happy 2012

Happy Belated New Year!

Thanks to all of you who subscribed to this blog in 2011. It has had about 3,000 hits since my first post in July last year, which is a rather nice figure.

I have to admit, though, that many of the hits originated from kooky Google searches such as “fantastic breasts” (I have a feeling they weren’t looking for my ebook, The Fantastic Breasts), “breasts tied and lifted”, “boobs are fantastic yo” and “at what age i need to put the first shooting to my chihuahua”.

For those of you who’ve been waiting patiently for my review of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which I promised would be up by the end of 2011, I apologise for the delay. Like the novel, my review is turning out to be very, very long. It has gained a mind of its own and is expanding like rabid pizza dough even as I type. I promise now (and this is not an empty promise! well, maybe half-empty…) that it will be up by the end of the week.

I was feeling grumpy at the end of 2011 while in the midst of writing my very, very long review of 1Q84 and I sent a whiny email to my dear friend, Michael Camilleri, who lives in Japan.

His reply was a video of his cycle home on the afternoon of 31 December 2011. It reminded me to be grateful for all the beautiful parts of the past year.

I was thinking of ending this post with an energetic toast to our New Year’s resolutions but, as I have made none yet, I would be guilt-tripping myself.

S0, here’s to another beautiful year.

(Photo by Michael Camilleri, Flickr.)


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