Fond farewell to 2007

Looking back through Marina’s Bloggariffic, I think that my style of writing has evolved from when I first started blogging in October 2004. From writing about random rambles about life, it has changed to something with more purpose (at least I hope it did!)

Looking back at 2007

This blog has also been instrumental for me to meet new wonderful friends, be it online or offline. To explore and try out new things. The highlight of my blogging life this year would have to be the Best Asian Blog win, which was the cherry on top of the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a quick summary of the highlights of 2007 :


I started the year with blogging about Cartcart’s first trip to Singapore and joined my cousin for my very first cosplay photo-shoot.


I got myself a new SD card and a webcam which began my interest in creating videoblogs. I started my quest in learning the Italian language (though I’m have to admit, I’m not superb at it)


This was the month that I feel that I’ve propelled in the blogging world. I was invited to be part of the Panel in Nexus for my involvement in Secondlife to speak about relationships in the metaverse. There I first met the wonderful pingsters! Cartcart and I made the decision to get married. And I pondered if I could ever get into university.


I did a fun videoblog on how to cook arrabbiata completely in Italian! (Maybe next time do one on how to make roti jala or nasi lemak, hehehe) I realised that my newfound love in videoblogging could transcend for learning purposes.


For some reason, I felt compelled to explore more of Singapore. I started with the museum of toys, and then the Istana and I finally did a presentation on the benefits of netcasting for the school I was attached to.


My first time riding my scooter to Malacca, Malaysia with the vesporeans! A most exciting trip! Just as exciting is my trip to Italy, where I spent time with my dearest Cartcart.


Celebrated the first anniversary where I was asked to be host (wow!) and nominated to be the most entertaining blog (wow!) I pondered about the places that I’ve lived in started my quest in being fit and for the first time ever, did a collaboration with Malique in remixing a song!


Had a great time at WOMADย andย visited the Arts Museum


Having won passes, I attended a very interesting Spanish Cultural Workshop and had a bloggers day out with the orphans of Darul Ihsan.


Went in a motorcycle convoy to raise funds for the Bikers Aid Fund. And it was a lot of fun! Attended an Italian cultural fair with my Italian Classmates and a real Italian ๐Ÿ˜›


I was selected as a finalist and a week later, I won the Best Asian Blog Awards! I pondered about the evolution of blogs and I also killed a chair.


Attended the ping t-shirt launch, attended the tech65’s podcast, played the gamelan as well as many others that I did not had the chance to blog about yet!

Goodbye 2007. Thank you for the beautiful memories.

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Sidenote : Regular blogging will resume next week. There are so much things to blog about!

10 Replies to “Fond farewell to 2007”

  1. Mintea

    Happy new year to you too! May you get all that you aim for, this year :):)

    Putera Emas

    Happy new year! ๐Ÿ˜€


    Its been an amazing year, yes! And hopefully for more good years to come. And happy new year to you and the missus too Edroos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hello. rinaz.. haha.. long time i never read your blog.. because i’m ready for school.. anyway my school is at SIMEI ITE.. so like that lor.. no time to read blog and etc.. anyway as long we keep each other number yeah.. anyway take care and i hope you read my blog regularly okay.. bye =)

  3. Looks like you had a good year full of memorable events which you captured on your blog. Have a great 2008 and many more milestones in the road of life which we all scoot along…

  4. It’s always been a pleasure to read your blog, from the first day until now, I’ve never grew tired of visiting it. =)

    Glad that you had such an eventful year, I pray that you’ll have an even more fruitful and exciting year to come in 2008. Btw, congratulations on your engagement, I’m so happy for you! =)

  5. Hisyam

    Simei ITE? Is that far from SQSS? How is school for you so far? Do you like it? ๐Ÿ™‚


    And to you too Walter! Have a wonderful 2008 ahead!


    Yes! How did you know? I’ll blog about it as soon as I can hehehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    May the Larkes have a wonderful, memorable 2008! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Vania Claire

    That is such a sweet comment (from a sweet person!) Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I wish for the same for you too, for 2008 to be a wonderful, fruitful, exciting and enriching year where your dreams comes true ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. yes its far from sqss..
    anyway erm the school ok..
    anyway I’ve got ALOT ALOT friend in simei ITE..
    I so happy yeah..
    anyway i’ve enjoy there…
    so how are you??
    anyway on friday 11 january 2008 you saw me right??
    i mean at concourse?
    how do i look..
    izzit ok?
    or what??
    haha juz asking haha =)
    anyway take care..


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