Monday, 1 June 2015

#talk 33: One million milestone!



  Dear readers,
 
                     I have been away. I've been away such that even when my blog crossed the one million milestone (probably two weeks ago?) I didn't, couldn't, even notice. I hope all of you understand that this blog is so much my own personal landscape (which reflects the picture I've chosen) that it's difficult for me to not have been able to write as much this year.

                     My feelings on time are ever complicated - torn between work, family, friends and own personal space - there will likely never be enough time. But, I want to thank the ever faithful and loyal readers, your support is really what keeps the site going. Now enough of my ruminations, I'm going to clean up a chinese novel review (first in months!) and some translations.

thank you for reading!

love,
decembi

23 comments:

  1. Hi decembi!!! I understand when there's so many things to do in life with work, family and friends, there's always not enough time to do everything, plus the need to have personal time to rest and recuperate from a long day of work. Please take care and make sure not to overwork yourself! I'll be waiting patiently for your translations and your original stories! ^^ Stay awesome~~~~~~

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    1. Dear Elaine,

      Thanks so much for your sweet thoughtful comment! It really gives me the motivation to continue with this blog. <3 I really do not want to disappoint all the faithful readers of all my projects.

      I've just updated a book review of Ding Mo's novel with a sweet chapter translation. Hope that will satisfy for now <3

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  2. Hi Decembi! :) Thank you for all the effort you put into this blog!! Don't stress yourself and take care!!! Can't wait for the next Heavy Sweetness Ash-Like Frost chapter to come out!! But take your time :) :) :)

    <3 Cloudy

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    1. Dear Cloudy,

      Thanks for the support! :) :) It's much appreciated.

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  3. Hello hello, take your time. We will always be here. :)

    CL.

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    1. Hello CL, lovely to hear from you! Thanks so much for the vouch of support <3

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  4. hi decembi, congrats on the one million milestone! love the feel of the picture you chose for this post.

    don't feel too stressed about updating the blog, we can understand the stress that real life exerts on us. take care!

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    1. Hello lemonsalt, wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your sweet message <3 I hope you are doing well! I'm really glad you love the picture - it evokes such a calm oasis of possibilities.

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  6. ChocolateCosmos3 June 2015 at 15:10

    Hello Decembi, it has been (sort of ) a while :D
    Congratulation on a milestone. Cheers. ^_^
    Like many have said, take one step at a time :) I believe many others and I are patiently waiting for when you can update your blog. I know that life can be pretty hectic and unpredictable at times. Thus, take it easy ~ I appreciate all your effort and your passion in translating and writing your stories. A healthy mind makes a healthy person :D hope you have some rest.

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    1. Dear ChocolateCosmos,

      It's really super heartwarming to hear from you and your kind words made me really happy. Thanks for the warm wishes and I will come back fully revitalised! <3

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  7. Congratulations! One Second Spring to me is always like a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of nice tea n finger food while chatting e like-minded friends. Not unlike the time I had hi-tea at St Regis. Much of it is due to your answering every comment. Well done!

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    1. Hello Moonblossom, it's always like meeting an old friend (strangely haha) when I hear from you <3. I tried that high-tea at St Regis! Awesome scones haha. I really miss writing more but work and personal commitments have been overwhelming.

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    2. Yup, the food is great although I like the spaces in-between tables more.

      Ha-ha, don't we all. I'm being crushed by 4 projects this time round, plus will be touring Xi An in mid-June - place of Huo Qubing's grave, Huang Di and Yan Di's Mausoleum. Struggling so far to update my "Rice Pot" which I wonder how long can I last on a weekly basis.

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    3. All the best, Moonblossom! I'm sure Xi An is going to be amazing!!! I wanted to travel to China in April, though it got changed to Eastern Europe by my family. Hopefully next year. May you have a wonderful time with your family <3

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  8. Hi Decembi! Don't feel too stressed, we all understand. Please take your time, we will patiently waiting for your update. Thanks for your your passion and hard work in translating. Take care!!! xoxo

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    1. Dear guatlee, thanks so much for the sweet comment! This gives me a lot of support <3

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  9. decembi, please take care of yourself. We can wait :)

    And congratulations of reaching 1 mil. :) May you reach 2mil soon !!

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    1. Awww thanks a lot fangorn! This means a lot <3

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  10. I'm really enjoying your various translations - thanks for taking such care.

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    1. Hello Ellen, thanks so much for reading my translations. I will try my best to update them :)

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  11. I haven't posted in a very long time since my first comment, but wanted to congratulate you on this wonderful milestone!
    By the way, I love everything you post - from your very own stories (i miss p. yu an dearly :P) and book summaries! Like you - I'm not really fond of sad endings. Right now, I'm hooked on your latest post on "He has come...". Thank goodness filming started :P.
    Looking forward to your future postings.
    Take care!
    SL

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    1. Dear SL,

      Thank you so much for your sweet words. It means a lot, a lot, a lot!

      I miss Yu An so much too! I don't want to just update one chapter again and have a drought though. Will balance everything out before I start properly again.

      <3

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