Seven years of

Download: Director’s Cut (with proper music) celebrates its 7th blogniversary today and in remembrance of that, I have made a 10-minute video documenting the progress from Melbourne to KL to Kuching to Sibu and back to KL.

Notable posts of the year:
The Big Mac Chomp Challenge
Tongue Piercing Photos and Video
Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort
Marina Bay Seafood Restaurant
JCI Seduan Wet & Wild Pool Party Guide to Eating Live Sago Worms
The evolution of Chinese names
Zuiho Daiko performance @ Sibu Gateway
My sister’s wedding @ Grand Jasmine Ballroom, RH Hotel
Wrist piercing – sub dermal piercings on my left wrist
CNY in Ipoh
Don’t Drift and Drive
Ride of the Valkyries
Hate the sin, love the sinner
Nuffnang Music Bash 2009

It’s been a long journey and I’ll like to thank everyone for reading the chronicles of my life…

…and to show my appreciation, I’m going to buy the first 50 people who comments on this post lunch.

RM 10 each x 50, straight into your bank account via TT. Please ensure that a valid email is provided so I can email you for your account details.

As a bonus (and also to round up the figure to RM 600) I’m going to give the best comment RM 100.

Yes, I’m broke but I’m also feeling generous. :p

Thanks for all your support; I couldn’t have done it without you.

Long live! =D

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154 thoughts on “Seven years of”

  1. Arrrggghhhhh….
    I give up – YouTube recognizes the sweet tracks I’m using in the video so I’m forced to use AudioSwap.
    Just think of the first part as having Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up and the second part with Eminem – Cleaning Up My Closet.
    My 10 minute audio extravaganza with the music matching the scenes…dashed by Intellectual Property.
    Curses. :p
    P/S – I’ve uploaded a Director’s Cut video, you can download it straight off my server if you want. It contains the original BGM I wanted. πŸ™‚
    This does not count as one comment. 50 more to go. πŸ™‚

  2. Happy Blogniversary!!! Keep it up HB… your blog is one I make sure I do not miss reading each day. Wish you would spend time updating more often especially on your notorious exploits and adventures. =)

  3. Hey congratulations :D!!!been following your blog quite sometime now,even read through your archive and always waiting for you new post.Anyway,I agree with KY,keep the money since you’ll be moving soon and more money will be spend.Just keep on blogging and that’s worth more than buying me lunch πŸ˜›

  4. Happy 7th anniversary! πŸ™‚ 7 years is a long time to blog. I did read you way back when and have known about this blog since, but wasn’t a regular because it was too scary, thought it could draw me in to places I didn’t want to be in. Because I could emphatise and understood too much! The nosebleeds and so much more sent me scat πŸ™‚ What brought me here in the first place you may wonder. It was the English. You’re one of the few who are a smooth read! Glad you made it this far after all that’s happened all those years, hope your life gets better and better! Cheers!

  5. Congrats…
    Known you blog-wise not too long ago…
    Hope to know you better, in time to come…
    Insofar, you really seems to have ran into a series of baaaaddd luck, hopefully it’s the end of the staircase….
    And things will change for the better….

  6. hello huai bin,
    it’s nice of you to offer rewards for people who comment on ur post, however i think you should keep the money seeing the situation you’re in now, and also the common word people always use – recession @.@
    however, if you really wanna thank your readers and so on, maybe instead of giving them cash, you could invite them go out yam cha makan makan..
    so called, that would at least be better than rewarding money lol~
    if u really happen to be organizing one something like that, do count me in! πŸ˜€

  7. HuaiBin, your video have caught my attention, very impressive!
    It was such a big changes of you along the 7 years.
    You touched the boobs, drugs, guns and much more that I ever dare to do
    not including the boobs la ;p)
    And went to rehab and become a better person.
    Look at the brightside! Along the 7 years you have written down every moment of you on the blogsphere and shared with us!
    Yeah! A better new you on upcoming years!
    Nice to be your reader ^@^
    PS: KennySia is way thinner on year 2005! XD

  8. It has been awhile since I started reading and it is always my 3rd favourite πŸ™‚ Ha! you know me, Jeremy Clarkson comes 1st and then James May. may go for drug-free thesedays πŸ˜‰ it always give me the Xanax-like feeling. Ha! I mean, great read.
    p/s: save the money for yourself. RM10 doesnt do much for me over here. πŸ˜‰ Buy me a drink if we ever get to meet.. how bout that? πŸ™‚

  9. Happy birthday mate. I gotta say, your blog is daily reading for me, and always look forward to reading of your adventures, whether they be up or down.. or even up and down, either way they are written in a way that’s makes interesting reading.
    Regards Jeff (Perth)
    ps: I think the reward should be the other way around,, we the readers, should send HB money…(Hmm thats going down like lead ballon I bet)

  10. For a while there you disappeared on us but I’m glad you’ve cleaned up a bit. I’ll make sure to take twice as many pills when I party just for you ^_^. Save that money so if your ever in LA I’ll buy you lunch @ Canters or something just as awesome.

  11. Please save your RM10 for the next beggar you see on the road. This is my personal donation. Hehe.
    What an interesting journey, hope this seventh year brings you the best as you were able to document your journey through blogging. Thanks for sharing with us your journey. Happy Birthday!

  12. utmost respect to you. from years back when it started and then disappearing for a while and back again. you are the MAN.keep it up for as long as you can. for whenever you keep posting there will always be loyal fans of sixthseal. congrats and happy 7th blogniversary?

  13. err. not even past 40 but i scared i will forget to comment on this momentous occasion so here I am wishing you a generous 7th anniversary; something not many have achieved, despite the setbacks you experienced!
    ps- treat yourself the RM10 that was intended for me. ya, unlike you i’m a cheapskate πŸ˜‰

  14. Hai HB,
    Juz to drop a comment for u. Firstly, congratz to u on your 7 years anniversary which i believe not all blogger can do it but u did it well.
    I started to read of ur blog since i m at kcH, i think on the past 4 years ago from 1 of my fren =”) Know that u doing very good compare to before and happy for u..
    Keep it Up! Life is wonderful and nicer that awaiting for u *cheErs*

  15. Been a fan of your blog ever since 3 years back.Was introduced to it by my girlfriend who is also a follower.Nice to know that your back after your rehab.I suffer from depression and was on medication too.As i know you have manic depression?Well from your post i understand a whole lot better bout myself,that i am not alone and even if you have such problems you can live a normal life.You are proof of that.Keep entertaining us with your wacky and on the edge antics and adventures.

  16. 7 years!! I still remember the veritas days… Ahh… what a memory…
    Anyway, looking forward to 8th anniversary πŸ˜‰

  17. Been reading this site for ~5 years. First comment, I’ll be checking this site until you quit πŸ˜‰ glad you came back… thought I wouldn’t get a glimpse of a foreign country!

  18. That video almost made me cry. I have been going to this site since 2003 (and a few others i think you had – one about recovery?)Thanks for blogging!

  19. OMG HB, you are the man! It’s all good HB. One day we go yumcha. I also wanna hang out with the legendary HB. Been reading your blog since 2004 kot.. but you’ve been a great inspiration to me. Great job man. All the best to you. Cheers!

  20. Congrats for being entertaining us with all the wild and crazy stuff that you do. i admire your skills in writting and also i admire you for having the guts to do most of the stuff we don’t dare! keep up the good job!

  21. Congrats for being entertaining us with all the wild and crazy stuff that you do. i admire your skills in writing and also i admire you for having the guts to do most of the stuff we don’t dare! keep up the good job!

  22. heyya bin =)
    im not doing this for the lunch nor the money. but hey, 7 years is friggn long. what hv i done in the past 7 years?
    i was in high sch. just a lil kid not accomplishing nor experiencing half the things u already have. well yeah, i’ve always wanted to seek new experiences, try new things (and hopefully not get addicted) that are deemed bad. ive stayed into the ‘bad’ side many years ago too just like u (but obviously uve been waaaayy a badder ass than i have) but in the end, most importantly. is where we are now. we only get to live once, so why not try everything?
    i condone that XD
    i guessed u lived to see that idiom come true as well. thumbs up bin. =D

  23. Well this is for you sixthseal, I still remember where you get the name sixth seal. From the same chapter I give you this..
    The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
    “Thy kingdom of the world has
    become the kingdom of our
    Lord and of his Christ,
    and he will reign for ever and ever”
    -Rev 11:15-

  24. Hey! I’m not in the top 50, but I’ll comment anyhow. I didn’t realize that I’ve been following your blog for so long! The earlier photos were all recognizable! πŸ™‚
    Happy you made it this far… alive!

  25. Happy blogniversary! Haha , too late for the free lunch but its alright =D
    7 years, its been long eh? From Louissa to Cherrie, and then AL, and MDC, Melody.. Faye .. and Doris! Hehe I think there’s A LOTTTTT more but I can’t remember their names. πŸ˜›
    Instead of you thanking us, i think we should thank you instead. Your posts never failed to make my day! I read them everyday (almost like a newspaper) the 1st thing I wake up in the morning and every fresh post made my day!
    Thank you for blogging and making my day less boring! πŸ™‚

  26. Seven years.. Wow. It felt like only yesterday when you asked if I followed and I gave you a blank look and said “What’s that?”
    Not long after, you tried to convince me to follow sixthseal and to read your old entries. I told you I don’t believe in broadcasting our life’s journey to the world, but you taught me that it isn’t a broadcast neither a publicity. It’s a record of the sequence of events that happened over the years, many of which, after its occurrence, we would too soon forget. Someday we’ll go through it and it will help remind us of the good ol’ days – and it’ll bring a smile to all our faces.

  27. what a great vid – this captures exactly what makes Sixth Seal the best blog around – it is a part of my daily routine. Hail to the king, indeed.

  28. Good blog and updated very often.
    I started reading your blog in Malaysia and still reading it now in Canada.Keep up the excellent work.

  29. Such a journey…that video made me sad for some reason…perhaps because ive been reading your blog for so long.
    Congrats, 7 years of quality blogging!

  30. Thanks for the support everyone! I shall compile all the emails and send it out tonight.
    Gotta work now, lots of stuff to do.
    Thanks for reading, and for all the well wishes. πŸ™‚

  31. wow.. it’s been 7 years already.. I better get my shit straight and grow up.. looking forward to the lucky no.8th blogniversary..

  32. 7 years, thats a sign of lucky seven~ it really took lotsa effort to keep a site going , especially when you are working some more.. some of my friends couldn’t even cope to post a blog once a month in their college, let alone when they are working…
    But, your site inspired me to blog , even with work. so thanks to you a full-time blogger is born~~~ nyak nyak nyak like some movie only~
    Anyway, happy blogovesary and happy blogging~
    May you be well and happy always~

  33. No chance for the lunch…but perhaps dinner ? rm 20 for dinner?hehehe
    just kidding bro…
    anyway, congrats..hope u make it to the top10 malaysia blog very soon…
    put more pretty girls picture..xx chromosome thingy=)

  34. aiseh, too bad, already passed 50 comments. hehe..
    anyway, I did check back your notable posts and that live sago worms post, OMG, I will watched it over and over again when I want to keep fit…

  35. i been reading Sixthseal since 5 years ago…i really enjoy reading it as it was very entertaining … btw keep it up HB!!

  36. Sienz… By the time I read the post, the comments has shoot over 70. Anyway, being a reader here for more than 3 years, Happy Birthday to your blog. Now, I have another date to remember. 16, 18, 20 and now I have to add in 19. hahaha… Hey… Rene and I treated you once. If possible, now is your time to repay me. I wish to be your best commentator. πŸ˜› I know.. I am just dreaming… hiak hiak hiak

  37. Happy anniversary…
    I love the vid. I went through a suicide attempt before as well, though I was too chicken to cut myself. Haha…
    I really love hearing of how far you’ve gone.

  38. I think I only stopped blogging for less than 1 year. I was still at the now defunct during 2007 when I finished by first and second rehab. It was the dreaded 3rd rehab that took a lot of time. So technically, is 6 years old. πŸ™‚
    All comments later, I gotta get back to work. Lots of stuff pending. :S
    I’mm compile the list tonight, I don’t know if it’s already hit the 50 comment limit since some people don’t want it but there’s till the best comment to try out for. πŸ™‚

  39. Okay, I’ve got a lot of questions about why I’m forking out RM 600 when I’m so damn broke I’m eating instant noodles everyday from the people who’re around me everyday.
    Well, the answer is AGAPE. I love – it’s an unconditional love, I can’t explain it, I love it more than I love myself, as twisted as that sounds…
    …and that’s what agape is, essentially. πŸ™‚

  40. Many happy returns, you may not be the most famous but you definitely are an icon.
    p.s. Doesn’t agape mean “brotherly love”? As in when Peter replied Jesus, “I agape you” when Jesus was asking for his unconditional love?

  41. Congratulation on 7th Sixthseal Blogniversary!
    Your Blog’s the Best! Been following your journey since 5-6 years ago and’ll continue to.
    Anything I could help ya from Thailand,just tell me.

  42. HB, i can’t say this enough.. you’re remarkable as is.. and seeing your compilation makes me feel so touched to know someone out there who’ve touched my life, can live a life so passionately and following whatever your heart desires regardless of the consequences
    no regrets HB.. am honored to know you and am even happier and proud to know you’ve moved on from your past and living the moment now
    * and no, i’m not looking to bag the best comment, i’m just overwhelmed with your vid *

  43. Congratulations!!!!!!!!
    I know this is kinda late heh~ couldn’t online for 2 days due to server down πŸ™
    anyway, happy Birthday

  44. what?? 7 yrs!? my GOD, so fast one ooh.. i DO READ all them but i dont know it’s 7th now… Congrats man! Life will be diffrence without ! yeah baby

  45. It’s great to know that you have kept the fire burning when it comes to blogging. Seven years is definitely a great achievement. Other bloggers would have lost interest in writing in a couple of years but you made it to seven.
    Hope you don’t get the “seven-year blogging itch.” Just made that up. πŸ™‚

  46. Okay, I have compiled the list (it was a very painful process – should have thought of that before running this) minus the people who passed, so here’s the list of 50:
    (**UPDATED LIST**)
    Some of the people passed with specific instructions to keep it for myself so I’ll choose 2 more people and that’s it. πŸ™‚
    Chris Thoo – PAID
    The Bull – PASS
    panda – PASS
    Isaac Wong
    vivalive – PAID
    Pixeldoll 10
    Imantulen – PASS
    bryanlyt – PASS
    ahmike – PAID
    Sharon – PAID
    Tian Chad – PAID
    Cherie – PAID
    shaoweii 20
    steven – PASS
    Cantona – PAID
    Jennifer – PASS
    yapthomas – PASS
    Jer – PASS
    maggot – PASS
    joshua 30 – PASS
    Anonymously – PAID
    kk – PASS
    shutterbug86 – PAID
    chefmel – PASS
    Trey 40
    John – PASS
    Tim – PAID
    Tan Yee Hou – PASS
    eiling – PAID
    Ed 50 – PASS
    +2 bonus
    PinkPorkChop – PAID
    I’ve sent an email to all of you, kindly check and email me back.
    Okay, I’m gonna do this via Maybank2U and I cannot have 50 TAC requests in a single day, so I’m gonna spread it out k?
    10 tomorrow, the next 10, the day after etc etc until all 50 are done.
    The RM 100 best comment is still ongoing. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for reading everyone! πŸ™‚

  47. hey there huai bin!
    thought i didn’t hit 50, but since its a free tenner, i’d take it anyway haha.
    now thanks for the one day supply of ciggies, i’d write down on it, graffiti style after i buy em!
    anyway, think it would be nice to put up a dedicated blogpost on sixthseal, so hit my site in a couple of days’ time!

  48. Ahh, it’s that time of the year again when we all go all out to be as pretentious as we can be.
    Honestly though, I keep up with the blog just cause I wanna see how much of a difference is there between you and your dad. Oh wait, veritas totally proved that.
    Fuck this shit, I just want the money okay?

  49. happy δΈƒεΉ΄δΉ‹η—’!! πŸ™‚ not sure if you understand it but in direct it means, happy 7 years of itch! the Chinese usually use this to describe on a relationship; when it reaches the 7th year, one party sure itchy itchy wanna find someone else! haha. so maybe for your 7th year relationship with your blog, you need to do something; itchy?! haha.
    anyways, congrats.

  50. has it been 7 years already?? i remember reading when i was 14 or 15 and didn’t understand why you always had drug posts!! now i’m 19 and i’m glad you’re back, better and (hopefully) happier! happy 7 years anniversary to!! πŸ˜€

  51. Dude. Thank You . W/o ur blog, I would not be visiting FF here in the east coast this morning. we wish, rock 4ever.

  52. ?…2002…Begin my journey into the wild of the man…2003…huh…Curiosity kill or teach the cat?…2004…hey! Let me be man, I know what I’m doing!…2005…Damn!don’t disturb me!I’m on top of the world!…2006…What have I got myself into?…2007..To be or not to be, that is the question…2008…Am I a new man now?…2009…WHAT IS LIFE? (pls God, help me!!!)

  53. i just noticed your anniversary comes one day before 4.20, ha….
    great video. it’s weird, i don’t even know you, but i felt a good bit of nostalgia watching that.
    good luck, and i look forward to reading your blog right up until the real 7th seal has been opened.

  54. Dude,
    Congratulations and happy 7th! Thanks for keeping us entertained and your openness of your personal life.

  55. Dude… Congrats on your journey and what you’ve grown to be.. Its an experience and for that.. I’ll take you to dinner at TGIF plus beers for you. How’s that ? since you’re on Loti drive now… Let me know if you’re game….

  56. Hi, PHB,
    after reading yr blog for couple months, my english so much improve, especially learned lots ‘unique’ vocab via yr blog …. tq so much … Hey, just to share, at beginning stage, my oxford dictionary always beside me when reading yr blog …. shy to share, but no harm …
    yr blog coverage quite big, i ve been reading yr archive whenever i m free …. good to share and appreciate yr hard hard effort ….
    same hometown with you, even met you before and catch with u in KL 1 day.

  57. i can write the nicest thing about you & gets the RM100 best comment,but i think thats not what you want, you remembered me,i know.many years ago,there was a time i asked you to meet me at 7th mile cafe ,just to chat & you thought i was from the narcotic(remember now…?) back then,i was just like a “lost soul”,wandering around. anyway,what the heck – im feeling great at this moment,writing this & i hope you too,reading this..

  58. Thanks for commenting people! I will get around to replying each and every one soon. πŸ™‚
    Anyway, I’m going to catch my 8 hours. I need to think for work tomorrow so I’ll start the next batch of transfers when I wake up. I’m bushed. :S
    Good night all.

  59. Congrats man! I’ve been a reader for many years and I searched high and low for you when you disappeared from the web for a while. Great job passing this incredible milestone!
    Do you ever read your old posts? I do that sometimes, but not so much recently as I’m embarrassed of my old writing ability. πŸ™‚

  60. well I do not read every of ur single posts but I will check on whenever I am free. I started reading when u r still in Sibu and I find it weird bcos it is hard to find Sibu ppl that blog using very good english. So i tot it is because you are an overseas graduate until I knew that you read all stephen king’s books. Seems lik reading do help a lot. I believe in what my old skol teacher had told me now. haha..

  61. Well, I went to NZ when I was 15 and I graduated from Australia, but no, you don’t have to go abroad to have good English. Reading is excellant for that. Your old school teacher is right. πŸ™‚
    Anyway, the quota for today is done. I’m going through the emails as they come in, first in first out. The list has been updated. Cheers! Back to work.

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