Hi, my name is Michael Cheung, and the purpose of this "Paperclip Challenge" is to start with a paperclip and trade for something better. Then after that I trade and trade and trade until I get myself to the goal of getting a FLAT!!! Nope not a house, A FLAT!!!. It's a daunting task but then again its not called "The Paperclip Challenge" for nothing! If you are interested then please send an e-mail to MHYCheung@hotmail.CO.UK.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I met the Original Paperclip Guy (Kyle MacDonald) YESTERDAY!!!

I had an awesome Saturday yesterday. I went and met the original man who thought up the paperclip trade, Kyle MacDonald. I found out that he was in the UK promoting his new book which can be seen on his new mini UK website on:

http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/oneredpaperclip/

I finished reading already, it's good BUY IT!!! It was really short notice how I got to meet up with him so I'm really grateful that he gave some of his precious time to meet up. I sent him an e-mail on Thursday night asking if he was gonna be up for meeting up during the weekend and he replied with a number for him to call him on. SWEET!



We then met up on Saturday in London, Camden town at Lock 17, where he was enjoying a pint by the river. He was a really friendly guy and a good person to chat with. In fact what should have been a meeting for a couple of minutes turned into a couple of hours!!! That really made my day!!! We chatted about all sorts of things, what the town of Kipley was like, places he travelled, places to see.

After a round of drinks he even took us to the nearest book store and bought me and my mate Dan (The other fella in the picture below) a book which I traded for a Twister board game!!!


We then went our own ways, he went off to Live Earth concert in Wembly and I went to take in what just happened. What a day out that was!!! He even signed the book for me and gave me a complimentary red paperclip badge. That is gonna go on my T-shirt later once I figure out how to sow :S


Thanks for giving the time to meeti up Kyle, really appreciate the time. Hope you managed to get into the concert yesterday and have a safe trip home!!! You can see his orginal one red paperclip website on:

http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

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