..but Momma Carmina is great at hiding people…with a newspaper…LOL..I kid I kid..

  35. Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your votes!!

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