We interrupt this broadcast…

No. We are not trumpeting any flight upgrade or that sort of thing. It’s just that after 7 days of no wordpress, we feel that we ought to summarize how it has been. Both on the road trip and also about being offline. So before we fly off from the city of Angels, we are sending off this post. So how did we feel?

The word to describe it : emancipated.

Yep. That’s really how it felt.

You probably know we schedule our posts ahead. So coming up with posts wasn’t the issue. It was not having the “strain” of thinking about the blog, responding to comments or reading the posts of others, from which we felt a freedom that we did not experience for some time. Incredible to realize this isn’t it?

Sometimes we simply put ourselves through too much pressure to read all the posts out there. And we really shouldn’t. Because if what we said is true : ie that time is but the only commodity that cannot be stored, then we ought to live our lives first and worry about the blog later. Don’t you agree?


The road trip has been more than fabulous. We are already so full of ideas as to what to share with you in the journalog and handprint stories… And Mel was soooo wrong. The Queen of shopping DID find quite some places and not a few things to buy. All utilitarian around the house of course!

And now, back to your regular programme of scheduled posts.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

31 thoughts on “We interrupt this broadcast…”

  1. Stumbled upon your post and the comments that follow it and found it comforting to know so many others feel that struggle. How easy it is to become consumed by the work involved and to forget the joy it brings: meeting wonderful people, seeing incredible things, and sharing what you experience with others. But one must step away a little from time to time, to rejuvenate, to gain perspective.

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        1. The city of Bangkok has a very very long Thai name – more like meaning place of plum trees… or something like that. But it became synomous with vice in the 70s and 80s, hence the nickname. it is a very different place today though from that time.

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  2. Blogging takes a lot of commitment. Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten has been set a schedule and don’t miss two in a row. So if you want to post once a week, don’t miss two weeks in a row. Hope this helps!

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    1. Heheh…we schedule a post every 2 days. And well into the future – actually 2 months! So we’ve actually got posts lined up to be posted in November… and will schedule more as time rolls on. We write often and save many many drafts… some might be useful!

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      1. That takes a lot of time and commitment. I find it hard to find time to write every week but. I’m also a full-time reporter and write 7 stories a week before I get a chance to sit down and blog. Glad you can keep such a steady posting schedule going.

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  3. It’s a pressure we all share, Suan, out here in the blogosphere. I ask myself, at least once a week, isn’t there something else I should be doing? I like blogging, don’t get me wrong. I like the opportunity to share my thoughts and photos, I like the opportunity to improve my writing skills by writing, writing, writing, and I love the different worlds I get to explore and the new friends I meet. But the time commitment is incredible, and there are other things to do in life… –Curt

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    1. That’s exactly it! If without the hiking you did, where would the inspiration of writing come from? So yes we all need to get out there and away from blogging for quite some days in a week!


      1. Writing, from my perspective, is heavily dependent on experience. And don’t you find when you are wandering, that you are often thinking ‘this is good blog material, or ‘such and such a photo will enhance a post. –Curt

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