UPDATE – September 15th, 2018
To date I have had WordPress host this blog, but recently I have decided to host it elsewhere as I have more control and more options. Now my main site will be http://tropicalexpat.com/. I was able to transfer only some of the previous content over to the new site, but this original site will remain.
This blog hopes to cover what it is like living in Penang, and to give some useful information for those living here, or considering doing so, including activities and trips one can easily make – either locally, within Malaysia, or abroad. I am writing it because there were many things I wanted to know about Penang and Malaysia, and couldn’t find on the web. But, of course, I can’t help but add posts on other topics, sometimes.
The blog also helps clear out my brain of things I think, so I can move on and think of other things. A kind of catharsis.
Another effect is that I am usually on the lookout for something to write about, so it makes me more observant, and perhaps more likely go out and do things.
For the first 100 blogs I tried to write a new blog every three days – e.g 3rd, 6th, 9th etc. of the month. As of 24/07/2012, the 206th day of the year, and I started this blog on January 27th, I should have written about 60 blogs, and so I did, in fact, achieve my goal. Quite a few of my blogs were not about Malaysia, but, without actually counting, perhaps 60 were Malaysia related.
Now in early January 2013 I have just written the 200th blog. There still seem to be plenty of topics to write about. And I will be updating some of the blogs I have already written.
The statistics of who views these blogs show that the majority are English, Japanese, Spanish and German speakers – or at least people who live in the countries where these are the local languages. Although I will mostly write in English, on occasion I will try to write in those other languages – but readers will have to forgive my mistakes.
On this blog’s busiest day, 0.0000035% of the world’s population read it.