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07 August 2005 @ 08:03 pm
fly away... 'cos you'll always be my baby :)  
i am very sad because the person who first introduced me to this wonderful world is now quitting livejournal and signing up with blogsome. she said she'd switch over to blogsome only after her seven hundredth entry, but her seven hundredth entry's all about how she's moving over to blogsome and is only a fu yan post just so she can quickly move on there. *starts tearing* and when i visited her blogsome blog just, i found out that she'd already posted her first entry over at blogsome on august third (!!!)--days before her seven hundredth entry! and while she's finally reached her seven hundredth entry today, this is only my six hundred and third one, and from now on, there's no more competing with her 'cos she's quitting us ljers (disgusting as the name is, to those somewhat versed in hokkien) for a new life with the blogsomers. SOB SOB!!! (psst... i even termed the blogsome bloggers!)

i remember somewhere in the midst of our a level prelim preparations in jc2, i was given a link to her site (website, not blog). i think it was then called krazydog or something. from there i got linked to her livejournal, whose contents chronicled i think probably her jc life bah. i can't remember much except that i devoured everything with great interest because i'd never known 'til then that there were sites available where you could post whatever you wanted to write and others to see. at that time i was still a suaku, keeping sort of a private diary programme on my comp, constantly afraid that others would find it, guess my password and blackmail me for the stuff in it. upon viewing her lj, i immediately wanted one of my own, only to discover, to my greatest dismay, that, at that time, livejournal membership was, in a way, 'exclusive', i.e. you had to have somebody invite you with a code in order to start an account. and apparently, every free lj member was given only one free code per account.

so after i'd got offline that day, i think i went and asked yingni about it, who told me to go ask zhenqi herself, and so i went and asked zhenqi herself, who told me she'd go check if she still had her that one free code. i don't know how long later, maybe after a couple of weeks, she sent me my code! (probably only because i was constantly bugging her about it, flooding her with overly-enthusiastic emails which i'm guessing went something like, "THIS IS SO ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND WONDERFUL AND EXCITING! GIMME MY CODE NOW!!!!!!")

and so, july 2002, i set up my very first livejournal account under the username of magpie_robin. there, i wrote about all sorts of the mundane stuff i write about here. i think i wrote about people like lippy, and maybe i wrote about a couple of 'dates' too. i remember once i woke up late from an extended afternoon nap to miss the last episode of the tou long zhuan feng taiwanese drama where i had the biggest crush on zhu shou (?!?) because i'd set my then-nokia 8250 alarm to 7am instead of 7pm. i woke only at 750pm to the last couple of minutes of the show and was super pissed and irritated at myself as well as distressed over the entire incident, i almost cried. and i typed out my frustration in its entirety and posted it. i think many people got a big shock i was so affected by such a small thing. so was i, the next day. and then i was embarrassed, but it was too late. haha.

eventually, i grew a little tired of the mundane-ness (mundanity?) and messiness of magpie_robin. i started to dislike my then-style of writing, which was something like, write whatever first comes to mind, whatever it is, who cares. it's hardly surprising i came to be very bothered by everything i posted, being the obsessive compulsive person i've always been... i couldn't possibly stand for reading my own past entries, written without the least bit of structure... structure, to me, meaning, nice meaningful paragraphing, appropriate punctuation, occasional suitable repetition, alliteration etc., something somewhat linking the entire discourse. oh, and i also began to find my username not so nice anymore, especially, contrary to one person's belief, i didn't have a crush on robin *grin*, and i found out that magpies were supposedly overly-chatty, talkative, naughty and greedy birds which liked to steal bright shiny little items off people's window sills (according to enid blyton).

and this is where the current-day in_transit was born, november 2002, barely six months after my first contact with the blogosphere. you know, i've always felt something rather special about being an 'ljer'. you see, being an ljer, your lj's a journal, not a blog. it's like, err, a little bit cooler than the rest. IMNSHO (in my not-so-humble opinion), haha. but i guess that's where it ends bah. unpaid ljers can't have more than three userpics at a go, can't play music on their journals (not blogs!), can't link more than five people at a go, can't legitimately track their site properly without creating a backdated entry some time, can't add tagboards to liven up the place, can't...... the list goes on. but i like! i like mah, cannot ah? just like narazaki could be a potential wife-beater and possibly be buried up to his neck in two hundred thousand million us dollars' debt but some people would still wanna marry him. :D

after so many lengthy paragraphs on my narcissistic self when this entry first started off supposing to be about somebody else, i must really come back to the point. i'm very sad you're leaving. can you see the tears in my eyes? *not-so-discreetly drips some eyemo* now i shall have to remove one unfortunate friend from my links list to add you simply because i love more than i love any one of those currently there, hiak hiak. (forgive me if it's your link i'm dropping... it's not that i don't visit, or won't visit anymore, just blame lj lah.) i'm sure blogsome will offer your creativity so much more than lj has to offer you here, though you'll no longer have a journal, but a blog now. (read: you quitter! minus two thousand points, drop to 4.99N!) if you don't like the weather there, don't find first-class citizenship, experience racism, discrimination, disillusionment etc. etc., please come back so it's not so inconvenient for me to visit you! :p i dedicate you william brothers' can't cry hard enough, since you like(d?) it so much. (and see, even my current mood's specially tailored for you...)

just remember to collect your copy of the newpaper from me. (and tell me if you cried, reading this. HAHA!)
 
 
Mood: bitchy
Music: can't cry hard enough -- william brothers
 
 
 
joannejoooanne on August 7th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
hahaha i like this entry.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 8th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
haha thank you thank you. so do i. teehee
sleepysnail on August 8th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
actually, i think LJ is more cool than other blogspot, just that it is impossible to put a tagboard. haha.
the doobfemdog on August 8th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
yeah it is cooler than blogspot. especially all the communities and everything. but i just kinda got sianed by the limitations to how you can change your layout.
the doob: adam brodyfemdog on August 8th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)

sorry, i didn't cry. but i laughed and laughed and laughed.

thanks. thanks for writing about me, thanks for suan-ing me, and thanks even for dropping me to 4.99N because i don't care (yah right). hahaha.

thanks for reminiscing. adding this to my memories. *muak!*

:)
sleepysnail on August 8th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
haha.. i m so dumb.. now theni realised the person is you!!!!
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 8th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
wah. eh you super slow leh. i wonder who you thought it was and how you finally figured out...
the doobfemdog on August 9th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
yah loh. but forgive him, he doesn't know our history. hiak hiak.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 9th, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
wah today he tried to song yong me to join blogsome leh.
the doobfemdog on August 9th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
why? so evil. even i didn't ask you to join me there.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 10th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
even i didn't ask you to join me there

wow, even you recognise blogsome's evil. haha. :p

do you know me and yingni (bad grammar yes i know but i'm narcissistic so i don't care) coined a new term? "blogsome" to mean "troublesome". e.g. checking femdog's blog has become pretty blogsome now that she's moved. :D nice?
the doobfemdog on August 11th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
yah very nice. *sulk*
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 8th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
plus 500 points for not being a crybaby. plus 800 for being so polite and courteous and ke qi and whatnot in thanking me. plus 200 for being cool and not caring, then minus 80 for the "yah right", then plus another 120 for being so tee kee and cute, then minus 30 for being tee kee alone. plus 1200 for adding this to your memories and minus 128 for copying yingni spelling "muack" as "muak".

go do the math and calculate how many newtons you are now. i have this in my memories as well, did yu notice my different icon used for the entry? heehee
the doob: adam brodyfemdog on August 9th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
hahahahaha. can't stand it. you always make me laugh.

aiya i didn't bother doing the math, i just declare myself 2N ok? thanks ah.

how do you know "muack" should be spelled "muack" and not "muak" leh? when the word can't be found in the dictionaries, anything is up to the individual and correct mah. anyway it really depends on how we kiss, no?

and what different icon? the lighthouse?
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 9th, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)
didn't bother doing the math ah? minus 600. declare yourself 2N? good, bhb, i like! 2N jiu 2N bah. haha.

"muak" is a shorter kiss mah. "muack" still got that extra "ke" sound at the end. more meaningful mah! and yah, i meant the lighthouse lah.
the doob: aliasfemdog on August 9th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
err. more meaningful then more meaningful loh.

muak muack muuuack!

quite fun but i scared i turn lesbian.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 10th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
quite fun but i scared i turn lesbian

WAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! i see you're getting addicted. so long we don't try to prove we can do a mean frenchie on the mrt...
the doobfemdog on August 11th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
oh, definitely not on the mrt. i need my privacy. :D