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The birth of this blog

This blog is a spin-off of a blog that never really took off.

At the core of that original blog lies the plan to fiercely document a 4×4 overland Silk Road Adventure of 2 geeks armed to the ‘t’ with gadgets and more obsessed about the gadgets than the challenges we may face along the Silk Road.

The details are sketchy at best. Ignorance and fearlessness in equal measure, will get us through. You will be wired on our antics via technology, enabled by the gadgets we will be surrounded with.

In the immediate term, the idea was to start documenting our next upcoming journey from Beijing to St. Petersburg on both the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian railway lines … in a less complicated and aggressive manner.

This would not be out first attempt. We both bought the Moleskine Travel Journal for our Balkans trip in 2010. It was father down the ‘value chain’ if you see the trend.

That original blog we had envisage would be the medium to bridge the gap and will start off with previous travels we have done together or individually… organically growing to fulfill the upcoming sojourns.

Optically tuned, it was planned that HER entries will be visually captivating, featuring various illustrators’ work.

Being a man of science, technology and finance, HIS entries” will remain succinct, punctuated with bullets and accompanied by numbers.

Together we will merge into this ‘space’ without losing our true individualized selves.

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why had I thot that that original blog would work?

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I’ve not “spoken” to him for days. BBM that is. When the <PING> came in.

The suggestion push my geek buttons straight into action; itching to dash back home from work, whip the MacBook Pro open and start!

See, given that I am somewhat a “dog-with-the-bone” type, I am counting on his vision, goal and ambition to get us to the finish line. That said, it will be the 4×4 overland Silk Road Adventure, not necessarily that blog. I suspect I am more of the writer … he the planner.

What if the finish line is not met?

It will be met. And the way I look at it, I love the idea. I love programming, designing and well, blogging.

I have not minded that my Teddy had morphed into him across a handful of locations scattered across the globe. I have not minded sharing “my space”. I can’t think of a better person to start that pet project with, and in a strange way appreciate the fact that the plan will come to fruition somehow despite our combined ignorant, naive and klutzy ways. Oh yeah, our klutzy ways is the biggest give away of our geeky selves besides my huge plastic rimmed glasses and his various souvenir shops round neck t-shirts!

On the idea of that original blog?

I was visualising Ewan McGregor-Charles Bowman type of story telling. I gravitate towards Charles Bowman. But this statement is of no relevance.

Sure. There will be moment where we’ll be recording our own personal travel chronicles.

Our own gadgets … oh, definitely our own gadgets as even though we’re both geeks, we are obsessed with different stuff. In not-so-simple Latin, “travel” = family, ”geek” = genus and “whatever obsession” = species

Hence, to me that original blog will center around TRAVEL with the unique proposition arising from the prose of 2 Geeks who speaks about their G-Spots – from location, gears and gadgets to mishaps though “geeky eyes”.

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I suppose you could say my early suspicions of “ I suspect I am more of the writer … he the planner.” came true even before the initial planning for the our next upcoming journey from Beijing to St. Petersburg on both the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian railway lines happened.

To remain cordial let’s just say the planning for Trans-Siberia have begun and as is, the prospect of the trip hangs in a vacuum of tension with me wanting to do it Eastbound in Winter {to see Siberia as it should be seen} and him wanting to do Westbound in Summer {to continue with his annual London shopping trip} … me wanting to spend more time in the openness of Mongolia in a Ger tent, he preferring to be in the capital city even if it’s a hotch potch of bad development and an architectural insult … me wanting to experience some locals on the train, he wanting space and privacy by upgrading to a 2-berth compartment all the way …

Oh well …

keep calm and travel on

As for that original blog … it’s still there. I will shut it down in due course. Let’s just say he never went about completing more than 2 pages, let alone a single blog entry …

oh well, who says blogging is easy?

It’s a commitment and I should have known better. After all I’ve been blogging for years now, having started with a cat blog {my musings if you are to read is here … psst… some travel posts are recycled}, followed by a daily “marketing” blog that supports my socialentrepreneur business, and currently being a paid shadow blogger for two boss blogs which I am not able to reveal {it’s in the fine prints of the contract}.

In between I have successfully created promotional blogs that drives readership up aggressively within a short time frame and hosted 1 “dear thelma, you can complaint all you want” blog to generate public feedback for a financial sector organization and 1 competition blog -> that was super fun!

Just to close off this post, I am not a professional blogger.

The bottom bits of “ABOUT ME> A Dash of Me” reveals what I do to pay the bills.


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This entry was posted on January 1, 2013 by in My Musing and tagged , , , , , , , , .


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