New Server!!

Today is a wonderful day! After a decade of using the low end, entry model 212J Synology NAS I’ve finally splurged and gotten a state of the art server. I bought the 212J about a decade ago because I had always wanted to host my own blogs and thus not have to pay some company…… Continue reading New Server!!

Quitting Facebook

Since the new year is an excellent time to adjust one’s habits and routines I’ve decided to experiment with a number of changes. One of the biggest is to stop using Facebook.  So far I’ve gone three days and the feeling is one of tranquility and peacefulness.  It is not that I have anything against Facebook…… Continue reading Quitting Facebook

Goodbye Sliding Door theme

It was time for a change.  My sliding door theme had served me very well when I wanted to use this blog primarily for pictures.  Now that my interest in writing has been rekindled, the white text on a black background isn’t going to work anymore. Also, with the Japanese influence in my life I also…… Continue reading Goodbye Sliding Door theme

WordPress – Recording my life and finding a vibrant community

A few posts ago I wrote that I had “rediscovered” WordPress.  To be more exact, I discovered a very vibrant community where people actually express real feelings!I’d like to expound a little more on that previous post because I’m still very enthusiastic about this “discovery.”  On the web, and just like in real life, we…… Continue reading WordPress – Recording my life and finding a vibrant community

I am not alone

ATB – You’re Not Alone (Official Video HD): Just rediscovered the WordPress blogging community! I’ve kept my own blog for eons but it is my own install and I never really sought out a wider WordPress community. The other night I felt like reading others personal blogs and found a way to browse an…… Continue reading I am not alone

Saigon Stories – Today's Adventure

Today was actually not so adventuresome. However, today the Buddhist funeral infront of my house ended. The old lady who spoke to me in French not 6 months before and told me to “Firmez le porte doucemont” passed away. They then erected a shrine and had chants, prayers and visitors for three days. It was…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Today's Adventure