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Twenty questions, part three.

And here we are...

Yes. Five years later, and here we are.

Little has changed, I think.

Well, it has been an awesome ride so far. From organising blog gatherings (#1 and #2) to being nominated for a blog award to getting dua-sen-ed – I almost had it all.

Along the way we grow – some may say, older and wiser – but I guess no one knows that for sure. Plain old text and words strung together forming sentences that bring either meaning or nothing – and still we soldier on.


I have to admit this: the fire is burning out. Slowly. Entries have dwindled; changing of layouts have gone from, previously monthly, to now an annual affair.

There was a time when I naively thought this could go on forever. Now, I am not so sure. Not unless I keep writing about my job, for that is where I find plenty to rant about (and yet I cannot!), because – as you already know – I have no social life whatsoever.

Besides, I am not the type to suddenly whip out a camera at a restaurant and snap pictures of eating utensils, much to the confusion of bewildered onlookers.

And now, the ball is in your court. If you are reading this, take control of your keyboard. Drop a hello and leave me your name – because I would really, really, really, like to get to know you better.

Naturally, most have come and go; some inadvertently got here while trying to find out why their left eyelid twitches. So.

Who are you, and why are you here? Do I still annoy you greatly? What were your thoughts when you first got here – were you going “Good grief, this rambling maniac writes so vaguely, I feel like throttling her already!”, or “Ah, a spelling error, but she might chop me to pieces for pointing it out…”?

Alternately, if you have any questions that you would like me to answer for you as well – ask away. (I may just redirect you to a search engine. Snicker.)

Do you still want to know why the sky is blue? What is six times nine plus ten? Am I really someone you thought you knew? How would I react if I got a role in the green code movies? Can I sing well enough to make your plants grow? Have I watched a feathered dragon doing cartwheels at the movies recently?


I think that is the least I could do in return. But I can too, possibly, reserve you a copy of a blook – should I finally get around to doing one.

Let us see where we are a year later. For we are all virtual nothings floating in cyberspace.

Thank you.

Twenty questions. Not really.
Twenty questions, part two.

Details of this entry.Monday, January 01, 2007, filed under Personal.
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  1. hello. saya nak berkenalan, boleh?

    this month is going to be my last month in cyber, so if you got time to hang out, gimme a call laaaaaaaah!

    echobrainless | 01/01/07 11:27 PM

  2. Wow, I remember all those page designs, except maybe the very first one. But if that’s Darren Hayes, then I remember even that one.

    Happy New Year!

    I think I should respond to your appeal, so it’s time I sent you an e-mail. It’s the least I should do.

    Tim Frost | 03/01/07 10:07 AM

  3. Monthly layout change or annual layout change, your entries remain as engaging as ever!

    Keep on writing, Strizzt – Happy New Year :-)

    pugly | 03/01/07 06:37 PM

  4. Echobrainless – What? Where are you moving off to again? Anyway, a meetup doesn’t look possible – I have been insanely busy at work. Am still expecting an invitation card from you though. :D

    Tim Frost – Heh heh. No, that was actually Aragorn (of Lord of the Rings, it was all the rage back then!) featured on the first layout. I’m… embarrassed. :s

    Did you send me an email today? I didn’t get one – but you know, I’ve received many nice emails/gifts from you, and for all the appropriate occasions too (you always remembered!) – so thank you. :)

    Have a good 2007!

    Pugly – Here’s hoping I’ll keep writing too – Happy New Year!

    Strizzt | 03/01/07 08:25 PM

  5. Hi, I guess you know me quite well! Hmmm… we still need to meet up! Btw, I feel the same way as you do. Exactly. from monthly layouts to quarterly to ….. slap on the forehead NO layout at all! Gosh. Is this a sign of growing up? No … it is a sign of Evil Work usurping the Good Life! But anyway, I still think you should keep on writing. It’s not about pleasing others, but keeping track of your thoughts. You can force yourself not to write about work.

    Shomisu | 04/01/07 07:49 PM

  6. The posts may have dwindled but this is still one of the better blogs out there. Happy new year.

    Mint81 | 05/01/07 09:02 AM

  7. Shomisu – Yes, I think the time for our annual (!!) meetup is coming up again soon!

    I’ll still write about work – as usual, I don’t make it glaringly obvious that I do. Heh.

    Mint81 – Eh, thank you. :) Have you finished reading your Robin Hobb books?

    And yes – Happy New Year to you too!

    Strizzt | 05/01/07 08:36 PM

  8. you want to get to know me better? lol.

    soporific | 06/01/07 02:01 PM

  9. Soporific – Bah. Thing is, I really don’t know you THAT well. :P

    Strizzt | 06/01/07 08:25 PM

  10. i guess being naive leaves us people to selfcheck progressively. it’s a good think i must say. hence, leaving food for our own thoughts counts as being undeinably important in relative with time. in 2008, you’ll look back at ur entries to suck all of em positive juice u need to drive forward. happy 2007 babes!

    ezwan | 07/01/07 09:33 PM

  11. I love you! Happy New Yeaar

    Natasya | 07/01/07 10:53 PM

  12. Ezwan – I go through my previous entries whenever I can, and find plenty to laugh at. Can’t believe some things I wrote, pfft. Happy New Year to you too!

    Natasya – :o Mwah. Have a good 2007 yourself!

    Strizzt | 08/01/07 08:06 PM

  13. Finished the first two trilogies.
    Haven’t gotten round to the Tawny Man trilogy yet

    Mint81 | 10/01/07 09:31 AM

  14. I’m still here. :D :D :D

    eyeris | 10/01/07 02:10 PM

  15. Mint81 – Ah, we’re even then. Heh heh. (Have not read Liveship Traders though.)

    Eyeris – Yay! :D :D :D

    Strizzt | 10/01/07 08:46 PM

  16. Aunty Strizzt I am 1 year older now. Big boy already but still want you to buy me lollipop. Long time no see and hug you already. You grew your hair longer now?

    Nephew | 11/01/07 03:08 PM

  17. Nephew – I have lollipops! You’ll have to come and get them. :) And no, I prefer short hair. Yep, Aunty Strizzt is boring like that…

    Strizzt | 11/01/07 07:58 PM

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