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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Notes from HighwayBlogger: there must be something wrong here coz I have not been working on this blog for more than a year now. But anyways, it’s supposed to be a good sign I suppose.

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 4 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 112 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 311kb.

The busiest day of the year was July 28th with 128 views. The most popular post that day was “how to run away from life”.

Notes from HighwayBlogger: I guess 12,000 is not bad for a blog I’ve not touched in such a long while!

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were digg.com and who-will-win-fifa-worldcup-2010.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bill gates, running away from life, ads on cars, run away from life, and journey vs destination.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

“how to run away from life” July 2007
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2

Money is so hard to give away – Lessons from Bill Gates and Warren Buffet June 2007
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3

Blog advertising is like outdoor advertising on vehicles? March 2008
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4

Nicest Wedding Invitation Card ever November 2007
10 comments

5

Highway Quotes : The road to success February 2008
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Suspending Blogging on this site

Hey folks, it’s been terribly busy for me and I’m suspending my blogging here for a while due to my ultra busy schedule. Well, I oughta tell you what’s been keep me so super busy :

Licence 2 Play 22-24th May SUNTEC Convention Hall 603.

Quick spill: First ever physical Facebook gaming competition in the world, first ever World of Warcraft Arena 3v3 Tournament in Asia, Launch of Maplestory 2, breaking a record on the Singapore Book of Records for number of turnups for Maplestory, etc. Do I need to say more, especially to the gamers?

e27 unConference 16th May Matrix @ Biopolis

Quick spill: 31 startups from 10 countries (numbers updated) come together for the premier unConference of the region! Tickets selling out fast!

and I’m also helping to promote Video Games Live! on 19th June. THE gaming symphony event! Have you got your tickets yet?

All this in between my crazy travelling schedule over the next 2-3 months. Which is why I really have no time to blog here for a while.

I’m still blogging at CNET Asia though, do drop by often and I hope to resume my blogging on this site soon!

I’ve also taken on some new work and there should be an announcement soon regarding a new site I’m working on. Stay tuned for the announcement!

This blog might be suspended for as I exit the highway for a while to run my errands, but it’ll always be around because we’re all on a journey on the highway of life and you are my precious co-sojourners.

See you when I rejoin at the next exit!

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Burmese boat people left to die by Thai authorities

A co-sojourner emailed this news story to me, feeling really angry about it. It’s a really sad story.

It’s so obvious that the Thai government have floated these people out to the big sea to whither and die. And newly elected fresh-faced Thai Prime Minister Abhisit refered the investigation of this case back to the very people who conducted these inhumane acts. Tells you pretty much what he stands for.

Interestingly, Abhisit was Continue reading

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Experiencing the arctic right here in Singapore

Last Friday night, I was given a chance to experience what it’s like to be in the arctic right here in Singapore :

Heat Loss Measuring Arctic Room

Guess where’s this? (And it’s free for public) Continue reading

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In memory of a brave woman

‘If I don’t make it out…’

Lo Hwei Yen’s husband talks about her last moments

By Teh Joo Lin & Kimberly Spykerman
‘Only in her very last sentence did she say, ‘Please tell them (the authorities) to hurry up’,’ said Mr Puhaindran, who wants people to know his wife was a brave Singaporean. — ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

EVEN as she was being held by terrorists in her Mumbai hotel a week ago, Ms Lo Hwei Yen’s voice remained steady as she spoke with her husband on her mobile phone.

‘I was reacting to her trying to remain calm as well,’ her husband, Mr Michael Puhaindran, recalled yesterday.

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‘Only in her very last sentence did she say: ‘Please tell them (the authorities) to hurry up’.

‘That’s when I really couldn’t take it and I told her I loved her so very much, and she said the same thing.

‘And those were her last words.’

Some time later, the 28-year- old Ms Lo was killed by her captors. She was one of several people who lost their lives in The Oberoi Trident Hotel, one of several Mumbai landmarks attacked by terrorists whose rampage left over 180 dead.

Yesterday, during his wife’s wake, Mr Puhaindran spoke to reporters for the first time about her last hours.

While the 37-year-old was composed at the start of the 40-minute interview attended by some 20 journalists and cameramen, by the time it ended, he had broken down several times.

He said he last saw his wife on Wednesday last week when Continue reading

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Clinton and Obama : Talk about co-sojourners

This is a classic case to me, of how the most bitter of enemies can come together again to continue the next part of their life’s journey together as co-sojourners.

It’s interesting that Obama is taking the way of Lincoln to build a ‘team of rivals’. Can he hold this ship together? For the good of America and the world, let’s hope he does.

This also drives home the point that there are no enemies forever. You may decide not to continue your journey with so-and-so co-sojourner now, but you never know when your paths will cross again and you’ll be traveling down the same road or highway together again.

Now I wonder if Obama will do anything interesting with McCain?

(Signing off from Seoul)

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