Monday, 31 December 2007


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 Switzerland is so far apart. Lasker & Elise, thanks for the good times I had with ShoutOut.

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. Singapore mummy rocks! Jamie, thanks for the fun I had with Photo Hunt. It really stretched my creativity in photography. Well, at the rate I am going, I do not think I can thank everyone in one posting. To my readers and commentators, thanks for your support. I will try my best to blog better articles. To all the shouters, thanks for the good time you have given me. To those photo hunters, thanks for the support and opportunity to know you all from all over the world.


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!


a n n n a said...

nice compilation!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too..

Anonymous said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

Weird Dan said...

Very well written. That makes me wonder, I guessed I should write my review about my blogging life too. :)

Wuching said...

happy new year to you & your family ya!

CRIZ LAI said...

annna: Happy New Year to you too. Hope to see you more often next year...haha :P

crescenet: Glad that you like my blog articles and thanks for popping in. Obrigado para a esperança de visiting.I vê-lo mais frequentemente.

daniel: You should do it too.Thanks for the help always. Happy New Year :)

wuching: Same to you dude. Glad that you drop by :)

eastcoastlife said...

Wah! Must write flash back ah!!

Thanks for the link love dude.

Wishing you a new year.....
lit up with good times, bursting with fun and sparkling with a whole lot of joy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Criz! Thanks:) And Happy New Year 2008 too!May this New Year brings u and ur family more blessings, good health and everything u wished & hoped for!

JPP Papa said...

Happy New Year 2008 Criz my friend. Wow, thanks for the kind words.

Ohhh, you make blushing at this age ;)

Less than two hours and we already how many months knows each other :D

Glad to have known you Criz and Thank you for everything :D

Gattina said...

Happy New Year to you too ! I started blogging last year (2006) in August. Before I didn't even know internet very well, lol. Don't know how I landed up with a blog !

jmb said...

Lovely post Criz, amazing what this blogging world has given to each and every one of us.
You have a great site and you photos for the Hunt as always wonderful.

Have a great 2008 blogwise and lifewise and thanks for dropping by with your good wishes.

Ricky Tan said...

happy new year cris~ :)

Ricky Tan said...

sorry sorry~ is criz.. bukan cris.. typo~ :P kekeke~

angelinemiss said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!!!!!! hua.. 330 post.. salute!!! hehe

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pimpin'

Happy 2K8, Criz!

Satkuru said...

hey man, happy happy new year :D and great write up ! :P

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you. All the best in 2008.

Anonymous said...

OMG! So honoured even humble lil 'ol me got a mention in your flashback blog post!! *hugs* It's been great to be your friend Criz! Belated New Years to you!

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