Asian Blog Review – My Blog

As it’s quite long, I’ll address all of the points here as it’s easily for clarity.

First up I got 7/10 (Not bad), and the link is here Shaolin Tiger – Blog Review.

Very long columns on either side, which I deducted points for, because I dislike long blogrolls/lists/etc. There’s a list of blogs he stalks on one side, and blogs he reads on the other. Why not just combine the two? Then there are Geek Links and General Links, which turns the blog into a semi-portal. There’s even a whole list of links under ‘Add Me’. Tell me honestly, ST, do you need all these links?

I guess I don’t REALLY need them, but well they aren’t particularly for anyone else, they are for me. The ones I stalk I visit EVERY day, without fail, if I have time I visit the rest. You could say it’s a way of doing time management, and avoiding using bookmarks. My bookmarks are too full already, so they are hard to manage, so I just use links on my blog for most of the things I need. I could probably get rid of a few, but most of these sites I use on a daily basis.

I did try to organise them so all the useful stuff for readers is at the top (categories, navigation, search etc) and the rest is at the bottom, if people care to read it, and well mostly just for myself.

Scrolling down, I discover a large gap in the middle of the first post. Hmm, could be my resolution. I switched to 1024×768 and voila, gap gone.

This was probably a post that hadn’t been spidered yet, as I recently switched blogging software, so the Adsense block didn’t show up, that would account for the gap. Simply refreshing would have solved the problem.

Lots of interesting pictures pepper the posts, expecially the food-related ones. Some tech-educational ones which are useful for tech retards like yours truly. I wonder though, why these posts are categorised under ‘General Nonsense’ and don’t have a category of their own.

They do have a category, it’s just that I’m not used to WordPress yet and sometimes I forget to click the categories, so they end up in the default category (General Nonsense). I switched them back the correct category yesterday (Internet & Tech)

I wanted to dig out more info about ST so I clicked on the ‘Stupid Me Mes’ category. Here’s an interesting bit that I found. ST wants a girl who is not a midget nor fat (but not supermodel skinny), has breasts larger than a walnut, has good skin, doesn’t have more hair than him (judging by his hairy chest proudly displayed in several pictures I’m assuming this is an easy one to fulfill) and doesn’t have a mean/bitchy/slutty face. Well, you’re certainly not picky! 😉 So what happens if you meet a voluptious girl with good skin, isn’t hairy and doesn’t have a slutty face, but she’s stupider than sheep and is really really picky about food? (I know the meme only asked for physical traits, and I’m curious as to the non-physical aspects you look for).

Haha that’s why I call Me Me’s stupid, as I don’t answer them seriously. If she’s stupid and picky about food then it’s a definate no-no. I love food, travel, outdoors, reading, computers, cars etc. If she’s adverse to any of these things, then it’s going to be a compability problem.

There’s a whole variety of content in here – many of the posts are well-written although ST occasionally sinks to the level of writing nasty posts about people he hates. He seems to especially hate Xiaxue and slams her whenever the opportunity arises. I don’t have time to go through the archives and see what sparked off this feeling of hatred, so ST, care to elaborate?

1) She’s an Ugly Singaporean (Which entails a whole line of natural bad traits generally)
2) She bashed KL – Her Post (Which is now heavily edited) – My Reply
3) She’s racist – The B word
4) She’s ignorant – “Wow you speak good Malay, are you half Malay?”
5) She has an amazingly inflated self-worth – See any post.

I like reading this blog although some of the posts are mind-numbingly boring (food reviews bore me after a while), but the funny posts like ‘Cultural Differences Explained’ and the opinionated ones make up for those. I would definitely bookmark ST. I like blogs written with passion and this is certainly one of them!

I can’t be inspired every day, just like the top 40 albums, I have filler songs too 😉

My rating: 7/10 (would have been higher except for those annoyingly long blogrolls!)

Thanks much, and thanks for taking the time to review my humble place on the intrawebnet.

If anyone else is reading and has a question about me, or this blog, or what I do x, you can ask now. I’m in that kinda mood I guess 😉




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8 Responses to Asian Blog Review – My Blog

  1. frostier January 12, 2006 at 10:12 am #

    I like the choices of word you put for XiaXue. *thumbs up*

  2. J January 12, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    Haha… oh,… you mean “She Who Must Not Be Named”

  3. Dabido (Teflon) January 12, 2006 at 7:47 pm #

    ‘ I would definitely bookmark ST.’

    Had ST bookmarked for over a year! I am SOOO ahead of the curve!!! 🙂

  4. skyflakes January 12, 2006 at 9:01 pm #

    totally unrelated question to the post..
    but have u heard of venerable Ajahn Brahm?
    a british monk who, if im not mistaken, currently resides in Australia..

  5. ShaolinTiger January 12, 2006 at 9:20 pm #

    Dabido: You are ahead of the game, a true trendsetter. Early adopters win at life 😉

    skyflakes: Ajahn Brahm, hurmm can’t say I do no.

  6. Rambling Mind January 13, 2006 at 12:21 am #

    Mate, why do you keep going back to Brunei? There’re no watering holes, diving spots or party places and from what I’ve heard, the food sucks….

  7. ShaolinTiger January 13, 2006 at 12:55 am #

    Rambling Mind: IF I had ANY chance at all not to go there, I would gladly take it. But well don’t bite the hand that feeds you 😉 Not like I go there on holiday…

  8. vlad January 13, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

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    One question, where is the collection booth?