The Weeks Ahead

They say you can tell a blog is about to die when its owner keeps putting up posts about the blog itself – why they can’t post, how busy they are, etc. I’ve put up a lot of those this year, and here (obviously) is yet another.

I don’t think the blog is going to die, at least not anytime soon. But the home stretch has arrived, and from now through September I will have to all but ignore this hobby of mine. This weekend will probably be the last one I have to myself. Maybe one final blog-burst, and then several weeks of retirement.

If I come out of this summer’s fun in one piece, I should have a lot to blog about once it’s over. (I’m already collecting stories, and I actually think I might have enough material for a book.) Which is my long-winded, pretentious way of saying, please be patient, forgive the lack of posts, and trust me, I know how feeble some of my recent offerings have been. It’ll all turn around in September. (I’m trying to convince myself.)

The Discussion: 5 Comments

Should you be considering to publish a book based on the remarks from pro/against China/Chinese posters of this forum of yours,I’d suggest you don’t bother……Plenty of them materials already exist.
By now if even the great Thomas Friedman (of NYT demise fame) still hasn’t got it on China (in his case …..this whole darn world.. besides the coccoon he is shielding himself-in) no other two-bits writer can.
So..close this blog of yours and I’ll be happy to forget the likes of Raj can ever exist on this planet.
Bye-bye…..goood riddance and all that jazz.

July 17, 2008 @ 12:15 pm | Comment

Oh, sk, how sad you are. I’m sorry you’re having such a tough time.

Richard, I am looking forward to hearing some of those stories! See you soon.

July 17, 2008 @ 2:39 pm | Comment


“I contribute only on the betterment of tomorrow’s world.” And you do this by writing comments on a blog aimed at expats… couldn’t make it up.


best of luck!

July 17, 2008 @ 3:17 pm | Comment

Thanks Si. Thanks Lisa. Our friend SK is gone. I’ve been away, just saw some of his other comments, which are scary and will soon be gone.

July 17, 2008 @ 3:20 pm | Comment

sk is scary. Just wanted to say…I love Raj’s posts. He does a great job.

July 18, 2008 @ 6:28 am | Comment

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