6 Feb, 2012 in Blogging
Sh*t People Say to Bloggers

In the spirit of the lovely trend of "Shit girls say…" or "Shit people say…" and seeing that my "Sh*t Hong Kong People Say to White Guys" and "Sh*t People Say to PhD Students" were able to get a few positive responses, I sat down to quickly write down some of the sh*t people usually […]

26 Dec, 2011 in Yearly summaries
My 2011 : Year Summary

So what did 2011 look like? to me, this was a year of general stability compared with previous years. As I enter my third year of PhD and in Hong Kong, things have become strangely familiar and oddly routine, which is something I was sort-of looking forward to after years of moving around and …

18 Dec, 2011 in Rankings, Taiwan Blogosphere
Recommended Taiwan Blogs 2011

It pains me greatly to admit it, but it’s been over 2 years since I’ve moved from Taiwan to Hong Kong. Still, a connection remains as I somehow manage to maintain links to Taiwan by following up on Taiwan’s finest blogs. In Taiwanderful we’re currently running the 4th annual Best Taiwan Blog Awards …

10 May, 2010 in Blogging
2 weeks tech hosting nightmare

It’s been a 2 weeks nightmare. In the 6 years that I’ve been blogging and running websites, I’ve never experienced anything quite like what I went through with my hosting company in the last 2 weeks. The catastrophe included all possible things that could go wrong meshed into one long incident, which has resulted in […]

30 Dec, 2009 in Blogging, Yearly summaries
Summary of Fili’s World year 2009

2009 is about to close, 2010 awaits. For those interested, here are a few stats about Fili’s World – the blog- for the year 2009. Over the last year I wrote 205 blog posts, averaging a post every 1.75 days, which is surprising with the insane work load I’ve had. …

3 Nov, 2009 in Taiwan Blogosphere
Taiwan Blogging Awards 2009 @Taiwanderful

Taiwanderful is again running the Taiwan Best Blog Awards in 2009 following the inaugural competition last year. (Taiwanderful’s Taiwan Blog Awards 2009 announcement) It’s been a few years since Taiwanderful came into existence with David’s kind help. Although I’m now located in HK …

20 Sep, 2009 in Blogging
Maximizing Blogging Brand : Self-hosting & a unique Domain

In today’s world, a person’s blog is an important indicator of his personal “brand”. I’m maybe too well aware of the fact that the things I do online reflect on how I’m perceived and judged by others. Those who want to know who I am look me up on search engines and social networks …

5 Aug, 2009 in Chinese Blogosphere
Live from the blogosphere (image from Boingboing)

I’ve been following the China blogosphere for about 4 years now, ever since I became passionate about all things Chinese. As a tribute to the hard working bloggers I wrote an article for "Here’s Dong Guan", a monthly expat magazine for the city of Dong Guan in Guangdong province, and it was published in the […]

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