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July 3, 2013

1 decade

My blog has existed for 10 years today. 10 years ago,
– Mahathir was still the PM. Dubya was the US President, first term.
– Vampires sucked blood, not dicks.
– Hokkien Mee in Penang was on average less than 3 bucks.
– Dumb phones were still the smarter choice.
– We didn’t have so many annoying tourists taking pictures of walls around Georgetown.
– People did not take pictures of their food before they eat.
– Camwhore wasn’t an epidemic.
– Pluto was still a planet.
– If you’re young when you started reading this blog, now you’re old…

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July 2, 2012

9th year

Tomorrow marks the 9th anniversary of my blog.
Some trivia related this blog over the years:

– I started writing online since 1997 in a homepage, but it was Dr. Liew who introduced me to blogging in 2003.
– The blog started out as, migrated to dot net in 2004.
– This blog now holds about 15,000 comments and 1521 posts. (actual stat unknown, due to lost data during migration to dot net)
– Garnered over a million pageviews I think. Or a few.
– Most read post is “How to torture a cat” (you people are sick!)
– Second most read post is “What ‘pundek’ means” (you people are sick x2!)
– I blogged about buying my car 8 years ago.
– I’ve worked at 3 different companies through this period – Company X, Company Y and Company T.
– I’ve changed 7 bosses – 4 in Company X, 2 in Company Y and 1 in Company T.
– The blog saw the death of all my grandparents, and both my parents.
– The blog also saw the birth of my daughter.
– I’ve made over a few dozen friends through this blog.
– I’ve been offered money to advertise stuff on this blog for no less than 30 times through the years.
– There are a total of 3 different languages covered in this blog.
– If you line up the letters in this blog back to back, it will be long enough to cover the distance to the fucking moon (alright I was just kidding about this one).

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July 4, 2011

8th year

I’ve been blogging for 8 years. Fuck me.

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January 1, 2007


Migrated from Movable Type to WordPress – something to start for my New Year. Spent the whole New Year Eve re-coding my old Movable Type template into WordPress… it was hell of a work, since I’m not a programming kinda guy.

[Reasons aplenty, on why I took the trouble to do this. I’m not gonna start on it.]

Just let me know if you have any feedback on bugs/errors or suggestions for improvements/etc… In the meanwhile, here’s a summary of some of the notable changes in this blog

– the old URLs will not work anymore. It will work for now and temporary, but they will all be changed once I got the archives running, and the old MT files removed. The content of this blog however, remains the same (the new URL structure will be shorter and neater)
– there will be no more pop up commenting form/list. All comments will load as a single entry page now.
– as a result of that change, all comments will now be linkable, just like a blog entry.
– your vapid text expression inside the commenting system will now automatically churn an actual smiley image.
– the site is now paginated. Just click the page link (on top or bottom of screen) to scroll for older entries (this is to save loading time).
– the sidebar menu is now FF / IE compatible. Previously, it was only FF compatible. (IE sucks donkey cock)

That’s about it for now. There will be more changes coming, now that I have WordPress powering this site. Happy New Year to all of you.

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October 4, 2006

1000th post

This is my 1000th published entry. (Exact post count = 1192. 188 entries had either been deleted or taken down due to complaints from readers, violation of workplace etiquette, conflict of interests, etc, 4 entries are hidden)

Not sure if this is something that I should be proud of, but in a way, it’s telling me that I have been spending wayyy too much time sitting in front of the computer punching keys and has been as productive as a retarded paraplegic sloth.

And these wasted time, hundreds fucketh of hours of it, could have been used to do something better, like going to the gym to chisel up my increasingly doughy physique… or perhaps to volunteer myself for community services (eg. free breast examination for college students? Yeah…). But sadly… nevermind.

Anyway, I just would like to say a word of thanks to all of you who have been – as productive as a retarded paraplegic sloth – regularly visiting this site and read the craps that I had churned over these 39 months. Without you, I’m sure I would be just another beefcake in a gym providing pro-bono tits kneading services to college students. -_-

PS: Say, if you guys could tell me how did you first discover my blog, I’d want to be grateful to those who had pimped my site by putting them in my thoughts and links page. Thank you.

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