2012 in Review: Din Merican’s Blog


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 Annual Report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 2,000,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 36 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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Mr Bean is the champion commenter for this blog in Year 2012 with nearly 4,000 comments, followed by CLFamiliaris, Kathy, Semper Fi, Reeperbahn. Thanks for your support.–Din Merican

37 thoughts on “2012 in Review: Din Merican’s Blog

  1. Wow, a lot of catching up to do ! Congrats Mr. Bean et.al. How I wish I have the luxury of time to comment like you guys:

    These were your 5 most active commenters:

    1 Mr Bean 3929 COMMENTS
    2 C.L. Familiaris 1142 COMMENTS
    3 Kathy 1051 COMMENTS
    4 semper fi 780 COMMENTS
    5 reeperbahn 729 COMMENTS

  2. Congratulations, Dato Din.

    Your blog beats all the UMNO-owned newspapers and MCA’s Star.

    That decrepit newspaper NST has only about 500,000 readership. STAR had about a million readers.

    See here: http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/rise-in-nstp-newspapers-readership-1.133246
    _______________
    Thanks, Frank. People like you and others have contributed greatly to this blog’s success. Being seen and read in 121 countries is indeed an honour. It is obvious there is a lot of interest in our country. I will like to thank my wife, Dr. Kamsiah, for her support and advice on content and choice of articles. I wish I can write more of my own pieces and will try to do so in 2013.–Din Merican

  3. Congratulations and best wishes to you, Dato! May you and your dear ones enjoy good health, peace and joy in the new year. I look forward to your insightful and interesting posts in the coming days. Cheers!
    HTC,
    Darwin, Australia
    _______________
    Thank you, Howard. Happy New Year.–Din Merican

  4. Congratulations on hosting an interesting and not-to be-missed blog. A pity that Coolbuttock and Justbendabit did not figure in the figures. I believe their comments are well received not just here but down under.

    And any comparisons with the In Dire Straits Times and others of its ilk are unwarranted. They pale into insignificance as they dogtrot into the sunset like the kerbaus of Kodiang.

  5. Bo, the kerbaus of Kodiang are members of the Siamese mafia. They are an interesting clan, yelling sawadikap masuk angin keluar asap on the way to the great uncertainty. Great New Year to you.–Din Merican

  6. I waited for three long hours for the hostess to appear but she did not appear. She’s nowhere to be seen. Apparently I have been stood up. This must be the handiwork of the tall, dark and handsome Don Quixote. Democrat and I downed half a dozen bottles of the best Chablis there is and two dozen trays of the best kumamoto oysters we could find. Tied of waiting, the blog’s old soldier who never dies but fades away has taken off with his three Amigos and joined forces with Goolbatok at the Oyster Club.

    What shall we do Democrat? Your To whom It may Concern messages do not seem to be working. Dato says to play this song.

    ________________
    How about this song?–Din Merican

  7. It has been close to 20 years since I left the sleepy hollow that is Wat Siam. You folks can understand what this song must mean to me.


    _____________
    I can understand your feeling, Bean. I left Wat Siam in 1960 to join MU. I recall setting up a bicycle parking business on Loy Loy Katong day when the place was packaged with the young and the old. It is a very nice place by the Kedah River. Happy New Year.–Din Merican

  8. Wow. Congratulations Dato’! Thank you for the opportunity to voice out our concerns here . More success in 2013.

    p/s you mean I have spoken that much.

  9. Kathy sweetheart,

    I want my horse Sir Lancelot back !! You should do less riding so you could spend more time with Dato. That way you keep Dato occupied.

  10. Didi did not even make the List. Apparently she prefers the company of rednecks in the Mid West.

    This is sadly a male dominated blog and with personalites like Goolbatok, Gertak, TeloqBesaq we can expect higher doses of testosteron in the coming months. Democrat is his usual self a connoisseur of wine, women and raw oyster with lemon. Don’t know what’s he plans to do with all that extra amino acids and zinc. Makcik, a cloned female with an excess baggage showing, remains a transient on Din’s blog. Husin? Well Husin has found company with Ellese the cross dresser. As we speak Dato tells me they are checking out each other.

  11. Bean
    I believe the Chalet is no longer there. The Oysters on ice doesn’t last long. They now offer baked oysters, something to go for.
    Hey the boys at Blue Oysters Club are still waiting for you to make an appearance. They’ll stand solidly behind you in the manner of Goolbuttock Singh and Justbenabit Singh while Taram Singh looks on.

    Kesian Bean sampai Rindu Lukisan. MAS should have a special fare called Semalam di Malaysia for the likes of Bean. Anyway do it soon before the kerbau ride.

  12. Thanks for that piece from Hendri Rotinsulu, Dato.

    You still have not been able to guess who I am, Din? After all these years? Maybe this helps. I got an Anglophile of a cousin brother who returned from Germany in the mid ’80s (where he carved out a life for himself most of his adult life) and opened a restaurant in the basement where you worked. With all the help and blessings from the Management of Sime Darby the business still failed. Not carved out to be a businessman, he soon after returned.
    __________
    I have given up in trying to identify who you are. Send me a private e-mail and end the mystery and misery. I will check with General Syed Hamzah who I meet quite often. Through him I will try to locate Aris. –Din Merican

  13. “Kesian Bean sampai Rindu Lukisan. MAS should have a special fare called Semalam di Malaysia for the likes of Bean. Anyway do it soon before the kerbau ride.” — Semper fi

    I say Semper fi, forever faithful. I thought you called it quits. I was stood up by our hostess with a mouthful of West Coast oysters from your neck of the woods and a bottle of white wine in one hand and teloq torpedo in the other. . I suspect Dato had something to do with it. Kesian old me.

  14. Bean, What me quit? Never say no, Kemana dan dimana sahaja.
    Had a family tragedy so had to lay low for a while. Anyway it’s the holiday season and celebrated with family and friends.

    It’s a new year and we move forward with new resolution. Perhaps this will be a better year for Malaysia and all of us misplaced Malaysians longing to spend our golden days in the land called Malaysia.

  15. “Perhaps this will be a better year for Malaysia and all of us misplaced Malaysians longing to spend our golden days in the land called Malaysia.” — semper fi

    I think you meant to say ‘displaced’. Old Geezers like us, if I could say that, have been displaced by events not of our own making or choice. Malaysia is still the land of our birth, where we learned to take our first baby steps, unsteady and uncertain as to where they would take us, learned to stare fate in the face and wonder what it has in store for us but only to find that no matter how far we distanced oursselves we can no longer divorce ourselves from our destiny than Dato can separate himself from the new toy that is his joy these says called “Comment Deleted”..

    Even my oysters have not been spared.

  16. This is a blog with substance. Glad I am one of the contributor.-Vic

    Sure? Did you learn anything about Sir Lancelot? Mr Bean wrote a thesis on it on this blog for Kathy’s reading.

  17. I think you meant to say ‘displaced’ – Mr Bean

    But I think Semper if did mean “misplaced”. Some Malaysians are misplaced being in New York, they should be in Japan -in the land of Ms Maria Ozawa

  18. How come this blog lackadaisical attitude towards comments that didn’t echoed the same “wavelength” to some were not posted accordingly…To the bloghost please preach democracy before you practice…!!

  19. …and who was that lonely fella sending comments to this blog from Greenland??…Maybe Mr.Bean can take a ride on the rein deers to accompany this sane human.

  20. Yes displaced, my bad. You know, too much oysters (iodine) and egg nog slowly chipping at my grey matter. As the Malay saying “tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, ini pulak tempat bermain”. It seems this dream is fast fading for us old geezers.

  21. “Sure? Did you learn anything about Sir Lancelot? Mr Bean wrote a thesis on it on this blog for Kathy’s reading.” — ol’ frank

    Apparently, Kathy is busy riding the storm.

  22. “Congratulations on hosting an interesting and not-to be-missed blog. A pity that Coolbuttock and Justbendabit did not figure in the figures. I believe their comments are well received not just here but down under” — B.O.

    It is ‘Goolbatok’ (Dato’s handyman) and not ‘Goolbuttock.’ — Freudian slip??

    Down under? Yes, that would be Kathy’s territory.

  23. Frank,
    Misplaced and or displaced and all that. Bean considers himself displaced even though with his royal pedigree a LLB degree and worldly experience he is misplaced in NYC.

  24. Semper fi,

    And his undying preoccupation with God’s design for procreation, he should be rightfully placed in Japan – in the great land of Maria Ozawa and Kobe beef.

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