This blog started out as being a page of random crap, with no goal or reason whatsoever other than to kill time for a college student who wanted to make a website and see what the whole blogging thing was about. Then for a while I got “into” the whole blogging thing more, fueled by friends around me doing the same thing. Everyone was blogging at that point, and by everyone I mean maybe 5 of my friends. (I only have 5 friends so that’s pretty good.) Then that kind of died out, but my blog was still going like an aging neighbor who doesn’t know when to shut up and go back to their own house. I just so happened to be moving to Japan around that time though, which meant that my blog would maybe, kind of, possibly, in theory, have a theme or something, considering that most of my stories would be then about what I found funny, weird, and/or annnoying over in Japan. Okay in hindsight mostly annoying.
Many years later, I’m now back in the US, none of my friends are really blogging in this sense (thanks a lot Twitter and Facebook!), but I’m still paying around 50 bucks a year to keep my recently re-designed website up and running. “What is the purpose of TheLeong.com, exactly?” you might ask. And if you did ask that I’d probably laugh in your face because the “purpose” is the same as back in 2002 when I started this: there is no purpose! OK that’s kind of a lie. I’ve said this before a few times, but this website is more for myself than for anyone else. It’s nice for me to be able to go back and read stuff I wrote years back and reminice about all the great and meaningful things I’ve done. Yes that usually just means ridiculous food I ate or times when I got so frustrated with stupid people that I actually went so far as to go home, sit on my computer, and write about it for an hour (they call me Mr. Confrontation).
I always tell myself that I need to do something slightly more meaningful for this site, which one day I might (don’t hold your breath). For now I’m determined to continue blogging and maintaining this site – it just might take me a few months to actually get on track to have a focus or theme. Of course there’s always the overlying theme that it’s about my life. Which is of course super exciting.