Sunday, November 19, 2006

Going places, meeting faces (or people, rather, but that doesn't rhyme). I had been writing an assignment paper on gay marriages and civil unions in the Singapore context, but until that is filched from my work computer where it presently resides, its being blogged here has to be postponed.

Pardon me, I'm trying out a new style of blogging. =)

Now the old style: Other things in progress, my toe was sprained 2.1/2 weeks ago resulting in some hobbling, now followed by daily wear of track shoes and only track shoes for the past 2 weeks and likely the next week as well. I long to wear heels again.

And .... =) you know.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

From time to time I muse here about the purpose of this blog.

I've lost the habit of creating value on my blog, as can be seen in my present sub-title. Debates, theses on social themes, agents and ideas for change - those belong elsewhere. Those can be found elsewhere. Not being particularly sociable, I lack interest in hosting such discussions where I would have to participate by virtue of proposing those ideas in the first place. Arguing with people (and I refer to the academic argument here) can be very, very tiring when I have other things to do with my life.

That said, I welcome such discussions should they occur here. Which leads neatly into the typical readership of this blog. My friends read this to keep themselves updated on the goings-on in my life. Others may come here from time to time via profile links from comments I post on hotbeds of social thought, but definitely this blog does not steadily attract a very discursive readership. Neither does it have the appearance of anything other than a personal blog. It's a chicken-and-egg situation, probably.

I've read Kitana's post on how the blogosphere could be vastly influential in Singaporean social policy and I'd have to disagree with that. The entrenchment of certain aspects of SG society does not favour such change yet - "personality cult" and the social stratification due to apparent meritocracy come to mind. However a niche blog showing enthusiasm for certain issues that the blogger is already technically proficient in, I feel, does add a great deal of value to the available literature. Since I'm not well-versed in anything of note, I therefore don't blog that way. =)

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