No more piles in your mouth!
OK, bluff you one
. Sumiko Tan
emailed recently to turn down my request to interview
her because ":) I'm afraid I'm not good at giving witty answers at all, and so it'd be a very boring interview."
And in today's Sunday Times, she talks a little about blogs and... oh wait.. oh lordy me, it's a whole column on page 12 of LifeStyle!
...What scares me more is the personal smut that litters the Net, the vicious gossip, invidious hearsay and the big, fat lies you get on some websites, chatrooms and - with blogging the latest communication tool - blogs...
...Little wonder then that the Net has become a repository of all that is nasty and brutish in human nature...
, all you bloggers out there! Why you scare Sumiko liddat?
See lah! Now she scared until cannot and don't want to be interviewed by me. It would have been fun, and we might have been enlightened by such personal Sumiko details such as how long her hemorrhoidal surgery took. Oh wait, she already wrote about that. Some more got what ah?
Maybe about the time she accidentally used Preparation-H
You vicious gossipers, invidious hearsayers and big fat liars! Let that be a lesson learnt! We bloggers cannot so anyhowly
burn bridges you know?
As Sumiko says,
'Surely one must be guided by some decency and decorum?'
Sumiko says a lot more. A lot, lot more.
But not as much as today's New Paper said about blogs. I think because there wasn't enough soccer to cover, the nation's top tabloid decided, hey, you know what? I have a brilliant idea, let's talk about blogs! No one has done it before! Blogs are so, like, you know, new and hot and funky, like, new and hot and funky, like?
And I'll tell you, they've prepared for this Sunday's coverage way in advance. There's this New Paper employee called Jean Skye Tan
who called and emailed me a week ago with questions that I answered with:
1. Age 36, Occupation: Businessman
2. I've been blogging since April 2004, the earlier entries on my blog being cut and paste from long emails I sent to my friends.
3. There has definitely been a proliferation of new blogs in the last year and a half. Technological advances have definitely made blogging easier, so that could be a reason. It's now much easier to post photos and videos. I don't think there's been a change in text-based content, though.
4. I don't think there was any major turning point in my blog turning popular. I think consistency in content's the key. If people like it, they keep coming back to read, and they'll tell their friends about it.
5. The 'infantile' comment was a long, long time ago. Bloggers hold no grudges. I can't even remember how I reacted.
6. So many blogs out there, it's hard to say which, in particular, has a particular focus. If you were to read my blog for example, you'd find instances where there'd be issues which I care for and write about. So you could say I am sometimes socially conscious. A bit like everyone else in real life. We're not all serious all the time, and we're not all funny all the time.
7. Humour is definitely a way to get someone's attention to any issue.
8. We gaze much further down than at our navels. Toes are fun to look at sometimes.
9. Will we become 'more political'? For mine, politics is defined as whatever issues that concern ourselves and our lives. So you could say we are always political. Bus fares up? Complain. Political what.
10. Of course bloggers are exhibitionists. Blogging is publishing. Publishing is public.
11. Age will not weary us. The disparity in ages is probably because younger people are more native to technology, whereas older people have to 'migrate' to technological advances.
From what was printed in the nation's top tabloid today, it is of course obvious Jean Skye Tan hasn't read this blog much. I don't just talk about grocery shopping! I talk about other things, like the time my business partner got shat on by this huge assed mynah and forgot to go buy 4-D. Damned lazy, these media outlet employees!
Ivan Fernandez, another New Paper employee, is also, like, you know, scared of blogs and bloggers, like? In another page on today's New Paper, he says:
'They are faceless. And largely out of focus (huh?)... They hide behind cyber masks, but bare their hearts of darkness'.
Don't say they nair
warn you hor!
Bloggers are damn danger one ok?
Surf stop: Janice Wong's Cyberjournal
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