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Obligatory Birthday Post.

I was reading The Malaysian Reader, a really good local book blog which celebrates its second birthday today.

That made me wonder when my blog's birthday was. Turns out its today as well. Oops. Totally forgot!

I made a promise to myself in that first blog post (get a story published in an American magazine) and I've still to deliver on that. Probably because over the years I forgot what I started this blog for... it started out as a blog to document my writing and over time it slowly became a blog about books and writing in general.

Well, I'm still young (or so many people tell me) so I've still got time. But I'd better work harder because the competition is so much more tougher and crazier than it was in 2006.

I really want to make 2012 a year where I write more than I've written before, and so far I've been more productive in my fiction than I've ever been in the past six years. Hopefully I will be able to show the fruits of my efforts before the year is out.

For those who've been reading my blog over the years, especially those who kept asking why I didn't post during my wilderness years (2009-2011) where I didn't post much and even when I did it wasn't about books, thanks for being loyal and sticking around.

As you can see, I'm blogging about books and writing consistently again and hopefully I will continue to do so for many years to come. :)

And for those who've been bugging me for a digital copy of Haruki Murakami's Pinball, 1973, boy, have I got something special for you soon...

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