The other day, I noticed that my Wretch account is up for renewal. Time flies. I can’t believe that I have been blogging for a year since last March. Through blogging I realized that I have been away from Taiwan for far too long to the point that I often feel like I am reading a new language on cyberspace. There are too many slangs and common usage of vocabulary in the Taiwanese blogging world, which is beyond my comprehension at times. A language evolves through time but I didn’t realize that within the short time of being away from Taiwan, I am no longer up to date, not hip anymore! For the first time, I feel absolutely OLD! Duh!

I came to blogging because I was too lazy to keep all my family and friends informed about my life here in Canada. Blogging is a great idea for me because I only have to tell a story once and everyone seems to be able to jump into the conversation/discussion. Plus, I ended up making more friends than I have ever expected. One benefit that I have noticed through blogging is there is no shortage of friendship out there. I got to reconnect with some my old friends, which is absolutely surprising. I have also established cyber friendship with a few blog friends. I even met a couple of blog friends who are living in this region. How cool is that!

My work takes up a lot of my time and blogging is gradually filling up the rest of my time. I am a busy bee and also a home body. I am busy all day long from early morning till late afternoon outside my home. However, once I’ve got home, I like to stay home and enjoy the immediate surrounding space with peace and tranquility. Blogging has become a way of updating my life and communicating my thoughts to friends who may have shown some interests in my boring life and who live in different time zones and it is hard for us to be in touch. Blogging is also a new learning curve for me to get to learn the latest cyber-techno tools which will benefit me in the long run.

Many blog friends have chatted with me online through a special gadget called Plugoo which is on the very top of my blog page. Plugoo is a very neat invention that shows my online status to the readers. When my blog friends see me online, they could type the message in the Plugoo message box and we could communicate online through instant messaging. I am very grateful to be able to chat with so many polite and sincere blog friends who genuinely show interest in reading my blog and getting to know me as a real person, not a fictional figure online (although I like to be a bit mysterious at times.) Due to my job requirement, I am not allowed to disclose my personal identification freely but I am for real, hahahah…, just in case you care.

Where should I go from now on with blogging? I don’t have talented writing skills to write flowery novels or stories and to tell the truth, I don’t have time at all. In fact, I don’t even have time for myself. I am my own life’s faithful historian. I can only record parts of my personal incidentals to whoever cares to read about me; namely, my family and friends. For the rest of my readers, unless you let me know who you are, I could only consider you as invisible non-existent figures out there. You just have to introduce yourself to me whenever you drop by to read my articles, either in English or in Chinese. 

PS, I can read Chinese but I have no Chinese word processing software available on this computer. I am trying to buy another Chinese writing tablet in the very near future.


My Corner for Education

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  • Maggie
  • "there is no shortage of friendship out there" --> Couldn't agree more!!

    對了, 妳的作業系統是什麼呢?
    如果妳使用加拿大販售的 Windows XP , 裡面已經有內建中文輸入系統喔!
    我就是用英文的 XP 來輸中文呢!
  • How did you set it up?

    Julia1492 於 2008/03/16 21:29 回覆

  • Maggie
  • Go to --
    1. Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options
    2. On the Regional and Language Option window, go to the 2nd tab "Languages", and click on "Details"
    3. On the new pop-up window, locate the area in the middle that shows your installed keyboard (you should see "English (Canada)" here)
    4. Look for the Add button on the right, and from there, you should be able to choose different Chinese keyboards you'd like to install.

    5. The installation might require the original windows XP disk. I'm not sure...

    Have fun!!
  • Have you ever heard of computer dummies? Sometimes, I feel dumber, I think! hahaha....

    Julia1492 於 2008/04/02 10:47 回覆

  • lavienouvelle
  • ya, I agree with you.
    Sometimes, I think it is quite an achivement when you look back what you have written in your blog. :)
    I should push myself to write as more as I can.
  • It is hard to believe. Some of the articles I wrote are not availabe for the blog due to the privacy reason. Some of them are really good stories but, I guess, I just have to keep them till the day I retire. When will that day come? 2020, 2021, 2022,20...... continue counting.... and I am still counting.....Hehehe

    Julia1492 於 2008/04/02 10:54 回覆