2013 in review
The year 2013, unlike 2012, has been a great year of distress — I mean — of great but negative events. The incidences include my plight from the country. In short, it is the year in which I lost my citizenship but not nationality. In fact, I changed the best wishes from my friends from ‘Happy New Year’ to ‘Heavy New Year’ and from ‘Merry Christmas’ to ‘Messy Christmas’.
However, most of the 2013 occurrences, especially the political ones, had sweet fruits but bitter roots. For instance, the death toll in 2013 alone would even combine all the deaths from the time President Salva Kiir and his deputy, Riek Machar, came to power. Personally, as shown in the year review below, 2013 (sorry for this late report) has been a year of great blogging but with threats of blocking as seen in the sampled quotes below:
“Writing is not only my hobby, it is also my habit; and to be exact: it is my right to ride on my free opinion, that is, by rioting in writing— provided that I am using my natural hobby for our national lobby. However, before I thumb up for my president, I have a little reason to first congratulate Lil Jon Pen, the negligible man inside me, for guiding me to fight off the temptation and guarding me to ward off the damnation of writing open letters based on assumption for public consumption; especially the special ones, always narrowed down to individuals like the President of our Republic. I have actually obtained the licence for, but have usually abstained from, making my rioting by writing anyhow viral. Rather it is vernal in opinion. This is not because somebody out there would add me to their ‘monitorbook’, but because I always predict their reaction to my action, as memories of mysterious kidnapping and mischievous stabbing are still wet on my mind.”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.