06 September 2009

From My Inbox - "DB1688" writes

I believe it is the desire of most bloggers to receive compliments about their blogs. I got an email on 27 Aug 09 which is quoted below. The nice surprise really made my day although I seriously don't think I deserve all the accolades. Thank you, DB1688. Now can I also claim that my blogging reach extends around the globe too?
Hi Victor,

Kudos for creating and maintaining a most wonderful blog. It has brought back many heart warming memories of my childhood in Singapore. For some reason, perhaps due to middle age crisis, I have been reminiscing a lot about my childhood. Have been perusing the web for nostalgic Singapore web/blog sites. You are a very gifted writer as I find your writing skill and humor the most entertaining. Do you write professionally?

I have a lot of catching up to do, having read most of your recent posts, I have started to go all the way back to your first post in May 2005. Based on what I have read so far I think I am slightly younger than you are. Nevertheless, I feel we are the same generation having grown up in Singapore in the 60's and 70's. Love reading about and seeing pictures of Singapore from days gone by when life was simple. Oh, and I also enjoy reading about your favorite topic. :) Hehehe.

I was born in Singapore in 1960 and my family migrated to the US (Boston) in 1972. In the mid 1960's, my family moved into the brand new public housing apartments on Lower Delta Road. Our unit looked directly out onto the Delta Circus/Roundabout (or rotary as we called it here in the US.) I attended Delta West Primary School from 1 to 6. (Did not sit for the secondary school entrance exam as the day my classmates took the exam was the day I left Singapore.)

It's sad so many sentimental places I knew from my childhood no longer exist as Singapore has undergone an extensive transformation in the span of one generation. It has been many, many years since I have been in Singapore.

I am very happy to have discovered your blog and will follow it faithfully. Hope we can correspond via e-mail and share our memories. I don't know if I have time to blog as I work full time and have 4 young kids.

Warmest regards,
After reading the email, I smiled broadly like this:


Anonymous said...

Congrats and well done, Vic!

Not only has it reached around the globe, but also the Planet of the Apes.

Lam Chun See said...

Haha. Looks like everyone of your readers recognizes that your 'incidental topic' is in fact your favourite topic. Another reason to smile broadly eh :)

yg said...

alamak! even people in the other corner of the planet knowabout your pet topic.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Great to note so many people away from home are reading your blog. Makes some Singaporeans want to come home.

Thimbuktu said...

hahaha...Congrats Vic.

Its nice to know that there are appreciative readers who cares to comment. It doesn't matter whatever topic you blog on, as long as they share similar sentiments on things they can relate to.

BTW, how many hundred years ago was that smiling pix of yours taken? I got one like that from my ancestry album too!

Victor said...

Thanks to all for your kind comments.

Thimbuktu - that old monkey is symbolic of me as I was born in the Year of the Monkey. :)

db1688 said...

If any blog reader is a Delta West Primary School alumni from the late 1960's to early 1970's, I'd love to hear from you.