How this blog started
I didn’t have anything particular to write about when I started blogging. I had some spare time and wanted to do something consistent. I love paper, writing, reading and have stacks of crumply old journals in my room, and asked myself – what have you done consistently and kept going back to over these years? Writing. It’s always been writing. I enjoy a good novel, appreciate good prose, and though am not a professional writer have always found comfort in putting things onto paper. Writing helps clear the mind and put things into perspective. Reading what others write also lets me explore their world, and what a privilege that is.
What this blog is for
One of my favourite pastimes is star gazing. Sounds cheesy, because though the “when you look at a star you’re looking at history of a billion years” phrase…
Well, that was my original blurb for this ‘about’ page. It wasn’t informative, wasn’t about anything particular, so I’m now providing a more focused purpose after reading tips from timethief. I was originally going to let the blog develop organically and write whatever comes to mind, but I think it helps to have a theme to work on.
Here are the major topics you’ll find me posting about:
- Relationships (friendships and family)
- General commentary on books, city life
- Wedding planning
…mostly in the context of living in Hong Kong. The wedding bit just coincides with what I’m going through in life right now. Relationships and building better ones is what I’m interested in and see it as a lifelong lesson. I’m currently reading some of John Gottman’s books on psychology/relationships and find them insightful. If you have any other reading suggestions I’d love to hear them.
How I’m blogging
Anonymously, or trying to. It’s the only way I can write freely without worrying how friends and family will feel. I say ‘trying to’ because I’ve already broken the plan by telling one good friend. So far no one else knows and I’ll try to keep it this way. As background information, my mother tongue isn’t English. I think very comfortably in English but my daily life consists of speaking a lot in Cantonese, and occasionally it’s hard for me to find the right words to express an idea – because it’s in Cantonese in my head!
Navigating this blog
I’ve created an all posts page which you can access at the top right tab. This lists out all the posts by category, in alphabetical order. If you’re interested in a certain topic, it might be easiest to look for it there. There’s always the search function at the top right corner too!
Note that all work on this site, including photos (unless where the source of a photo from the internet is given) is copyrighted. No reproduction is allowed without my express written consent.
Thanks for visiting.