01 July 2018

Year 14

Wow, I am starting my 14th year of blogging!

This blog is still going strong. If it were a child, it's a teenager now.

Nothing much has changed around here. There are still things I regularly talk about. I am still posting pictures of travels I have done recently, and I am still talking about travel, books, music, or theatre, which are the things I feel most interested in. There's still the random rant. This pattern will still persist.

Speaking of repeating patterns, I still travelled. However, in the past year I haven't visited a new country at all. I did come back to a few countries, however, such as Poland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands (twice), Hungary (twice), Mexico, France, and the USA. And as before, I also went to a few places within Germany. And yes, I am still in Berlin, as roots have been planted by now.

Some changes have occurred, however, the most major one being the fact that I left academia. I talk about it every now and then, but for the most part, I just keep it in the background. I suppose unlike when I was in academia, work doesn't pre-occupy my personal time that much. So I suppose that's a reason why I don't talk too much about work when I am blogging, as after all, I blog for myself and my own personal satisfaction.

So this is the beginning of Year 14. Again, I still don't know how long I'll keep this blog up, but for the moment, it will stay. It's a nice distraction anyway.

So there, onward to Year 14. I hope you'll still hang around.

2 comments:

  1. To another year! It's funny to see that we've been blogging for almost half of our life. Do you remember when you first heard of "blogging"? I think I had a personal page on Yahoo for a few weeks and I was frustrated with the lack of options to do anything, like writing. So I started on Blogger...

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    1. Zhu,

      Ah yes, I first heard of "blogging" back in the late 1990s, with a website called Bolt.com. I believe it was the first social networking site, and it offered blogging services. I didn't do it back then, and only during the early 2000s did I start a blog with LiveJournal. I remember being frustrated that my parents found out about that blog, so I shut it down. I didn't open this one until 2005 when I was about to start graduate school and embark on a new adventure.

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