I realized yesterday that this will be the 500th blog post that I have made on this new blog.
It is a big milestone to me personally. I ought to write something a bit more… celebratory to celebrate the occasion, I suppose. But then, today is a public holiday in Malaysia (Deepavali… Happy Deepavali to all my Indian friends who might be reading!) and I slept in. I only woke up close to lunch time when I heard firecrackers noise.
I had scrambled eggs for brunch, and I’m getting hungry again now. I’m still kind of dazed, haven’t had my coffee. So, I don’t really know what to write to commemorate this historic moment.
Maybe I’ll share with you a couple of videos of one of my favorite American superhero of all time.
In those days, my mom would use Popeye to encourage me to eat vegetables. For some years, I really believed that eating spinach would make me grow stronger. That’s how spinach became (and still is) one of my favorite vegetable. That’s how gullible I was.
But I like the concept of Popeye. I like the spinach concept. That little can of spinach, to me, represents humanity’s hopes. Whenever you feel down and defeated, if you keep faith, help would indefinitely come to make you feel better. In Popeye’s case, it is a can of spinach. For natural disaster victims, it could be the volunteers and all sorts of donations that people around the world make for their sake.
You know, I sometimes feel tired to blog continuously, every day (except for that minor enforced absence some months ago). I’ll be very honest with you, sometimes I really ran out of things to write. That’s why we got the 1P100W crap. Other times, when I stay and work late in the office and got really tired when I got home.
But then, every time I would think of my streak, and how depressing it would be for that streak to break. And I think of the comments that you might leave me if I ended up writing something interesting and/or funny. And I wonder if I suddenly break this streak, would you guys wonder (and be worried) that something might have befallen me.
The thing is, thinking of you guys makes me want to continue making a new blog post daily, even if the blog post is a crappy short one. You guys are my spinach. Thanks guys…
I guess I really should do something nice, like a giveaway (again) of some sort. But I’m too unprepared now, and too poor to attempt something like this. Maybe I’ll do something when I’m in Europe next year, like send you guys postcards directly from Barcelona. Or maybe I could buy a limited edition Barcelona FC merchandise as the grand prize for a certain blogger who meets certain criteria.
Yeah, I think I’ll do that. I’ll put more thoughts on how to do this when the time comes. But I’m getting dizzy now, so I guess I’ll stop here and go get a nice coffee in a cafe or something. That would be my personal celebration.
Anyway, thanks for all your support and attention for the past year and a half or so. Hopefully we will still be around to celebrate my 1000th post…