Why 6 Words

When we first started working on Teachersday.sg, we put ourselves on a shoestring budget. We weren’t planning on using any formal form of advertisement. We needed something that was “viral” in nature. Sorta like the cute photos of bunnies everyone forwards around via email. The print ads and radio spots were unplanned, but something we’re grateful to the guys in the other division for. :)

Somewhere between brainstorming and procrastinating I came across an article by Wired entitled “very short stories. The concept stuck.

I know you’re probably reading this because you’re upset that your note of thanks has been constrained to a mere 6 words. I have no doubt a longer account would have been easier to write, but we didn’t want this year’s Teachers’ Day website to be like the rest of the other years’.

So we’re counting on you to showcase your creativity, ingenuity and wit. You can leave a note that’s as simple as “Thank you for teaching me well”, or really put on your thinking cap to craft a message worthy of Hemingway.

Six words. We issued the challenge.

Meet it. We know you can.

Saying thanks need not be verbose.

Just speak it from your heart.

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18 responses to “Why 6 Words

  1. You’re an artist in geek clothing.

  2. Good to see it launched. Have submitted my thanks! :)

  3. O.o icic

  4. hm.. there’s some bug with teachersday.sg..

    i tried to send my message 5 times already. all failed apparently. after i clicked “submit”, it kept linking me to:
    http://teachersday.sg/messages, which then shows

    {“errors”: false}

    =(

  5. thank you for all their hard works!!

  6. Hi Davin,

    I hope we’ve resolved the problem with the error message. Your message has gone through.

    Sorry for not replying via this comment sooner. Been away and didn’t check the commentso n the blog. My bad. :)

  7. I wanted to thank my chinese teacher in chinese words, but it doesn’t work. Why?

  8. i send my message a few times,then,when i tried finding the massage i send,there was no results found!wonda whatta happen 2 me……

  9. er..
    i pressed submit and it is being sent,
    but how come i don’t see my post when i search for my teacher’s name? ):

  10. Before the messages go on the website, they are sent to us for a quick check to ensure that the messages are not spam, or contain inappropriate language.

    So it might take a short while before you see your message on the website, but we’re working hard to put them up as fast as possible. :)

  11. happy teachers day !thanks

  12. thank you teachers

  13. Dear MISS ONG ,
    WISH you a Happy TEACHERS’DAY ! you are the best teacher I ever have !

    Eunos Primary School
    (p3\1) athena

  14. Daniel Pang Jit Kin

    To wish Mdm Rasheeda of Tao Nan

    Happy Teacher’s Day!
    You are kind and wonderful!

  15. Hey happy teacher’s day !!!!!!!!!!!!!To every teacher in Singapore who read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Pingback: Lessons from Teachersday.sg « Webdev at MOE

  17. thank you to my all teacher in smkdmy

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