the first in a long, long while… 

once in a dark blue moon i check into this wee blog and try to patiently fix some of the numerous broken links, or do some house-keeping… then i quietly leave with the *hope* that someday soon all the numerous broken links and formatting glitches will be repaired… this time… i did a bit of that, and some more… i decided to bulk re-categorized all the ~800 old posts as drafts until i have time to fix their broken links… 

going over a few old posts and updating the links reminded me of all the things i had done, chronicled and shared so. long. ago. … and made me a little nostalgic. i couldn’t help but look back at how this blog has helped me keep in touch with close friends and family while i chronicled my nomadic adventures in a time when facebook was not yet all the rage.

during my housekeeping, i rediscovered quite a few fondlovely memories… and made an effort to repair the broken links and formatting…

there. are. so. many. broken. links!  links to pictures, websites for more information, that I had spent time adding previously =(

some day, i will figure out a dynamic and adaptive algorithm to circumvent this labour-intensive fix… although i suspect this could only be sensibly done if i were to manage the blog servers, and have access to write and implement some required backend-codes, too. *sigh* 

perhaps this blog *might* someday return to life…