Daily Archives: December 19, 2008

2008 in review 17: what did I post about in April 2008?

Because I began this series “backwards”, this is in fact the last of these chronological summaries! I have made sense of it all on 2008 month by month.

Ninglun’s Specials

2 April: Kafka on the Shore. 3 April: Chinese Art 1: Tang. 5 April: Closely watched trains 4. 6 April: Old Sydney 1. 8 April: Surry Hills 3. 9 April: Surry Hills 4. 11 April: Chinese Art 2 — 21st century. 13 April: Closely watched trains 5. 14 April: Australia: proposed divisions 1838 and as it was in 1900. 15 April: Surry Hills 5. 18 April: Reading Primo Levi. 20 April: More nostalgia. In my boyish imagination…. 21 April: Closely watched planes 1. 22 April: Closely watched planes 2. 27 April: Towns I’ve stayed in 2 — Dorrigo. 28 April: Redfern visions 2.

Floating Life

1 April: Quotes to savour from recent ABC programs; This is home now — “Ninglun’s Journalspace has been deleted, to take effect in 48 hours from now. The posts on Ninglun on Blogspot have been imported here…” Not an April Fools joke; I changed my mind about deleting Journalspace and was glad I did later in the year… 2 April: Successful bloggers; Like a benign psychotic episode: East/West imagination in "Kafka on the Shore" (2005). 3 April: Big changes!; Surprise! – both on changes than happening on my blogs, some since undone. 4 April: When the news and all gets you down…. 5 April: Political and blog roundup. 6 April: Surry Hills on ABC 1.

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Blogs that have come this way…

Here are some interesting blogs which have either linked to me, or turned up by way of comments or those odd “similar posts” things that appear from time to time on WordPress.

1. Peter Knox – Australian Literature Researcher and Regional Anthologist. Always ready to infect others with his enthusiasm for Australian Literary History must be among the longer blog titles! The connection comes, I think, through a fascinating family and literary history blog by his assistant: MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS, which I alluded to in the course of my Australian Poem series. Peter has me listed under “FELLOW ACADEMICS AND ODDITIES”.  As I am not a “fellow academic”, I must be… Not that I mind. There is a Wollongong connection here too.

2. ANZ LitLovers LitBlog: “We are an online reading group for Australian and New Zealand lovers of literary fiction.  Our members are keen readers of all ages who discuss books and book-related topics by email.”

3. Alex Schlotzer: “I consider myself to be a rather straight forward kind of person. I mostly spend my time involved in politics whether at a local, state, national or international level. There are many things that can be done in the world and all of it relies on the politic at the time. I do have other hobbies than just politics… I love to read and taking public transport means I have lots of time to read. If you’re wondering what kind of things I like to read, I reckon having a look through this blog will give you the answer. I also enjoy creating short movies to upload to YouTube. I have a couple of side-projects on the go, which takes up my joy of creating short movies for the Internet and political online activism – We Can Make Change , Australian Politics TV and Brimbank Climate Action Network…”

4. Australian politics – a centre-left 13-year-old’s view. Yes, that’s what it says… A Thomas in the making? 😉

I was born on 1 February 1995 – during the Keating era. Nothing too important happened that day, in fact nothing too important happened in the five years Keating was dicta… prime minister. Yes, from 1991 to 1996 nothing very important happened, except for my birth.

The city I was born in  just happened to Perth, Western Australia.

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2008 in review 16: what did I post about in May 2008?

Here is a handy list of all the things I didn’t post about in May 2008. 😉

Ninglun’s Specials

Quite a few posts this month. 2 May: Closely watched planes 3. 3 May: Towns I’ve stayed in 3 — Hill End NSW. 4 May: Closely watched planes 4 — "Faithful Annie". 6 May: Surry Hills 6 — found images. 8 May: Closely watched planes 5 — Tiger Moth. 9 May: Shire childhood, adolescence and early adulthood 1. 11 May: Shire childhood, adolescence and early adulthood 2: 1958. 12 May: Shire childhood, adolescence and early adulthood 3: 1959 – 1961. 13 May: Towns I’ve stayed in 4 — Trundle NSW. 14 May: Shire childhood, adolescence and early adulthood 4: Cronulla 1961-1962, 1964-1969. 15 May: Things noted, even in Cronulla, in 1969. 16 May: Miscellaneously good, bad, or ugly. 18 May: Redfern visions 3: plus part of Surry Hills. 19 May: Chinese art 3 — modern traditional landscapes. 22 May: Homage to John Flynn. 23 May: But is it art?NOW A PAGE. 26 May: Sirdan’s pics from the Wollongong trip. 30 May: Towns I’ve stayed in 6 — Wellington NSW.

Floating Life

1 May: Obama’s Mister Wright…; Radio presenter John Cargher dies. 2 May: New Orleans crime fiction draws on crime fact, especially one incident in the shocking history of homophobia; Tony Abbott reinvents the "undeserving poor" (see Shaw’s "Pygmalion") and calls it "new conservatism". 3 May: On dividing the rainbow – one of my better religion posts. 4 May: More Tartan Noir: Frank Muir "Eye for an Eye" (2007); Sunday with Sirdan: Chinese Whisper/Brett Whiteley/The Oxford.

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