The Week That Was #2019-01

At long last, the silence has been broken! Honestly, I start too many entries in a similar fashion on this blog. The last period of activity stretched from the end of July 2018 until i posted my New Year’s Eve shaky-cam video earlier this week. I haven’t checked but I believe it to have been the longest gap in the history of Asian Meanderings and perhaps going back as far as ‘Burque Blog. Does anybody remember that incarnation?

As the end of 2018 approached, I thought that the best way to rejuvenate what was once my one and only blog was by taking a look at the year that was. I began sorting through photos taken and journal entries written each day in attempts to find something interesting to highlight. There were quite a few blog-worthy happenings throughout the year but I quickly bored of trying to find them and put them into a form that people would actually enjoy reading! I got as far as mid-March before I abandoned the project.

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The 30 Day Book Challenge – Day 19

Day 19 – Favorite Book Turned Into A Movie

I’ve gotten off-track with this challenge a little but there has been a lot going on in my life recently. I never said I’d be posting the topics in this challenge for 30 consecutive days.

Today’s installment is deceptively easy but there are two books that rank high in my personal experience, both as books and as movies. Since I can’t choose between the two I’ll briefly (and I mean it this time) write about each.

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Here We Go Again!

I think my account is down for the count.

Earlier this evening I was online, editing and publishing previously-uploaded articles (when I use Zoundry Raven to publish articles they appear in WordPress as “scheduled” but then they just sit there unless I physically change the date or time), uploading new header images, and getting ready to run a backup of the databases and other files.

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Blasts From My Past (#1)

I’ve been online for many years and have lost more than my fair share of backups due to sheer stupidity more than anything else. I’ve often wished that I still had a copy of my first couple of websites — the original dating from 1999 was called JochimBook which later became JochimWeb ; my site at (started 7th June 2004) had all sorts of stuff from my past, lost forever when the domain’s hosting server crashed-and-burned. I was also missing a large chunk of my blogging history until a few days ago when a friend sent me saved HTML archives dating from the beginning of February 2005 (‘Burque Blog, named after my hometown at the time of Albuquerque, New Mexico) and continuing through September 2007 (Goodnight Phuket). Of course, the subject matter never really changed despite the different blog titles (which later became first Baan Jochim Phuket and most recently Phuket Bookworm).

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