Sunday, April 15, 2012

one year blogging

This month mark  my one year in blogging. I would never have thought of blogging if not of my friend Lianne of allaboutyum.
She said I have the juice for it. Hahahaha... But okay, I was convinced at that time, I could use this place to deposit my "work" as I love making things, anything.

I wasn't much of a cook or great in baking. I don't really own any cookbooks as I have a sister whom I remember baking since she was 12 and I could always count on her for any recipes I need to experiment. Any recipes I have tried  are mostly recipes I asked, copied and borrowed from my sister, my mum and my friends which I posted here as archives for myself if it does not inspire others.

And recently I was awarded Happy Blogger award by and Anuja of Thank you ladies. I really appreciate the awards.

When I started blogging a year ago I wanted to remain as private and anonymous as I can. But soon enough I came to know many bloggers who not only inspire me but are very kind and generous to share their experience, knowledge and took the time to write encouraging comments in my blog.

I had planned to be a little bit more open and personal with my friends in the blogsphere by sharing my little info about myself. Well, nothing spectacular but born and bred in Malaysia, a mother of two, married to a Dutchman and now making The Netherlands my home. Besides blogging I enjoy painting, pottery and ceramics. My art website could be found here. I sell my ceramics here

Just as I wanted to post this I was feeling a bit bummed when my email and computer have been spammed and hacked. I had to deal with the agony of virus detected and emails hacked by a location in Japan as I was told since I clicked and responded to a comment posted in my blog by the name of Heather with a gmail of heathervonsj. I googled her name and found her Facebook Heather von st james. Now I am not sure if she spammed my blog and all other people's blog including 
all by herself or she is a victim of an identity theft.

All I am saying is as I am enjoying depositing my thoughts, journals, crafts, bakes, art and craft or basically what I love doing here  I was unaware of there are people out there who took this as an opportunity to jeopardize and to damage by spamming , hacking and stealing others. If one has so much talent and knowledge why not use it to do something good but bring misery and harm to another person. I was feeling so stressed and discouraged with this situation but would welcome any tips and advice out there from my blogger friends to combat this issue of our privacy, security and safety in the blogsphere. Meanwhile to all blogger friends, beware and be careful out here.

P/s I did baked some banana cupcakes in the winter (my sister used to bake these for me when I was little) but didn't have time to post it (trying to delete spams) but I did ate them while reading post like this and this   which could be educational for me.


  1. What a bummer! I can totally understand how frustrating it can be. It has happened to our business site (we have a working and engineering model-making workshop) many times and my husband (he's a comp. engg.) spends many sleepless nights deleting all the spam and getting the website up and functional.
    Your cup cakes look cute with all the doodling :D.
    Glad to hear you had comfort food on you in the times of trouble :D

  2. Happy 1 year blogging! So many friends to get make and learn from each other. Look forward to your art gallery in Malaysia. We need more - of different kinds!

  3. Thank you Anuja. Food is always comforting :)

  4. Thank you Keats, I hope gallery in Malaysia will be a reality in the future :)

  5. Hi, Happy blog anniversary,looking forward to see more posting from you.
    You sure one talented and creative lady. Love to drop by your blog to peep at your craft work. Thanks for sharing.

    Your cuppies look delicious and nice decoration too. Very pretty.

    Sorry to hear about the spamming. Hope everything is solved by now.

    P/S By the way how do I address your other nick name instead of desperatehousewife?
    Have a nice week ahead.

  6. Thank you Amelia, my name is Yueky and here am I saying I will be more open and personal about myself nobody know my name LOL

  7. happy anniversary! sorry to hear about your computer problem, i know how frustrating it can be. i hv very little knowledge abt all these spamming and how to go about solving it, i think i ought to read more abt it.

  8. Thanks Lena, I am computer illiterate, love hate relationship.

  9. Happy blogerversary! Your cupcakes are so gorgeous & I really do admire how you do these amazing deco ! Glad that my banana cupcakes make a comforting food during this unfortunate turn of event! You can always count on my support at all times. Great that you've share a post about this problem that I'm sure a lot of bloggers are not aware of . Hope we 'll learn a lesson from this & be more careful. Have a lovely day, dear sista! :)