Monday, January 07, 2008

One Year Already...


and I had not realised I had gone this far.....so to speak. And this long (an exaggeration, of course).

But, well, it has been exactly a year since I first started 3540 Jalan Sudin.
I was reminded (of this) by Ahirudin Attan (Rocky's Bru) who left a "happy first anniversary" wish in the comment box of my earlier posting ("Oh Dear, Radzi).

I still remember the night of January 7, 2007 at the now-closed-down Austin Chase at Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL. when Rocky cajoled me to resume blogging.
He was, I think a little disappointed that I had not been taking his suggestion seriously.
I blamed it on plain and simple inertia.
Rocky helped me get started on my very first blog some time in June 2006, about three months after I quit NST.
My first blog was called "Seri Mendahiling" but it went dead, in the same way my brain went "dead" after just one little posting.

Ok...to cut the story short -- 3540 Jalan Sudin was born on Jan 7 2007. And there was no looking or turning back.

Now, don't get me started on the friends I have made through blogging!

So....here I am. Staying right here.
Thank you, my friends, for visiting me....and connecting.

43 comments:

poh yoke said...

Thank you for your intelligent, sincere and thought through writing. Thank you for the hard work of keeping us posted on so many aspects of Malaysian life. I wish the people's employees i.e. the government, and the managers there, speak half as well as you do. Thank you for contributing towards making us proud to be Malaysians.A toast to you; the best is to come. God bless you.

Mat Salo said...

Always glad to come here Kak Ena, my lips always smacking in anticipation..

Err.. if Jan. 7, 2006 wouldn't that be 2 years old?

Maybe revive Seri Mendahiling perhaps? Of ancestor's 'seberang' stories? I'm sure you have plenty of material. Aah, so much to do so little time, eh?

hantutelur said...

congrats!!!

Wak Segen said...

Happy 1st Anniversary 3540 Jalan Sudin..
Hope you are not tired of my silly comments .Oh well ..thats what you get when you Go-Blog.
Silly pon tak goblok macam orang2 tu..orang2 tu tu...paham2 je la ye....hehehhe..

jangan mareh!!!

Raden Galoh said...

Dearest KakEna... happy Ist anniversary, I'm gald and feel blessed that 3540 Jalan Sudin was our point of connecting... I found a sister in you Kak!

Keep on writing ya.

Sisterly yours.

BigDogDotCom said...

Kak Ena,

From the Federation of Blogging Male Dogs in Bloggosphere, we would like to express our upmost deepest wishes of:

Syabas @ Congratulations!

You are one heck of a BITCH......




BTW: BITCH here means "Babe in total control of herself" :)

acciaccatura said...

salam kak ena,
happy birthday to 3540 jalan sudin!

Ramli AR said...

27 Dzulhijjah 1428
Salam

Happy anniversary to 3540 Jalan Sudin. Thank you... Nuraina... for blogging (sharing).

Ramli AR

Pi Bani said...

Happy first anniversary! May there be many more years of 3540 Jalan Sudin!

elviza said...

Happy Birthday 3540 Jalan Sudin! Reading you has been my pleasure.

p/s: Must thank Rocky though...

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

mat salo,

thanks for pointing out the mistake. It is Jan 7 2007. i have corrected it.

thanks again!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Happy blog anniversary! Have long been a silent reader and have enjoyed all your writings. :-) Keep up the good work!

straycat's strut said...

Kak, yours is one of the blogs that I went through everyday in the past few month...

Keep it up.

zaitgha said...

i always look up to those who writes and speaks well like you....i like your style...keep on blogging and congratulation for the first anniversary

p/s
i think i still owe you a tt session.....hope time will permit soon

yok hoong said...

happy birthday and many thanks for your sincere thoughts. we may not agree on everything but surely it is agreed that we can disagree.

once again, many thanks nuraina and may god bless you and your family always.

polytikus said...

happy blogversary! :)

Mr Bojangles said...

Be grateful. Be very grateful.

That we have the likes of Radzi, CSL, Velu, and the legendary sleepy one plus the antics of the patricians to keep the proles and plebians entertained with their words, deeds and antics.

They are, without doubt, responsible for the symphony emanating from the ticking and talking of bloggers and the outraged rakyat. Without blogs like yours, a day in bolehland would be meaningless indeed when traditional news sources spin and twist themselves into an inelegant irrelevance.

So. Sorry that your Seri Mendahiling went hilang-ing but thank you for 3540. Happy anniversary. And may there be many, many more.

suanie said...

happy anniversary!

first time commenting here, but i regularly read your blog. love tuesdays with bapak.

zorro said...

AD MULTOS ANNOS.....AND MANY MORE YEARS ENA. I am just 24 days younger than you.

Always enjoyed your postings. Its earthy.

amalaysian in riyadh said...

Sis Ena,
I trust this is how they wish Happy Birthday in Hong Kong:

cheok naik san yak fai lok!

And looking forward to more ..

Anonymous said...

salam kak Nuraina :o)

happy birthday to 3540 Jalan Sudin :o)

your blog keeps my mind open & active :o) THANK YOU :o)

Puteri Kembangan said...

Your blog is proof that the monkeys and the liars are those calling bloggers like you those names.

Happy birthday, or 1st blogversary to borrow from Polytikus.

Thank you for spending so much time and energy to educate, inform and keep us sane.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Congrats! And Happy 1st Anniversary, Ena!

Hi&Lo said...

Yam Seeeeeeeeeeng to 3540!

Thanks, Nuraina, for taking us with you through TWB.

Thank you for making us think.

Looking forward to many, many years of 3540.

Bailey said...

happy anniversary 3540 jalan sudin...

your blog is one of my sources of political information...besides other heavyweights like Rocky.

keep on writing kak ena. =)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

from the crazy land of Let's Go Land wishing 3540 Land a happy 1st anniversary!

through your writings, it has certainly taught me alot. thanks, and a HUGE one at that.

Basree Rakijan said...

Congratulations on your 1st anniversary. I really admire your commitment and dedication. I know it is not easy to maintain your blog but don't worry you will have many readers out there to listen to you. Keep up the godd work.

sesat said...

Dear Nuraina,

Happy 1st anniversary to 3540 Jalan Sudin and thank you for giving me countless hours of enjoyable reading.

May I push my luck just a bit further and ask you to keep 'em coming?:)

WANSHANA said...

Happy 1st Anniversary!

I'm so glad to have found your blog AND YOU, and so many other bloggers which I have connected to through this path named 3540 Jalan Sudin...

Here's to many, many more years of excellent, frank, honest, and inspiring writing.

Cheers, K.Ena.

svllee said...

Congrats! Now when can we see a book published...?!

Linken Lim said...

Happy 1st anniversary to 3540 Jalan Sudin

Congratulations !

nstman said...

Thank you, Nuraina. Thank you for enriching our lives. Well done.

PrincessJournals said...

3540 Jln Sudin, Happy 1st anniversary! Like all your other readers, i too am glad tht i found ur blog. ;)

Roxanne said...

congrats nuraina!!! (and thank you rocky for "nagging" her into coming back!) erh, i can see it's tuesday in malaysia but it's still monday here ...

Ayah said...

TAHNIAH .. (sorry terlambat sikit).

Anonymous said...

Dear Kak Ena

Selamat Ulangtahun yang pertama dan kami berharap agar Blog ini akan terus menyalurkan maklumat kepada semua dan terus menjadi kegemaran kami berdua yang jauh di perantauan.

Nani & Michael
Big Apple

BaitiBadarudin said...

happy 1st anniversary.
keep on blogging, sis!

shar101 said...

The book, Nuraina, the book. Unless you still have more TWB anecdotes to unload here.

Anywayz, thanks for the ride today to Maria's for MRT.
And let's ignore phoned-in traffic directions the next time, shall we. Hehehe!

Happy First Anniversary, 3540.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and keep 'em coming!

elizabethwong

Rocky's Bru said...

and SHAR101,

re: phone-in directions

I was just trying to help, seeing that she had you as passenger and knowing that you wouldn't know if you were in KL or in Seremban!

Happy Tahun Hijrah!

bibliobibuli said...

happiest bloggiversary! it was so nice to meet up with you the other day.

mekyam said...

Congratters Ena and 3540 Jalan Sudin, one my faves hangout!

Now, don't get me started on the friends I have made through blogging!

I hope I'm also thought as one. It's been really great knowing you and your family members! :D

Your blog has also made me many new "friends" in the Malaysian blogsphere. Thanks a bunch, Ena!

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

hi everyone,
thank you for taking the time and trouble to wish me a happy bloggiversary.
i deeply appreciate that.

2007 was a lot of good things happening. it was a sad year for me because i lost my dear sister, kak Eda who was a faithful reader. she never got to post a comment as she had wanted to...
we all (at home) miss her so dearly.

it was also a year i met so many
"great" people, some of whom have become firm friends.
apart from bloggers whom i have known before my blogging days, among whom are rocky, rusdi,farish, kak teh, awang goneng, kickdefella, Ong Hock Chuan, AhmadT,marinaM, Kuda Kepang, zorro, shanghaifish, Tonystand-up philosopher, jeff, malay male and mokciknab -- i have met others and thus made new friends among bloggers. Elviza, Wan Shana, Ibu, Raden Galoh, Zaigha, Azmi Talib, Kerp, Pak Idrus, Pokku, ancient mariner, tony yew, bigdog, voice, eliza haberdashery, susan,cakapaje, zawi,jane sunshine, sharon bakar, husna,SK, Melvin, Howsy, Lucia, Desiderata, to name a few.

other bloggers i connected with (but have not met) -- pi bani (i missed her at MRT), roxanne, bailey, athene, zewt and...oh many others whose nicks/names slip my mind right now. i'm sorry if i have not mentioned you....you're right here in my mind.
i am hoping to meet them in this lifetime...

i reconnected with others who knew me before -- galadriel, mior, matsalo (to some extent), elly --

Then, i connected with commentors. One commentor I was thrilled to have met was Shar101, who became a blogger and now, a firm friend.
other commentors like wan shana's husband, Dr Ayah I finally got to meet.
one very dear commentor:aMiR -- i finally got to meet after a couple of misses. He came for hari raya aidilfitriat my father's place with his brood...it was really so nice and so, yes, thrilling to finally have met him and his lovely wife and kids.

then, there's rubiah (the nurse), nani&michael in the big apple, and dharan all of whom i have not met and do dearly hope to.

and yes...i do really like to meet Sesat from sydney. yes yes...

finally....yes Mekyam. certainly i had you in mind when i talked about making friends in blogosphere. and yes...i do hope to so meet you.