(note: This blog entry is cross-posted on both Kempton’s blog and Dragonfly on the wall (here))
First of all, I am very happy to share with you the news that I’ve been invited by the CBC Dragons’ Den team to fly out to Toronto to attend and blog about the round 3 of taping for season 2 from June 5th to June 9th. Did I say I am really happy?
Now, I was asked to create a catchy name for this blog. So in this first post, let me tell you the story behind the naming of this blog – Dragonfly on the wall.
With the incredible access that I am given, I felt like I can blog like a fly on the wall observing all the happenings and less known but interesting sides of Dragons’ Den to share with you. Of course, just so you have fun watching the show, I can’t and won’t tell you everything I know or I will have to kill you. (big smile) But I will push some boundaries and you will have some inside fun with me.
Now, I want to use the word Dragon in the blog so Dragonfly is just a natural step to take to turn a fly into a beautiful Dragonfly. And according to Wikipedia, “Dragonflies are the world’s fastest insects and, although estimates of their speed vary wildly, most credible authorities say they are capable of reaching speeds of between 30 and 60 km/h“. And what impressed me even more is their tremendous vision, “Dragonflies have excellent eyesight due to their eye structure. Their compound eyes have up to 30,000 facets, each of which is a separate light-sensing organ or ommatidium, arranged to give nearly a 360° field of vision“. With Dragonfly’s kind of vision, may be I can be “insightful” automatically. (smile)
Here is a Summer Dragonfly on YouTube.
P.P.S. By chance, dragonfly also happens to be the name of the Inn of one of my favourite TV show.