Friday January 9, 2009
PRE-TEEN blogging anyone? It might sound like a far-fetched idea but 11-year-old Gloson Teh has actually created his own website and he also does the maintenance and design for it as well.
Gloson, who has been living in USJ 22 for the past one year, created his own blog in July last year.
“My mother was always telling me to start my own blog,” he said with a giggle.
“However, I only began actively blogging in November, during my school holidays,” he added.
Young talent: Gloson holding up the cover of a book of his poems that will be published.
I had come across Gloson’s blog when searching for pictures of what was possibly the worst flood in Subang Jaya that had happened in November.
The photos turned out to be well-captured, despite it being at night, and came complete with captions!
And, what made me especially curious was that they were created by an 11-year-old. Yes, Gloson certainly knows his way around picture manipulation software.
A pupil at the USJ20 primary school, Gloson said he would blog about anything that he learns.
“I would also write about tips to guide people with usage of certain features, like how to download videos and online games from the Internet, blogging tips and other useful Internet tools.
“I would also like to think that I am a poet, as I like writing poetry. My poems are funny and enjoyable for children and they are not serious,” he said.
He said he would write poems if he had nothing to do in class whenever the teacher was not around or not teaching.
His poems are available for viewing at www.poetrytalents.com and he has written 100 of them so far.
“Poetry is cool and I know how to make them rhyme,” he said.
Gloson’s mother Grace Khoong said she was compiling her son’s poems to be published as a book.
Hard at work: Gloson checking up on his blog and doing some maintainence work.
“Poetry trains creativity and imagination and I would like to think of him as a gifted child. His father trained him how to use the computer when he was just three.
“With whatever basic knowledge he had, he could wield various computer design software and modify computer games,” Khoong said proudly.
She added that Gloson loved computers and would spend most of his leisure hours online.
When he was younger, Gloson had also been featured in the newspapers. At one-and-half-years-old, he was interviewed for being able to read and sing in English and Mandarin.
He was also featured as a potential musical prodigy by being able to play by ear and choreograph dance steps to illustrate his musical creations.
Gloson said he would update his blog once every two days. His site uploads photos of his five pet cats regularly.
Gloson added that the flood photos were taken at a time when his home’s electricity supply had been cut off.
“I was wandering around the house waiting for my dad to fix the power, not knowing what to do, until I looked out of the window and saw waters already raging at the lower part of our residential area.
“So, I decided to just take along my camera and snap some photos,” he said.
To visit his site, log on to www.glosonblog.com.