Saturday, August 30, 2014

1,600 Blog Post

This is the 1,600 Blog Post. I think that's pretty amazing. For me at least. I was really shooting to highligh my 1,500th post, but things were so busy during that time that I held back and waited. Since the early months of 2013, I decided to post Box Office results for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Zhong Guo. I was already checking the numbers weekly for years. Why not share it with everyone else?! I have also continued to write about Jeremy Lin as I've watched all his games with the Knicks and Rockets. Asian stuff is still hard to come by in good quality. I don't like to watch on my laptop when I got a bigger HD television. As always, I still watch and will continue to post when I can.

When I jumped on Xanga in 2006, I was doing research for my job. Which lead to sparse posting for 2 plus years. But for some reason, in the summer of 2008, I decided to go crazy. It took me over 2 years to add 400 posts. I already had 600 posts by April of 2010. By June 2012, I had reached my 1,000th post!

On my 300th post, I gave some information about my blog and here it is again. The top five post have not changes during the last 600 posts.

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts
1. Jeremy Lin - Harvard Guard
2. Chinese Paladin 3 - 仙劍奇俠傳三 - 仙劍三 - 仙劍3 - 仙劍奇俠傳之靈珠神劍
3. Roomie - Upcoming
4. 聽說 - Hear Me - Upcoming
5. 倚天屠龍記/新倚天屠龍記 – Yi Tian Tu Long Ji – Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre – 2009

History of Populasian
I would be lying if I said I came up with the term Populasian. It was actually a "project" that sprung to life in the fall of 1999, over 10 plus years ago. A get together of a bunch of people that had grown up together from the late 80s through the mid 90s happened. We had all grown up, but now went to different universities and relocated out of the area. But, for some reason, we all got together that one day. As a result of that get together, we said, let's put up a website where we can keep track of each other and "write" stuff about the Asian American experience (much like what a facebook group does). Many names where thrown into the pot for the name of the website. I cannot remember the name I suggested. Populasian eventually became the unanimous winner. So, I happened to be the tech geek and set up the website. The website never came to be much other than me parking it as participation became like pulling teeth. Now, its resurrected as the name for my blog.

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