Tuesday, September 27, 2005

This is Aidyl Het

Who's that? That's me. Go read today's Star In-tech Startbox column. Confessions of a Blog Addict isn't online or I would have linked it.

If anyone came here after reading the article, allow me to say, "Well done, Sherlock Holmes." (Neither the url nor the blog title was published.)

38 comments:

wedges said...

Hello Ms Lydia Teh I just want to say your blog is really wonderful. Keep it up!

Soraya Pahm
DeKalb, Illinois

Lydia Teh said...

Thank you, Soraya. Nice to have you here. Whether we're Filipina or Malaysian or American, we've got one thing in common, we're all citizens of the global village.

Queen Of The House said...

Heh Aidyl, that's a nifty name (now whaddya call it .... when a word is spelt backwards?) Maybe Kak Teh knows?

JoKontan said...

Hi Lydia,

When KT linked ur Blog in one of her posts, I added ur url in my favourite.

I will try practicing the 2+2+2..

Lydia Teh said...

Queen, in answer to your question, here is something from askoxford.com :

If palindromes are words which are the same spelt backwards, what is the word for a word which is another word spelt backwards?

There is no generally accepted term. The simplest word for such words is something like semi-palindrome or half-palindrome. However, some other suggestions have been made, including the elegant heteropalindrome, the ugly reversgram (or better, reversible anagram), and the outrageous semordnilap!

The sentence 'rats live on no evil star' is full of these semi-palindromes.

Kak Teh got better idea??

Jokontan, thanks! Pssstt... dunno if I can keep to that 2-2-2 formula.

XMOCHA! said...

hihi, someone buzzed me and asked who is the anonymous blogger who mentioned me in Star In.tech. So here I am...

Keep it up Lydia... very soon, u will have enough fodder for Life's Like That 2.

I really enjoy reading ur writing.

Cheers.

Kak Teh said...

Lydia, haoya - why no online ? I have not publicised the aericle that i wrote - but many people wrote to me..are you The kak tehhhhh, hehehe - and I didnt put the url too. anyway, do go to www.makandeh.blogspot.com We are beng discussed there too. Imagine..hehehe the two Teh's published in the same week!! and its not being planned - on the same subject. That shd tell us something, eh, Teh?

Lydia Teh said...

Xmocha, Thanks. Wah, you're also something of a Magnum PI yeah?

KT, you know what they say, great minds think alike!

Kak Teh said...

lydia, waaah, you mentioned kak teh awso in your article! hehe...TQ TQ TQ! Please come over to my blog..silakan!

Queen Of The House said...

Can I get it online? Belum beli today's Star.

Lydia Teh said...

KT, sama-sama. Thanks for invitation, dah pergi dan balik.

Queen, Not online. It's nicer to read from newspaper but if you can't get it, let me know and I'll email you the article.

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

This is momx5 (aiyah, not mysterious enuff). Thanks for the mention!

ELMO said...

borinnnngggg. unbelievably nonsensical substancetanceless blog.

Lydia Teh said...

momx5, You're most welcome!

Elmo, you're entitled to your opinion. And you need not visit again or you'll be at risk of being bored to death . I shall not be held liable for a blogger's death by boredom, so be warned. It's interesting to note that you've just started your first blogging post today. I might be wrong but I'm speculating that you created this a/c just so you can comment here. I'm flattered that you've taken the trouble to do so.

mumsgather said...

A little bird told me....Thats how I got here. Now why didn't they have an online version. I didn't have the Star that day but I'd love to read up about bloggers and blogs and with a heading like "Confessions of a Blog Addict" My, my, now that'll surely capture my attention and imagination. Sigh... I wish they had it online.

MA said...

lydia : I hate to admit it but I used to be blog junkie too (still am but on a lesser scale). Good article - that old familiar feelings ! :-)

Lydia Teh said...

Mg, Thanks for visiting and for that little bird who told you. If you'll let me have your email, I can send you the article (my add's on the blog).

Mak Andeh, Welcome fellow junkie. We have to encourage each other to keep the habit under control.

Anonymous said...

hi lydia
wah, what buzz! many people can put 2 and 2 together..and many people are just as quick on the palindromes. Plus most people are just plain curious and you've piqued them in the right place. If they read InTech, they can sure Google their way to you somehow ;-)

=maya=

Lydia Teh said...

Maya, you're very astute ;-)

Kak Teh said...

wah, aidyl het, I believe you when you said you are an addict. Since encouraging you to start this blog, i believe your blog has more features than mine..and now change template sumore! kak het.

AuntyN said...

Lydia, read your article last night. It was just slapped in the face real hard. Especially on the hubby not understanding and thinking this as a waste of time. I am still trying to hide from him the existence of my blog hehehe. Whenever I was writing an entry at the Pc he will ask what I was doing and I would say it's nothing. hehehe

Lydia Teh said...

Kak Het, you caught me there. In the process of changing template. I just realized most people came here using Internet explorer and the fonts look so gigantic with IE like Mr. Wolf's eyes, so better streamline a bit.

Auntyn, nice to see you here. When he comes behind you, you quickly minimise your blog-lah and pretend you're checking your email.

chenkok said...

Read the star In-tech column the other day, noticed your name were spelled backwards,give a quick search and were surprise to find your blog just with that. I've browse through, and... I like it. I've been reading and blogging for 6 months now and think your blog is among the best that i've read, top of the list. Keep it up.

Lydia Teh said...

Chenkok, thank you for your compliment. After that knock up there, this is the balm to soothe it. Keep blogging!

ELMO said...

dear Lydia,

thanks for your diplomacy, you have my respect. i will still be snooping around your backyard, minding my own mostly. another confession - i looked up your blog after reading about it in the star. i hate to say but i'm still dissapointed.

you are absolutely correct, i just felt like commenting and then found that i needed an account!

Lydia Teh said...

Elmo, I had a hunch that you came after reading The Star. That's two hunches proven. This blog is about things which are close to my heart, the stuff that happens in my daily life and anything else that takes my fancy. Granted, what may be interesting to one, may be dead boring to another : to each her own. Perhaps in the course of your snooping around, you may later find something which interests you. I'm still feeling my way around the blog.

Jane Sunshine said...

Aidyl Het, we overseas wont get to read your article but love hopping to your blog.

Lydia Teh said...

Jane, thanks. Send me an email and I'll zap it over.

Robert said...

Lydia,

My wife would feel like an eel after office. My home is equipped with wifi network for years (PCs already there for 20yrs +) yet she used to ask me which is an icon of Firefox. Sometime I have to eat Cintan mee for dinner!

So, how could you manage to become a writer+reader+mother+wife+goer&++?

Lydia Teh said...

Robert, thanks for dropping by. That's an interesting choice of words you use : feel like an eel. Does it mean floppy with exhaustion?

How do I manage to be w+r+++...? Delegate. Housework to the cleaning lady and the kids (they used to wash the toilets at one time but not anymore...), lunch to the kopitiam, you get the drift? Aiya, but still lots of things I have do do on my own, that's why cannot add more ++ to the list. As for instant noodles, I never cook Cintan for my family.

Only Maggi Mee : fast to cook, good to eat.

Robert said...

Lydia, Seemed that you can do do many things at once!

In Hokkian, "eat snake" means disinclined to work whereas "like eel" resembling an eel in being soft, slip and sinuous on bed. The symptom which could somehow something be sensed from this exchange:

Me (at work): "Eh laucharboo, please get me a cup of coffee"
My wife (sinuous on sofa): "hiya! silauang, don't call me lah, am not free in watching tv. Save your work and 'eat yourself' lah"

I used to be muted. Usually I would get up, exerting my waist few times, hammer her head slenderly using my middle finger, then went to blend my coffee. Finally and probably she would jump out of sofa to have a tip when she had smelt the coffee!

Robert said...

Lydia, Seemed that you can do do many things at once!

In Hokkian, "eat snake" means disinclined to work whereas "like eel" resembling an eel in being soft, slip and sinuous on bed. The symptom which could somehow something be sensed from this exchange:

Me (at work): "Eh laucharboo, please get me a cup of coffee"
My wife (sinuous on sofa): "hiya! silauang, don't call me lah, am not free in watching tv. Save your work and 'eat yourself' lah"

I used to be muted. Usually I would get up, exerting my waist few times, hammer her head slenderly using my middle finger, then went to blend my coffee. Finally and probably she would jump out of sofa to have a tip when she had smelt the coffee!

EM&EM said...

Aidyl Het

Zap the article to me plezz.

Lydia Teh said...

Robert, OIC..., wah ma ai lim kopi. Thanks.

Em&Em, on its way...

KK said...

Lydia,
You Got it!
This time am itching. http://put3put4.blogspot.com is mine.

Lydia Teh said...

put3put4, welcome to the blogosphere.

Ewok said...

lydia,
been reading ur blog but never left any comment. wonder if you can zap the article to me too? pretty please :)

rohasewok@yahoo.com

thanks

Lydia Teh said...

Hi ewok, thanks for dropping in. Zapped.