Seven Links Blog Project

9/2/11

My friend Kirsten recently tagged me as part of the Seven Links Blog Project. To participate, I selected one blog post for each of seven categories. The Seven Links Blog Project is a way for bloggers to showcase some blog posts that haven't seen the light of day in a while, but are worth revisiting. It really got me thinking about how much I've evolved as a blogger and how far this little blog has come in the past year.

Most Beautiful Post:

The Flying Pigeon

I guess "most beautiful post" could be interpreted in many ways, but the first thing that popped into my head was my bike, The Pidge. I think she's a thing of beauty. I have no idea how I'm going to get The Pidge back to the US, but I'm determined to bring my velo with me. I want to start a Flying Pigeon Bike Brigade in Singapore and we can all ride our lovely bicycles around together. Who's with me?

Most Popular Post:

All Aboard: Riding the Train from Tanjong Pagar to Johor Bahru

The closure of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was a big deal in Singapore earlier this year, and this blog post got a lot of traffic because of it. The uncertainty of the station's future as well the nostalgia it stirs up are important topics to many Singaporeans. I'm just glad I got a chance to ride the train a few times out of Tanjong Pagar before it closed.

Most Controversial Post:

Singapore Blog Awards 2011

I really don't think anything I post is polemical. But when I think of controversy I think of something that could be disputed, and that reminds me of being nominated for the Singapore Blog Awards earlier this year. I didn't win and I'm not going to say I should have. Just being nominated in the first place was really rewarding for me. I will say this though: I felt like I was a token non-Asian throughout the whole event.

Most Helpful Post: (I couldn't pick just one, so here are two)

Booking a Bus Trip from Singapore to Malacca

I had a lot of questions about booking bus tickets to Malaysia, so when I went through the process myself I thought I'd document it and share. I've had a few people tell me they've bookmarked it to use for future trips. Taking the bus to Malaysia is really easy (and really cheap).

FAQ: Exporting Dogs to Singapore

I received a lot of emails from people moving to Singapore with their dogs before finally compiling all their questions into a post. I hope to write more about exporting dogs to Singapore because there are always people who end up at our blog while searching for this topic. I couldn't find anyone writing about it a year ago, so hopefully people will find me.

Post Whose Success Surprised Me:

Beer Making Class at Red Dot Brewery

Who knew so many people would be interested in beer making classes in Singapore? I didn't expect this to be one of my most read posts (second most popular). Home brewing is hard to do in Singapore, but not impossible. There are lots folks out there interested in home brewing besides us.

Post That Didn't Get the Attention It Deserved:

Men's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore Review

Attending Men's Fashion Week last year was really exciting for me because it was my first event ever as a member of the media. Despite my criticisms of the event, I had a good time attending fashion shows. I put a lot of thought into my review of the event, but I think it fell on deaf ears. Maybe this blog's readers don't really care about fashion, but I do.

Post I'm Most Proud Of:

German Girl Shrine at Pulau Ubin

This is another one of my most popular posts, probably because when you do a Google search for the German Girl Shrine, I come up as the third link. I remember riding around looking for the shrine thinking "This will make such a good blog post!" and I guess I was right, because it was even linked to on Bloesem, a pretty big design blog. On my next trip to Pulau Ubin, I'll leave the German Girl an offering as a way of saying thanks.

In order to keep the Seven Links Blog Project going strong, I have nominated the following three bloggers to participate. Please check out their blogs if you get a chance and thanks for reading!

Leone: Our Life in Singapore

Crystal: Crystal and Bryan in Singapore

Jill: battered suitcases.

3 comments:

  1. aw i love your bike!!! i bought one too this w/e and now i have two. they will be moving with me wherever i go if i have to buy a plane seat for them!

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  2. hi flora! one of the first things i did when arriving in Singapore two weeks ago was renting a bike... and it turned out to be a beautifu FP! some days later I stumbled across your post.

    where did you buy your FP? (or where did Jeffrey buy it?)

    always happy to go riding!

    E.

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  3. Jeff bought the Flying Pigeon at a bicycle shop on Joo Chiat Road, but I think they're available at some of the older-looking bike shops around town.

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