10 years ago, I published the first entry here on the talking cupboard on March 16th, 2011.
I actually thought long about what to include in this blogversary(?) post. Sometimes, I feel like crying when I browse through this tiny online space of mine. Maybe this is what people feel when they look at their precious child. That is exactly what the talking cupboard is to me: a precious child of my brain.
10 years is certainly not a short time when I had to go through it, but now that I’m looking back it, those times just feel like fleeting moments. All the joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure I have experienced became memories at the back of my mind. There are times when some of those memories came back haunting me, but I can finally say that I can get over them.
This space has evolved from the place for me to spew random spazzes to some sort of personal notebook. These days, most of the posts are what I have written so that it will be easier for me to find something I want to read again in the future. From articles about history and culture to the interview translations, each of them carry a special meaning and they took a little piece of my heart with them. Maybe it’s just my habit of including my love into my writing, hence I tend to pour my heart and soul into the posts, pages, articles, and everything in between.
Now that the talking cupboard is a decade old, it means that I’m also a decade older than the person who was excited to have a little blog of her own back then. If I am to go back to meet the 20-year old me on that day, maybe I would hug her and tell her that she will do a good job staying healthy and keeping the blog alive in the future.
Because the blog is what keeps me going, and it is also providing me with the insight for my future 😉
Thank you for your support over the years! Even if you’re a longtime visitor or someone who recently stumbled upon this cupboard, your visit means so much to me. Feel free to ask questions here or on twitter!