nicster^ rants v.3
Dec 7, 2005 was the last time I had posted on my personal blog. I know this because Google helped me find my old site. I totally forgot I had a Blogger account.
But this new blog, and a new personal web site to come (can we all spell N.A.R.C.I.S.S.I.S.T?), has been playing in my head for over a year. I never got to it until last Monday, when I had two days off work, and I thought what the heck, I’ll get to it.
It took me a few days to sort it all out – new domain, installing WordPress (after my complications with MT last time, I’m keeping my distance), etc – I finally get to post up my first post.
nicster rants first appeared in 2002, when I posted two commentary pieces – one on the then-approaching first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, and another on International AIDS Memorial Day 2002. It was not long after that I was bitten by the blogging bug and started, well, ranting on the net.
Fast forward to 2008. The demise of my passion for blogging started in the third quarter of 2005, when I was on contract with The Star. I was brought in to conceptualise and manage R.AGE, a youth pullout dedicated to tertiary students and Sixth Formers, but was so short-handed (just me and another full-time reporter) that I spent almost everyday writing. When I got home, I did not feel like writing anymore.
So much has happened since. Working at The Star has given me the opportunity to write some of my best stories, and a fortnightly column The Bangsar Boy, in which I have used at times to argue my thoughts.
Like back then, I still don’t have a good reason for why I have a blog, or why you should be interested in what I write. But as was the case before, some people did find it interesting enough to come back, and I hope the same happens this time (if I wanted to write for myself, I’d write a journal).
So much has advanced, technology-wise, since I last blogged and I’m going to attempt to incorporate some of those elements here.
But how far I go, as with this blog, remains to be seen with time.
For the moment, I’m just happy to be back.
– Niki Cheong, Apr 21, 2008 –