And life goes on…

January 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm (Craps, Useless Information)

Article from www.itjournoasia.com:

2-month-old comeback kid leaves magazine, again!

By Milton Sau

Jan 25, 2007

2-month-old comeback kid leaves magazine, again!

Chan Wern Shen bids farewell to the team of Stuff Magazine Malaysia last Friday, after returning to the publication two months ago.

Luke Elliot, Chatcha Corp’s head of publishing, described Chan’s very short stay as a “funny” episode for the team but said it would have little impact on the company.

“It’s not tragic for us in Malaysia; we have 70 people, so losing one is no real big deal,” said Elliot.

“I mean he was a writer, he’s important to us, we like him a lot obviously, but one out of 70 doesn’t make much difference really.”

Though the company is 70-men strong in the Malaysia, Chan was part of the team of two responsible for Stuff Magazine Malaysia.

The other member, Adam Smith, editor for Stuff Magazine Malaysia, is expected to be in for a busy period for the next few months as Elliot searches for a new writer.

“There are a couple of people, but I think at the moment I think we are looking to make sure that we get the right person,” said Elliot.

“Smith just have to work a little bit harder for a month until we find the right person!”


Smith chose not to comment on Chan’s departure.

Chan left Stuff Malaysia for the first time in September 2006; he rejoined the publication towards the end of November in the same year but left two months later.

I guess at the end of the day, I thought that writing for Stuff is probably what I want to be doing for the next few years,” said Chan in an interview after rejoining Catcha.

Guess years turned to just days for this writer.

Luke Elliot can be contacted at luke@catchacorp.com and Adam Smith can be contacted at adam@catchacorp.com.

For the record, I said “I guess at the end of the day, writting is probably what I want to do for the next couple of years“, when asked why I left sales and rejoined editorial – but hey, where’s the drama in that. :)

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