Saturday, 30 May 2009

364 days at Peking

‘…A Squash vine grew beneath a towering tree.
In only twenty days it grew and spread and put forth fruit.
Of the tree it asked: 'How old are you? How many years?'
Replied the tree: 'Two hundred it would be, and surely more.'
The squash laughed and said: 'Look, in twenty days, I've done
More than you; tell me, why are you so slow?'
The tree responded: 'O little Squash, today is not the day of
reckoning between the two of us'
'Tomorrow, when winds of autumn howl down on you and me, then shall it be known for sure which one of us is the most resilient…’

Nasir Khusraw

Above is how I started my very first post.

I've stayed in this foreign land for almost a year... a year on 1st June to be exact.

I have met many new friends on this ‘journey’... including a blogger quite dear to me... better known to all here as Allied... I had the pleasure of meeting her about two weeks ago on my trip to USA.

You have met Shubby Doo and Flying Snow.

Here, I have tried to hold true to the fact that I never wanted this to be my boxer rebellion’ despite the fact that this in itself is a secret society. This escape has been somewhat of a ‘battle’ because unlike ‘the boxers’, I have constantly worried that this incarnation of me would not be impervious to blades or invincible against the ‘fire spears’ of foreigners

Despite my fears, in this ‘Peking’, I have tried to stay true to myself.

Have I succeeded? I guess only The Good Shepherd truly knows :-)

So for the simply fact that in 364 days I never actually chose to ‘escape from Peking to Xian’, I'm going to celebrate this occasion by saying Happy 1 year anniversary’ to this blogspot.

Blogville has been a rich experience to remember...

27 comments:

~Sirius~ 30 May 2009 at 09:21  

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Many more posts to come!

Shubby Doo 30 May 2009 at 09:47  

@sirius - thanks

@afro - how u fit be first...u no see sirius? How u dey sweetie. On the way to the airport for my final trip...so far all have been great...hurray to maydays!!!

Afrobabe 30 May 2009 at 09:50  

Happy anniversary love...I think I clicked another year this month as well...

I am first in my mind so.....

Gosh I am so jealous of ur holiday...bring back something nice..errrm met any hunks yet?

RocNaija 30 May 2009 at 11:29  

Congrats are in order then, Miss D..
More grease to your grease-ables..

BSNC 30 May 2009 at 11:56  

Happy anniversary, wow 8,670 hours that is amazing. congrats ;)

LG 30 May 2009 at 12:09  

happy anniversary dear'
shebi we go wah am???????????? :-)

Tairebabs 30 May 2009 at 12:50  

Happy Anniversary!!!

UndaCovaSista 30 May 2009 at 15:14  

Happy aniversary, chica!

rethots 31 May 2009 at 00:11  

....and exactly a year today, in the virtual city without walls or limits. What can we not make of it, safe those we restraint ourselves from?

A worthwhile year indeed.

Jaycee 31 May 2009 at 03:53  

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Shubby Doo...I think u're such a talented writer, don't stop! I love how you started your first blog-post...lol.

ShonaVixen 31 May 2009 at 13:45  

And i remember that first post!!!!
Lol@Afro screaming first!!
Happy First hon!!

wordmerchant 31 May 2009 at 18:10  

happy anniversary miss shubby doo xxxx

mizchif 31 May 2009 at 20:05  

You know i was a little afraid to read to the end just in case this was ur own bye-bye message.

Hope you're having fun globe-trotting!

Tigeress 1 June 2009 at 02:34  

Happy Anniversary! :)

N.I.M.M.O 1 June 2009 at 11:04  

I actually thought you lived in China for a year, Flying Snow but when I started seeing boxer rebellion and all sorts, you got me confused then I read it again and I now overstand.

Happy anniversary.

Original Mgbeke 1 June 2009 at 15:57  

Happy anniversary o! I hope you've been enjoying your may days bubbling activities.

Rose 3 June 2009 at 11:34  

Happy Anniversary Dear Shubby
Hmmnn...Calls for celebration...:)

Ms Sula 3 June 2009 at 23:57  

Happy Anniversary Shubby Doo!!! Where are you right now? Kazhakstan?

:)

THIRTY + 5 June 2009 at 11:50  

Happy Bloggiversary shubby

aloted 7 June 2009 at 17:50  

awww congrats!!

still on holiday?

Lolia 11 June 2009 at 07:31  

Awwwwww! Happy blog birthday-anniversary-occasion sweets! :)

And yes, are you still on vacation?

x

tobenna 12 June 2009 at 08:26  

True talk when you refer to this as a secret society. For most people, it really is. Now you got me thinking about shedding my anonymosity...
Happy anniversary Flying Snow.
Your writings are unique and deserving literary awards. I kid you not.
Hope you intend to pursue the use of this gift.

Shubby Doo 12 June 2009 at 21:07  

@afro – thanks and yes we did meet A LOT of hunks!!! ;-)

@roc – thanks roc

@BSNC – see how time flies…. tick tock tick tock….so it’s really been that long eh?! Sound scary when you put it like that

p.s
thanks

@LG – my sista na jejely i dey do now o! I don party sotai now I tire finish. I’m glad to be in one place now sha…too many time zones…now I just wan rest small!!!

@tairebabs – thanks

@UCS – awww cheers. How are you hun?

@rethots – cyber space is itself an enclosure…one of boundless space. That is the irony of blogville…of it all.

p.s
What I will say is that I have no regrets about the few times I have chosen to rid myself of the restraints borne here… about the few others I have chosen to meet with outside of here…sometimes it is ok to do that…but sometimes it is best not to do that.

@jaycee – thanks hun… *blushes*… truth is… you inspire me!

@ibiluv – same to you o! I carry myself go your blog come see dat you don knack 2 years for here too! I hope I have your staying power…guess only the good shepherd knows :-)

@shonavixen – really? U do? I didn’t think I had much of an audience then. Guess that was why (at the time) I was talking anyhow at 14th & serenity…do u remember SMC? Mehn sometimes blogville is just too funny

p.s
thanks

@SSD – thank you o!

@wordmerchant – cheers my dear ;-)

@mizchif – I had mad fun. Thanks. I’m still here in blogville…until I’m not!!!

@tigeress – thank u

@NIMMO – lol…of course you do…‘55 days at Peking’ was a great film…I felt it was only right I should return Flying Snow back into a Chinese setting for this post!!!...she seems to be in her element there…

p.s
apparently I’m told I hold the element of fire within me…I guess that explains my love of adventure!!!

@original mgbeke – I have o!. thanks

@rose – my sista…my enjoyment too much sef! Lol…it’s good to be back now sha

@ms sula – the wonderer returns!!! I guess that applies to both you (i.e. your hiatus from blogville as we know it) and I.

p.s
Tell me was that just a guess or an insightful deduction?

@thrity plus – eshe o!

@aloted – my sista thank u. I don land o. I dey England.

@lolia – thanks a million darling. Sadly I’m back.

@tobenna –I’m not sure I’m worthy of such praise but thank you.

p.s
Funny I would never have recognised this as a gift if not for people like you. so thank u again =D

NigerianDramaQueen 13 June 2009 at 17:51  

Happy Birthday to The Good Shepard! I'm one of your #1 fans...ur writing is uniquely unuique,lol. Rock on babe! How was the US trip? Did u do that crazy falling out of a plane thing again aka skydiving?!

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