About The __earthinc
So, you are here.

If you are here, then you are probably curious on whatís the deal with the rambling on the front page. Frankly, I myself donít know how to explain it. More frankly, I have no idea whatís going on. But, here is what I think had and has been going on with this site.

When I first started blogging in 2001, I had expected this site of mine to be kind of a personal site, a place for my reflection on life, experience and such. As I remember, year 2001 was the time where the word blog was rather obscure and very few people knew about it. Back then, what is now known as blog was called, merely, personal website. Blog was not even accepted as a noun in leading dictionaries. More than two years later, you must agree that blog is more than a noun. It's a culture and I am one of the first to jump on the bandwagon.

My first ever blog, a pre-__earthinc if I may say so, was hosted at Blogspot, Bloggerís site (and nobody had heard of Blogger, a startup company or the founder Evhead yet) and I called the blog I am above grammar. In the blog, I wrote stuff, some of my opinion on stuff I read on the news, loads of personal feelings and too much nonsense. The phrase I am above grammar is a translation of ego sum rex Romanus, et supra grammaticam, uttered by the Holy Roman Emperor, Sigismund. It aptly described my attitude and the nature of the blog at that time Ė too young, too immature, and too proud. If one reads some of the earlier postings of mine, some of the entries sound extremely condescending. But of course, the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.

Then my political belief reached a certain kind of level, a level where one starts to become aware of oneís surrounding and became critical to things. It was idealism. It was around this time when green ideologies started to gradually break into my very existence.

Conservation becomes a way of life to me. I recycle (most of the times anyway), I switch off the light whenever I donít need it (but the computer is on 24/7), refuse to get a car (this might be a little bit extreme but Ann Arbor terrible snow is another contributing reason), etc.

So, I changed the blog name from I am above grammar to The __earth Inc, imaging I was a CEO of some firm that fights for the environment. Childish to say the least but it was a great make-believe. By this time, I started to refrain from expressing personal feeling. Instead, I tried to focus on presenting my perspective on current stuff; mostly bullshit however.

Later, I shed the childishness behind and called my site The __earthinc, and tried to be a little bit more serious.

While struggling with green philosophies and trying to form my own identity, I started to encounter and reencounter many other schools of thought Ė from left to the right. Like most people, I adore some, I scorn some. While in the transition, I found myself in the realm that I love - economics. Economics somewhat completed my ideological transition and thanks to it, my political thinking reached some sort of maturity (still idealized nonetheless; not too matured still).

In the end, after making up my mind, I become a libertarian green or, green libertarian. As in right now, Iím not sure anymore whether I am a bigger fan of environmentalism or libertarianism. Nevertheless, by default, Iím a green. That view might reflect the idea behind this site.

Yeah, I like that. This site is about a treehuggerís view on life. And oh, it's a photoblog whenever I feel like it. And, er, sometimes about Ajax Amsterdam.

And Manchester United sucks.
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About me


Me?

Iím just a tiny guy that is trying to make his way into the weird world. More?

An economics graduate thanks to the University of Michigan and went to high school at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. More?

I love the sweet aroma of my admirable used sock. I also have a very bad classical hairdo and used to be a little off in my head. Now, go away.

Before that, did I tell you that I'm a treehugger?

p/s - if you've actually managed to make it to this sentence, you really need to do something with your life already.
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