Ben in Hong Kong©

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The First Post

Hello and welcome to the first post of my new little blog. Here is a bit of background to how it has come about, just in case you have just visited by chance.

On Thursday July 6th 2006 myself and Robyn started a blog. The intention was for it to become a way for friends and family to keep up to date with what we were getting up to during our adventures in Hong Kong. After a while though, it also became a bit of an online diary (and habit!) that ended up with over 210 seperate entries over a 9 months. To visit the blog in question click on the picture link on the right hand side. >>>>>

Anyway, nine months since we began, things are starting to change. Robyn is going home and so it seems only right that "Robyn and Ben in Hong Kong" therefore comes to an end. Meanwhile I have made the decision to stay in Hong Kong for at least another year and a half, so here is the brand new blog to go with my experiences.

The official start date of this blog is going to be the 1st of June 2007. This is when things are going to wrap up in Hong Kong and Robyn and me go our seperate ways.

Also, and this is important, there is a darn good chance that my boss is going request to have a link from our company website to the personal blog of Robyn and myself upon its completion. I have no problem with this and neither does Robyn, as upon review there is nothing particularly offensive on the old blog. I also recognize that I would have appreciated reading something like that if I was going to become a new employee of the company.

But... I am not particularly keen on my boss discovering this new little blog, so there is going to be no long term link from the old robynandben blog to this new one. This means that you need to save the link to this site, as the connection to it will be removed before my boss realizes that I have a new one! (I hope)

B x

18 comments:

bensmum said...

ok ben. love the blue print. really easy to read. It all looks very professional x

robynandben said...

Christ, you're like the bloody James Bond of the blogging world...

robynandben said...

lol, im just getting quite fast at throwing these things together. And I am a bit of a james bond :) or so i like to think

Grace Lee said...

Ah ha! I have tracked you, I am like the deer hunter, you are like the deer, the deer can run but never hide. haha!

robynandben said...

good lord I really hope that is a joke...

Thankfully the time stamp on the message suggests that it is. She would never be reading the blog at 7.30 pm.

grace lee said...

It is me! no joke, haha! the time in Hong Kong is different to time on blog - in chinese we have a saying for this " when the dog wants his dinner it may only be time for his breakfast" haha!

robynandben said...

Got ya now, I happen to know that Grace is in a meeting all day at a school and has no internet. So im gonna take aguess and say this is someone from England being an idiot :)

bensmum said...

well its not me and your dad has been in London all day......x

samb said...

and it's not me.

We'll be keeping up to date with your antics Ben, you've become part of the extended family now! How scary is that????? Take care and be good.

robynandben said...

Wahay! More family! everyone could do witht that! Although does that make Robyn my sister? :S

Rob's dad said...

In Hawaiian extended family is called Ohana. Welcome to our Ohana Ben! It wasn't me signing in as Grace as I'm too old and slow and have only just logged on for the first time. Please tell Robyn to either a) start a blog of her own or b) use Andy's. We'll be getting withdrawal symptoms if she doesn't!

robynandben said...

OK I will, i think she has plans to create a photo account or something and keep people informed from there. I mentioned to Robyn about the family thing and she looked at me oddly and walked off. I think I may be the annoying brother type character :)

samb said...

Yes, I'm afraid Rob has an awful lot of experience of the 'little bro, little turd' thingy. Poor Jack, and he so adores her!

Rob's dad said...

Sorry about Sam's coarse saxon vocab - just the start to your new blog you and Grace wanted no doubt. English as it is spoke.
Cheers
Dave

grace lee said...

so, yah, I'm thinking we can put a link to chatteris in every blog post, yah? and rename the blog, 'chatteris blog' yah? It is like the spider, the bigger his web, the more flys he can eat for dinner, you see?

Rob's dad said...

no flies on Grace eh?

robynandben said...

Ok, really freaky now. This has to stop...

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