Happy Birthday to ShaolinTiger.com

Yeah, I’ve been torturing you all for a year now, amazing isn’t it.

A few of the people reading since the start are still reading, I guess many aren’t..

Lot’s of new people are reading, I’m not sure why? But they are…perhaps you can find out here.[/url]

I started off with this post[/url], which basically said I’d finally started a blog, something I’d been meaning to do for a while.

From then I’ve made many different posts, differnet styles, different subject, loads of pictures, loads of food, lots of travelling and trips. This is the 269th post I’ve made, not bad for 12 months. An average of around 1 every 2 days.

If you still don’t know anything about me, you can read here[/url].

If you want to find some of my better posts, you can find a list here[/url].

I’ve ranted about many things, like the education system[/url], Internet Exploder[/url], Script Kiddies[/url], Stupid Telekom[/url], Bad Drivers[/url], What is Art?[/url], Malaysian Summons[/url], Free tech support[/url]? and many many other things[/url].

Hopefully I’ve acheived something in the past 12 months with my insignificant little space on the net, perhaps made you think, or made you feel like writing, or inspired you to argue with me, or perhaps inspired some people to blog, or cook some of my dishes, or take some nice pictures themself.

And of course I would be the record holder for most comments in one post…with the pink poodle fiasco[/url] (8 short of 600 comments).

Anyway, most of all thanks all for reading, some hypocrites say they don’t blog for approval, or for other people, they just do it for themselves, but well to be honest, that’s complete bullshit, everyone does it for approval, because they want people to read what they write, because they want people to LIKE what they write, if they didn’t they would write it in notepad and keep it private somewhere, not publish it in the public zone known as teh intrawebnet.

I do blog for myself, and YOU, so I hope you appreciate it and enjoy it as much as I do 😉

To another successful 12 months!





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44 Responses to Happy Birthday to ShaolinTiger.com

  1. god October 19, 2005 at 8:45 pm #

    selamat hari jadi

  2. dSaint October 19, 2005 at 8:48 pm #

    lol, happy birthday man. here is to all ur superb posts! keep it up man.

  3. minishorts October 19, 2005 at 8:49 pm #

    happy birthday to you… 🙂 this makes shaolin tiger the site a libra boy… libras maintain the balance…


  4. lilian October 19, 2005 at 8:55 pm #

    YaammmSennggg! To many more years.

  5. Vad3r October 19, 2005 at 8:58 pm #

    yea happy birthday dood, keep posting good stuff. I dun have the stamina, im giving up.


  6. mahagurusia October 19, 2005 at 9:33 pm #

    Here’s to another good year. Cheers mate. 🙂

  7. kahsoon October 19, 2005 at 9:56 pm #

    Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jeremy C October 19, 2005 at 9:58 pm #

    Happy Birthday, and hopefully many more to come.


  9. simon October 19, 2005 at 10:06 pm #

    rock on, tiger. are we getting any cake?

  10. suanie October 19, 2005 at 10:28 pm #

    happy birthday bleh

  11. KY October 19, 2005 at 10:59 pm #

    happy blogwhoring for another 12 months, i’ll do the same. 😛

  12. Adam October 19, 2005 at 11:31 pm #

    I do visit your site often but don’t comment much. Fun to read the stuff you write. Happy birthday to your blog.

  13. Samm October 19, 2005 at 11:32 pm #

    ok, happy blog birthday. complimentary colema therapy from me 😉

  14. Wingz October 19, 2005 at 11:48 pm #

    got make party to celebrate anot ??

  15. kimberlycun October 19, 2005 at 11:58 pm #

    happy birthday 🙂 love the blog love the tiger

  16. meekie October 20, 2005 at 12:07 am #

    Yooo!!! Happy Burstday!!!

    “some hypocrites say they don’t blog for approval….. if they didn’t they
    would write it in notepad and keep it private somewhere…”

    Truly agree… 😉 we are responsible for what we blog on the net. It’s unlike a diary, it’s all your memories n craps kept for your eyes only.

    cheers ST!!!

  17. 93~94 October 20, 2005 at 12:59 am #

    Happy BirthBlogday and oso Thank-Q very much for tis past months.

    Frm ur loyal silent reader

  18. Giant Sotong October 20, 2005 at 1:28 am #

    I stalk the tiger. Here’s to another 12 months!

  19. ShaolinTiger October 20, 2005 at 1:46 am #

    If it involves free alchohol for me and FA dancing, I’m IN!

  20. Pat October 20, 2005 at 2:46 am #

    8 short of 600? Whoa. o_O

  21. plink October 20, 2005 at 3:03 am #

    Happy Birthday ST! May your good stuff remain in the past and the best stuff be yet to come. 🙂

  22. way October 20, 2005 at 3:19 am #

    cheers ~

  23. in October 20, 2005 at 3:42 am #

    Happy Birthday Tiger! Love reading your posts….and yes, you have inspired me to cook!

  24. GAMBs October 20, 2005 at 4:56 am #


  25. Dabido (Teflon) October 20, 2005 at 5:45 am #

    Congratulations on making it to one year.

    At the risk of being unpopular,
    you shouldn’t project your own motives onto other people. There is good reasons and motives for people to blog other than the ones you’ve listed. Some people might be hypocritical in why they claim they blog, other’s may not even know why they blog, but to assume that everyone does it for the same reasons is a little short sighted.

    Not trying to be contrary or anything, but anyone who’s studied Jungian Personality types can tell you, not everyone is motivated by the same things.

    I honestly beleive there are some people out there who do blog for themselves as some form of carthasis. It is a similar motivation to why a lot of people write autobiographies, novels, poetry and other things.

    I’m pretty sure I can tell the difference between some of the blogs that do it for themselves as a carthasis (melancholic behaviour), ones who do it for attention/approval (sanguine behaviour), ones who do it in the hope of making others laugh, or to give them some form of advice (phlegmatic behaviour), and ones who just do it because they think it’s the in thing (which would be sanguine behaviour again, but a choloric might have similar motivations).

    Just thought I’d mention it. Like I said, there are different motives for people depending on their personality types. Assuming they do it for the same reason would be to assume they all have the same personality.

    Hope you take this in the spirit of how I mean it. Not trying to start an arguement. Just hoping to enlighten a little.


  26. meekie October 20, 2005 at 6:55 am #

    …It is a similar motivation to why a lot of people write autobiographies, novels, poetry and other things.

    I assume it is print media you talking about. Do you think publisher will invest in their novels/ autobiographies etc if it doesn’t have market value? Again, whose approval should they be seeking for publishing it?

    i duno if i hv said the right thing, perhaps there isn’t even right or wrong. It was just my first thought after your statement.

  27. panda October 20, 2005 at 7:24 am #

    I share the same birthday with your blog!!! Yeah!

  28. Dabido (Teflon) October 20, 2005 at 10:08 am #


    Market value hasn’t nothing to do with the writers motivation for writing. It only has to do with the publishers motives for buying the manuscript and publishing. Don’t confuse the two.

    There is a common exercise that psychiatrists and psychologists give to their patients which involves getting them to write a lot of their life down on paper.
    It’s used as a carthasis – to cleanse the soul so to speak.

    Many an Autobiography or even stories have been written and published because of this. The primary motive of the writer though wasn’t to get publsihed. In fact, that was the furthest thought from their mind as they wrote. I know of a women who lives near me who basically did the exercise (and she has quite an amazing life story), but her Psychiatrist was the one who convinced her to publish, even though she thought it was against her best interest.

    Then there is the case that most writers write because they can’t help themselves. They have to write in order to have an outlet.

    The internet has proven a good place for a lot of poets to write, as poetry books don’t sell very well. So it’s not nec. print media that I am talking about.

    After thinking about what ST wrote though, (and ST can correct me if I am wrong) I think he is mainly talking about one person in particular. That person does have a habit of coming across as a total Sanguine at times, which would place her motive for writing as a ‘look at me! look at me!’ type thing. (In whcih case, I might have to ask ST to nto speak so generally, as it confused the *** out of me! I thought he ment it for all bloggers) 🙂

    So, if this was the case, then the point I was making is rather moot in respect to that one person. As a general comment though, I think it is still valid. People of the melancholic persuasion would be writing more for themselves as a carthasis experience, rather than for others or even to get noticed. They just need to write to get stuff out of their system (it just helps them to think that someone is listening – even if they know someone isn’t).

    Right or wrong … well, you may not understand enough about Personality types in order to have understood where I was coming from. At the end of the day, a writers motives are often very plan to see, and other times the writer is very cleaver.

    What was Mark Twain thinking when he wrote at the beginning of Huckleberry Finn that “anyone looking for a message would be shot” ???
    He was trying to get people to look for a message.

    So, his motive for writing that may have been missed by some, but was very obvious to others.

    But, getting back to my main point from my post. It’s wrong to project your own motives on to other people – and Melancholics do in fact writher mainly for themselves. As introverts, they rarely want to be in the lime light (not having a use for the attention).

    Hope they explains it a little clearer Meekie.

    Sorry for wasting space with my ramblings again ST.

  29. ShaolinTiger October 20, 2005 at 11:03 am #

    You’re are kinda right, kinda wrong, I wasn’t really clear enough, it is aimed at some particular bloggers, or a group of bloggers, not every single blogger on the planet.

    There are many that purely do it for themselves, they don’t publicise, they dont care if anyone reads, they don’t allow comments, they just write. But those are the minority, and many start out that, but get a little taste of attention and change their focus.

    Of course generalisations don’t suit everyone, but they like stereotypes they do have a basis in fact.

    It’s aimed at those who become popular and say “I blog for me, blah blah blah blah”, rather hypocritical.

  30. erizabesu October 20, 2005 at 11:51 am #


  31. Chris October 20, 2005 at 1:20 pm #

    Happy Birthday!

    Been reading ever since the XiaXuegate incident… loving it since -_-

  32. james October 20, 2005 at 2:38 pm #

    Happy birthday, ShaolinTiger.com! Erm… Banana Leaf Rice on the house? 🙂

  33. blah! October 20, 2005 at 7:48 pm #

    happy anniversary i just crossed my 100th bog posting a few days ago and it was awesome. cheers to another year

  34. fish fish October 20, 2005 at 8:55 pm #

    Happy Birthday ST. 🙂 Keep blogging.

  35. alicia October 20, 2005 at 9:34 pm #

    i like reading your blog.. keep it up 🙂

  36. Andy October 21, 2005 at 12:41 am #

    Happy Birthday!!! 😀

  37. Timothy October 21, 2005 at 12:44 am #

    OMG man, you are a blogging legend *bows head* and btw, props for being an open source advocate. Really looking forward to seeing more posts :). Now it’s time for me to say something extremely corny like.. hmm you is t3h pwn 😀

  38. Dabido (Teflon) October 21, 2005 at 1:37 am #

    Kewl! 🙂 I think we’re on the same page now. Thanks for the clarification.

    I certainly agree with what you are saying. As per my second comment, I thought you were aiming at one particular person. So, the fact that it is a group of people makes perfect sense as well.


  39. just October 21, 2005 at 4:35 am #

    Not all blog for approval. Some blog within their circle of friends to share their lives. Please don’t make sweeping statements that all blog for approval.

  40. Dabido (Teflon) October 21, 2005 at 8:04 am #

    Just – I think ST already clarified what was ment.
    Scroll up to the comment I’d made earlier and the subsequent comments. You’ll see ST was aiming at a select group when he made the comment. 🙂

  41. FireAngel October 21, 2005 at 11:11 pm #

    oooh beeg beeg blog adi… you NOOB!

  42. Metria October 22, 2005 at 3:04 am #

    Hey Oct 19th is my bday too! 🙂

  43. narrowband October 24, 2005 at 1:20 pm #

    Hey man. Happy birthday to your blog! Your blog’s 3 days older than mine. What’s with October boom, huh.

  44. James October 20, 2006 at 3:59 am #

    Happy Birthday to ShaolinTiger.com. Happy Deepavali and Selamat Hari Raya as well.

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