It’s the sixthseal.com 9th anniversary today! 😀
Yup, that’s 9 solid years of blogging – something of an achievement, I’ll like to think.
It has become somewhat of a tradition to do a recap of sorts, followed by the best posts of the previous year (from the 19th of April 2010 to the 19th of April 2011) – the blog year – something like the fiscal year – instead of the Gregorian year. 🙂
I started blogging back in April 2002 – I was still in university in Melbourne then and decided it was a good way to let my friends see what I’m up to instead of emailing each of them individually. I was studying computer science so the first incarnation of sixthseal.com does not have a CMS per se but is updated via HTML (no CSS back then) code written manually.
I changed to Movable Type a few months after and only switched to WordPress recently. I started blogging about basically everything and anything I find fun. I think it was the first blog at the time which had daily updates with photos. I even had a webcam turned on 24/7 so that anyone who logs in can see a snapshot of my room or me every 5 minutes – yes, even when I sleep.
I wanted to experience all that Australia has to offer so I went travelling a lot and I attended a lot of events. I covered everything from the Melbourne Open tennis match to concerts. However, it was during one exhibition – SEXPO 2002 – a sex lifestyle exhibition that I realized the potential of my blog. I got an email from the organizers after I posted the coverage asking for my permission to link my post from their official sexpo.com.au website.
They also wanted to give me a media pass for next year so I could gain access to the backstage and get many other privileges.
Unfortunately, there was a server incident where sixthseal.com went down and I didn’t have the backups so you’ll notice that the posts are all missing comments. T_T It’s one of my biggest regrets but hey, at least the posts are (mostly) intact.
sixthseal.com is one of the longest running blogs in Malaysia – it has just reached it’s 9th anniversary on the 19th of April 2011. That’s 9 years of blogging almost every day! It has become a way of life to me and more than that – it has become an extension of myself, my most prized “possession”. I have come to think of it as a “son”, a legacy that would carry on, hopefully forever.
It’s like a diary – a life journal where I can look back and see what I was doing at what year. I want to be able to show my children that too. In fact, I’ve already found myself doing that – if I can’t remember what date I did something or when something happened – the first thing I’ll do is to search my blog. 🙂
It’s kinda ironic – the blogger behind sixthseal.com is 30 and taking hair treatment sessions at Svenson while the actual blog has only turned 9 years old. Oh, and Svenson just told me that everyone reading sixthseal.com can drop in for a free consultation at any of the Svenson centres nationwide – call ahead at 1-800-22-8333 to make an appointment – do it before it’s too late! Thanks for the blogiversary gift to the readers! 🙂
The best of 19th April 2010 – 19th April 2011
4th May 2010
O HAI! I IZ AN UNCLE!
I am an uncle! 😀
17th June 2010
The entire process of eating rat in China
Gastronomic adventures in the land of possibilities!
1st August 2010
Fraser’s Hill travel report
Travel closer to home.
22nd August 2010
Cliff diving in Ton Sai
Adventure in Thailand!
15th September 2010
Eating dog meat in Hanoi, Vietnam
More unusual culinary delights! 😉
24th October 2010
Microdermal implants – my third nipple
More body piercing fun!
14th November 2010
A warning about Amsterdam Coffeeshops
24th November 2010
South Korea and North Korea DMZ
My second trip to Korea!
28th November 2010
Pub food in London, England
My first trip to Europe within 6 months. Heh!
13th January 2011
Where the wild things are
Part of my trip to Tbilisi, Georgia! This is my second sojourn to Europe.
25th January 2011
Broodje haring, Hollandse Nieuwe and herring in Amsterdam
A more wholesome Amsterdam experience.
16th February 2011
The most romantic Valentine’s Day ever!
Getting in a relationship with Jeanie. 🙂
19th February 2011
2011 fireworks and firecrackers review
The annual firecracker and fireworks roundup!
24th February 2011
My niece’s 1st birthday!
I am an uncle! 😀
27th February 2011
Polly’s wedding in Tangkak, Johor
Going to Johor for a wedding. Good times…
It was a year of travel for me – I’ve been to a lot of places inside Malaysia, went to Europe TWICE (first trip was a more traditional experience while the second involved the lesser travelled Latvia and Georgia, Korea, Vietnam, heck, there were so many I can’t remember all of it!
However, you’ll notice that there are periods which mean more to me – it’s usually the times when I travel or during the CNY period when I’m home with my family. This really makes me miss Sibu. I started and (nearly) ended with posts on my niece – those were the highlights of my year. Here’s to my niece – Kara. Your uncle loves you. 🙂
Happy 9th birthday sixthseal.com – you have become something like a son to me. 🙂