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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Apr 25 2008

7 Years

A few days ago this account marked seven years of mindless blather since my first post on April 22, 2001. I completely forgot, of course, but now at least I have an excuse to make an individual post about it instead of lumping it in with all the other boring minutae of my life.

Seven years! Even then, I was wondering where all the time went. Back then, I was living in a room in someone else’s apartment on Xinsheng South Road and working at Ogilvy & Mather. The world of my early 30s seems like a different world from today in my late 30s. I moved an average of once a year since then, though I’ve only worked at two other jobs during the same time….but I’m not in the mood for a nostalgia-fest at the moment. Things were good then; they’re even better now.

I am kind of curious if anyone had been reading this thing continuously from the beginning. As I managed to completely alienate the one friend who inspired me to create this site (ironically, the site was a major factor in said alienation), I doubt it. Actually, I’m pretty sure I lost most of my followers when O&M moved offices and took away my proximity to Whiny Woman. Sure, it saved my sanity, but it also killed my ratings. Ah, well.

posted by Poagao at 5:24 am  


  1. Hey TC, I’ve been here pretty much from the start. Congrats on 7 great years of blogging!

    Comment by Maoman — April 26, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  2. I started reading your website in 2004, after I stumbled on it while in Chennai. I must have been in a nostalgic mood for Donghai and googled your name. It may have been Whiny Woman that hooked me, but it is the snark that keeps me coming back! (As long as it’s not directed against me.

    Comment by Prince Roy — April 27, 2008 @ 7:09 am

  3. Wish I was there since the beginning but anyways 7 years is a LONG time to be blogging. Congratulations for holding on to it for so long and I wish you will as long as you can.

    Comment by Ashish — April 29, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

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