2007 has been a wonderful year since I started blogging. It all started on 30 April 2007 with my first posting titled 十八岁的回憶, meaning memories when I was 18 years old. Well, that was my first and last posting in Chinese. I realized that in Blogger, there are more English blogs rather than Chinese blogs and the chances of earning some pocket money through advertising companies like Nuffnang would be slim if I were to have postings in Chinese. From then onwards, all my articles were in English and it was surely fun.
Time flies real fast. Within a short period of 8 months, I have hit more than 330 posts and was given quite a few awards such as the Thinking Blogger, Awesome Guy Blogger, Power of Schmooze and Breakout Blogger. Moreover, I have put my computer graphical skills to test with the creation of hundreds of graphic and photography designs for posts as well as for banners. Here are some of them:
With self motivation, commitment and high spirit, I went deeper and deeper into expressing my thoughts and experiences in life by sharing what I have learned through my growing up years until who I am now. That is why I have adopted the name Criz’s Sanctuary, a place where there will not be short of love, life and relationship. Within days of being a newbie in the blogosphere, I was noted by the infamous AhPek and that pushed me to excel further into blogging. Thanks AhPek, I will surely not forget you for the spark you have given me to strive for the best in life.
Barely two weeks from joining in the blogosphere, I had another surprise. This time, it is from another family man. It is none other than PapaJoneh. Not only did he become my closest friend and buddy, he has given me the best time of my years. It is needless to say that his support, advice and guidance are like a precious diamond, priceless and flawless. Thank you for everything you have done for me friend. I appreciate it a lot.
I got to know many other bloggers who one way or another, who have guided and inspired me to stay on in the blogosphere. Cedric, thanks for showing me a better platform to start blogging. Pikey, thanks for the sharing of many priceless tips. Zewt, thanks for the support and inspiration articles you have posted up to keep me moving on. Wuching, thanks for the kick in the butt with your sense of humour to make my life joyful. Sweetpea, thanks for your sharing on how happy a family should be. Annabel, thanks for the support and sharing even though the time difference between here and
Azmeen, thanks for the IT knowledge and good advices which you have shared with me. Daniel & Satkuru, thanks for the little tips here and there in making my blogs more interesting. EastCoastLife, thanks for tickling me always with your humour.
In order to show my appreciation, I would like to introduce you to the official launching of my new website Insight Criz. There is going to be a party all the way but drinks would be served in cyberspace. Haha… For this new acquired entity, I would be covering mostly on general life issues. It is going to be a thinking blog and I hope you all like it too. Anyway, this flashback post is getting a bit too lengthy. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone “HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!”