Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Some blogging thoughts and CNY greetings

Blogging is getting increasingly tough. First you make friends, but somehow, you will also make enemies along the way. Some will love you, some will be neutral, but some may also hate you.

Perhaps it is time to take a breather. I am very sure Jules will be happy that I am considering this.

It will be a good time to ponder and re-assess things during this festive period. Let’s see how things go…

To all Chinese AZAIG readers… Gong Hey Fatt Choy and have a prosperous new year. Stay safe on the roads! To the rest… happy holidays!

74 comments:

Zawi said...

Zewt,
How true. When I first started blogging I thought I will be making lots and lots of friends. Never in my wildest dream will I ever envision to make a single person angry or cross with me.
Sad to say the worst thing happened so from being a friend I became a no friend. Not that I lose anything by that reversal of relationship but being a person who loves to be friendly with everybody, I feel real sad with the turn of event. Anyway I will continue blogging just to continue recording things so that my future generations will learn a thing or two from my blogs. If there are others who like reading it, well and good.
Remember zewt there are people out there who love to read what you write so just think of them and forget those others.
Happy Chinese New Year to you and all readers of AZAIG.

lynnx01 said...

That's very true, Zewt. We can never please everyone. Sometimes, I feel restricted to blog freely because of fear of offending some people or creating misunderstanding. Well, I still hope you continue to blog because you write very well. Happy CNY to you.

imp said...

your blog has been a joy to read. it's been educational for me as well.

you could always change the direction, tone and scope.

anyways, happy new year to you! :)

Rocky's Bru said...

Take it easy bro. Blogging, like life, should be fun. Have a great CNY.

ShadowFox said...

What ? Blogging to make friends?! Crazy.

Blogging is to curse and swear at things that gets on your nerves, not to make friends.

- Ivan said...

Yo mate! Don't take too long a hiatus ;)

Wishing you and your family a very prosperous new year! Take it easy and hope you have a great celebration in London as well! :D

MeLiSsA said...

Congratulations on the wedding and have a great time in london & paris whether its the honeymoon or work.

And its true, you can't please everyone on the topics you blog about, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and should be open minded about what other people say. so either way, you've done a good job in capturing your audience and love every post in the blog!

Have a wonderful CNY too =)

Maverick SM said...

Happy New Year to you and Jules.

jlshyang said...

Yea, i concede that we can never please the whole world. Haha. Exchanges of constructive thoughts and opinion is good as long as it doesn't turn ugly. I hope i didn't give u too much of a hard time too. Keep on blogging! Have a blessed Chinese New Year!!

suituapui said...

Thanks for the CNY greetings. I extended mine to u earlier, rite? I'm in Penang right now, starving...while everybody else is gorging themselves with food. All shops closed, roads deserted...! Luckily I've got lots of reserves. Stop blogging? Wei!!! Now wat do people call this? Premature ejaculation? Just when I'm having fun...u're calling it quits!!! ROTFLMAO!!!

Wennnn said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to U!!!

pikey said...

i've been following your blog and it's enlightening, there will bound to be disagreements but wadever it is, u have a done a good job in the blog entries...

here, wishing u a great happy chinese new year in UK.

Dancing Queen said...

It's amazing how something like blogging can affect us whether we like it or not. Despite not knowing commentors personally, their comments do make or break our day, don't you think so?

Don't let them ruffle you. It's your blog & you have every right to do what you want.

Meantime, enjoy your CNY! :D

kyh said...

It's hard to please everyone. Just try to make it your style. It's this unique personality of yours that matters.

I clicked on the link u gv me, but they appeared to be a lot of news links on that page. Which one did you want me to read exactly?

Anyway, Happy CNY!

CRIZ LAI said...

You are right Zewt. It's getting tougher to be of the same wave length with others nowadays. Time changed, people changed and circumstances changed within such a short period of time.

Anyway, may 2008 Year of Brown Earth Rat brings you lots of Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Jemima said...

A Blessed CNY to you & Jules!

Kenny Ng said...

No worry... I'm your friend. Happy Chinese New Year to u there!

Pookyma.Com said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and Jules..

Anyway u 2 can give ang pow d rite?hahahaha

zewt said...

zawi - salam pak zawi. thanks for your encouragement. just i was about to take a breather, i read something i really wanna blog about in the news... but i shall refrain from it. anyway... yeah, guess we can never satisfy everyone isnt it?

lynnx01 - it sucks to know that isnt it? being restricted and all... but then again, we know we cant go all out... there's this thing called... ISA.

imp - if too much changes are to be made... it wouldnt be AZAIG anymore isnt it? ... anyway, thanks for your support. i know you have been a very faithful silent reader.

Rocky's bru - hey rocky, a pleasure to have you here. yeah, it was fun... but can be stressful too.

ShadowFox - hahahahaha... i know what you mean.

Ivan - shall see how long i need to recharge :)

zewt said...

MeLiSsA - thanks... that's very encouraging. yeah, looking forward to a good break and honeymoon :)

Maverick SM - thanks Mav :)

jlshyang - yup... exchange of constructive thoughts... but not everyone can take it. i am very happy that you can. you've live the words well my friend.

suituapui - premature elimination... sigh...

Wennnn - same to you :)

pikey - thanks for your support dude... it is a pleasure to have all of you all here.

zewt said...

Dancing Queen - yeah... top that up with personal mails... thanks Dancing Queen... i will enjoy it.

kyh - hmmm... it's the one on RPK's view on PAS... you shoudl really read it my friend.

CRIZ LAI - everyone is more vocal now... virtually speaking. dunno if it is a good thing or otherwise. thanks... you have a blast too ya.

jemima - thanks jem.

Kenny Ng - i am glad to have a friend in Dubai.

Pookyma - hahahaha... thank God i am away here in London :P

puvanan said...

May this brand new start brings you endless prosperity, happiness, success and peace all year round. And.. I hope for all your wishes to come true in this year of rat! Gong Xi Fa Cai & Xin Nian Kuai Le!

kyh said...

apparently, i need to log in b4 i can read that news, else every link i click on would all lead to the main page. but i cant seem to find the link for signing up rather than the logging in. hmmm...

Wuching said...

kong hei! kong hei!

cibol said...

gong xi gong xi!!!!! hey, take it easy bro. u can't please everybody!

cheers to the new year

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and Jules!

deOughtred said...

Happy New Year to you! It's public holiday here, bro! Holidays! 2 days + Sat and Sun!!! Isn't that matters the most?! Hahahah

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Hey Zewt,

How are you?

Don't get too stressed out.
Blogging is supposed to be therapeutic. At leasr for some people.

Anyway, here's wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year!

drumsticks said...

Zewt,

Gong Hei Fatt Choy!! Sun Tai Gin Hong!!

May the year of the Rat bring you happiness and creativity to live the year like a rat to find solutions to face daily life challenges!

Doreen said...

Wish you a prosperous and a happy new year of the rat! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

a n n n a said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!

may said...

a breather is always good. totally agree with the audience and what friends -- as well as so-called enemies -- you'd make just by blogging.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! hope the new year brings you better fortune, more rest, less worries and strife, and good health to you and your loved ones.

david santos said...

Hi, Zeut!
Wishing you a Prosperous Lunar New Year.
Good luck

Cocka Doodle said...

Kung hei fatt choy!! Here's wishing you & your loved ones a happy & prosperous lunar new year!

Ah-Bong said...

might be a bit too late, but the weekend's not over yet. so... HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! May the rat rat brings u lots of luck and happiness as well as health and wealth. :P

SWei said...

GONG HEI FATT CHOI and may your rat year filled with loads of health, wealth and prosperity! :) Hahah, zewt, u have to prepare ang pows instead of receiving them this year. :D

Terra Shield said...

Happy CNY, Zewt!

suituapui said...

Yahor...u oredi kahwin!!! Where's my angpow? Respect ur elders!!! I.O.U.ya???!!!! Meantime...enter Thelma Houston singing, "Don't leave me this way....!!!!" LOL!

Manal said...

Clasping both hands firmly and wishing u gong xi fa cai, xin nian kuai le, and best wishes all the way.

Did u offer chinese-traditional prayers or christian prayers to your mom's soul?

And enjoy your fresh marital status in the year of rat. Are u gonna breed/copulate/conjugate like rats too? but u were married before the end of the pig year. So i reckon, lotta zewt juniors coming soon, the 1st one as a rat or an ox perhaps?

yvy said...

i think we all reach that stage at some point so take ur time, i dont think ur faithful readers will go anywhere. :)

gong xi fa cai to u n ur family!

zewt said...

puvanan - thanks bro... may you have a wonderful time too.

kyh - no need to log in one la... i read it without logging in. i am not a member...

Wuching - thanks thanks...

cibol - yeah, i think i shuld only please myself.

purple mushroom - thanks. kong hei fatt choy to you and your husband too.

deOughtred - not for me bro... not hols in london!... sigh...

zewt said...

Nuraina A Samad - hello kak nuraina. yeah, it has been therapeutic sometimes. thanks for the new year wishes.

drumsticks - sun tai gin hong... that's a good one. very important... same to you!

Doreen - thank you. have a fun time in NZ.

a n n n a - thanks... eat more ya.

may - good health... think that is important... u have a good time too!

david santos - hello there... welcome to AZAIG. thanks for the wishes.

zewt said...

cocka doodle - thanks cocka.

Ah-Bong - never too late... thanks.

SWei - hehe... i am in london... escaped....

Terra Shield - thanks... :)

suituapui - let me get that song haha.

Manal - for me, it's Christian prayers. hahahahha... not so soon... think it's too early. i am still very young ya... :P

yvy - ya... it's a phase i think.

puvanan said...

wakakaka.. guess what! I landed on your blog and realised smthing. I am your visiter number 131313.

Some says it's PM's lucky number for election. Also reminds me of speculation where the parliment might be desolved around Feb 13 and suggested 1/3 for election.

So.. r u cmg back soon? I dun think you ever wanna miss the "mother" of all elections. :P

aSstHa said...

i think most of the comments above already said wat i want to say but i guess no harm in repeating it...

i'll try to keep it short n sweet (jz got bk fr JB).

in life you can't please everyone. and certain times wen frens u made earlier turn into enemies (or something less harsh) it's not your fault or theirs. it's just that you're both looking at things at a different perspective.

a true fren will realise that there's absolutely nothing wrong with having different opinions. in fact it's the same as any relationship. if you overcome ur differences then you've found a true friend/soulmate...etc.

if not, you jz move on with ur life even though that path takes u away from that person. no point having to change yourself jz to please others as you can't please everybody. as long as you stay true to yourself i think that's all that matters.

happy CNY zewt *hUgZ*

gracieq said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choy! Don't take too long a hiatus, else all your readers will miss your witty entries!

littlepolaris said...

blogging became tougher cos there are ppl who bcom more famous and have a lot of supporters and then when u got big support and fame... wat u get is politic. and politic is dirty. We can't simply voice out our opinion anymore. sigh...
I feel the same like u zewt.

pavlova said...

hello there. saw u fm Twisted Heel's blogs and also fm other blogs, so thought i'd dropped by. :D
First and foremost, Happy New Yr! :)
(In relation to this post, you might well have changed your mind by now)
Well, it's part of the blogging process. It's similar to real life in a sense that some people will like you, and some don't. And if they don't like you just because you are being who you are, then well, perhaps they're not really meant to be in your circle anyway.
But anywho, enjoy your time in London. I believe you might like it, it's quite different working in a developed world! Suddenly you'll find that different rules apply :)

zewt said...

puvanan - hahaha... 13 is a good number for our pak lah apparently... he would have loved that. you're right... i will definitely make it back if i can. my dates are set... hope the election will be held after my return.

aSstHa - yeah.. i know what you mean. its easy to say... this is my blog, everything is up to me etc etc etc... but ... sigh... thanks anyway.

gracieq - :)... i think it has been a while since i last felt witty.

littlepolaris - yeah... i think politics are beginning to creep into the world of blogging. when ppl take sides... that's politics...

pavlova - hi there... welcome. yeah... i think i will go by a motto i once held dearly.... i would rather you hate me for who i am, than u to love me for who i am not.... damn, i am so going to blog about that!

myop101 said...

hello...

wishing you a joyous new year!

anyway, it is you who pulled me into this blogging world hence you better not quit before i do!...:P

i am restricted by virtual of no blogging allowed at home hence i do most of my blogging from outside my home. i am tempted many many times to just do it but i know it is not right to disobey my parents...

my personal take is this...

if we believe in something strong enough and knowing it is the right (but tough) thing to do, we have to pursue it simply because the wrong cannot be made right by us doing nothing about it... despite the unpopularity of some things i write, i still write. it is not the readers i am too worried about, blogging merely acts as a record, reminder and perhaps, some vestige of me which i hope will linger on after i am gone. in life, we will step on someone shoes whether we are intentional or not. Also, as a Christian, we are called to be a peculiar people for the gospel sake. hence intentional or unintentional offending do take place by merely saying,"I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the God who chose to be man, pitch his tent with us, live and died for our sake and rose 3 days later."

remember what you wrote about your mom? remember what you said that it serves as a reminder to you? that article actually made me consider blogging (but still no guts to do it then).

so friend, don't be too worried la. as long as what you write is reasonable and forms your opinion on what you perceive around you, you should likewise allow others to say what they want and take note you can't please everyone...:)

lastly (yes, i am long winded as usual), the fact that some people actually respond negatively to what you said indicated that you are causing impact to their lives even if it is merely 20 seconds. who is to say your article like a flap of a butterfly will not someday cause hurricane in the minds of others?

we are part of the chain brother...:) so be encouraged!...:)

again, don't quit before i do!...:P

borakbola said...

happy chinese new year.thanks for visiting

adrian_was_here said...

Bro, Happy Chinese New Year to u and ur wifey.

Melly said...

hey zewt! Do what you think is best. Still I would like to hear from you. Happy CNY!

Sunshine said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you!!

oz said...

hi Zewt,

Gong Xi Fa Cai
( hoong pau na lai =)

bongkersz said...

hey bro! cheer up. we can't please anyone. there bound to be suckers out there with different opinions. blogging, for
me is to please myself, massage my own ego, so i say fark the rest :) i need not to please anyone, just my boss when i am slaving my ass. my blog is my sanctuary. gong hei fatt choy, san tai gin hong bro!

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai dude. And don't ever try to please everyone. It's not being true to yourself nor will you benefit anyone in the long term. Funny isn't it? As Asians we're taught to be so considerate of others that it sometimes seems counterproductive to be so self centred as being true to your heart. But without that "self centredness" you would never have touched so many. Keep it up. Looking forward to reading more. Take care.

Allan & Nigel

day-dreamer said...

Although your posting pace is sometimes too fast for me (haha), I still enjoy reading your writings.

Hope you'll make a comeback soon.

In the meantime, GONG XI FA CAI! (hong bao na lai? :P)

Mandeep Gill said...

Happy Chinese New Year Zewt :)

zewt said...

myop101 - thanks bro... i am certainly encouraged by your comment. i guess you're right, if ppl react negatively... at least there is reaction... rather than having no responses. anyway, you should try blogging from home... it's a good experience. :)... provided your wife say it's ok.

borakbola - you're welcome.

adrian - thanks adrian.

Melly - will do... :)

sunshine - same to you... i think things are going on well with you eh?

oz - hehe... come to london... hoong pau is here... :P

bongkersz - massage ego huh.. hmmm... that's a good idea and a good approach towards blogging... cheers to that!

allan yap & nigel A. Skelchy - hey... how are things? from your blog... looks like you guys have been doing some travelling huh :)... well, i will remember your words...

day-dreamer - thanks... too fast pace? hmmmm....

mandeep gill - thanks... :)

H.C. Tan said...

keong to u too!! =)

cibol said...

new year greetings from sibu.

cheers from me and bengbeng

p/s : dun please urself too much also la .. ha ha ha

Klaw said...

Well, good to take a break. All I will say is I'm looking forward to future posts from you. More ghost and supernatural stories pls :)

And I guess since you got married, you no longer qualify for ang pow? :P

johnnykiu.com said...

Hapy Chinese New Year!!

jasonphoon.com said...

Hey Zewt. Maybe one day I can get enemies as well, perhaps when I blog on a sensitive topic.

At the moment, it's just safe. Well, enjoy your Chinese New year !

Steven Goh said...

zewt, I agree. Infact blogging is about social networking. Is for the blogger to share their interest. However, it is very tuff to make expression over wording. When we express sympathy to other sometime he/she might interpret in different ways and endup he/she thought you look down on him/her

zewt said...

H.C. Tan - kam sia...

cibol - cheers... :)

Klaw - hahaha... horror series over lor.

johnnykiu.com - hi... thanks.

jasonphoon - hahaha... you can always start now.

Steven Goh - hi, welcome! i think i know exactly what you mean...when words are read without the right tone... it can turn the whole thing upside down.

jam said...

Happy CNY, mate!

Jennifer said...

zewt ... you are a great blogger and I love your blog. Please keep going and know that u will always have a reader who loves the posts you've published. Cheers! Kong Hei Fatt Choy!

bengbeng said...

came to see how u getting on in yr new life :) glad u settled down well. happy cny :)

angeles said...

Wah... 4 days no see, u wanna cabut liao??

A friend turned into 'enemy' in my course of nearly 2 years of blogging due to a misunderstanding. Yes, taking sides IS politics. But, I was a Fence Sitter and that also kena... how liddat? Aihhh...

But no regrets. Things happen for a reason... :)

Oh, and Happy Valentine! So lorman go Paris... ;)

zewt said...

jam - cheers!

jennifer - thanks... that's very encouraging...

bengbeng - well... humans always adapt... :)... that's our beauty...

angeles - well... it's like that la... but heck... why should i succumb????? heck no!

Huei said...

GONG HEI FATT CHOI!!!

true..u make friends n enemies along the way..but y bother about those who hate you? it's ur blog..blog what u want..nobody's pointing a gun on their head asking them to read u

don't let these pests discourage u from blogging! u still got alot of loyal fanseee!!! =D

zewt said...

huei - heard you loud and clear... will certainly continue...