I have been living aboard in Japan for over 5 years and it is the time where one would start to miss home. Don't get me wrong, Japan is great. I love the food (most of it that is cooked) and it's culture. I have been living in the states since childhood and there are things I missed doing and the food I enjoy most just aren't available here.
Living in a foreign country can be tough at times when you cannot visit your family on a regular basis. There will be times when you feel a bit homesick and you want to see your family. Fortunately there are services on the Internet you can sign up for to make video calls to your love ones. Such services available are Skype, gmail, and GV mobile+ app. Certainly there are many more. I just list the ones I use often. What is great about these services is that they are free. All you need is a computer, internet service, speaker/mic for your computer, and a webcam (optional if you want to make video calls).
My home web server hard drive decided to go into deep hibernation; thus, leaving several of my sites dead. I could have replaced the hard drive and re-setup again, but I am a bit sick of having to reconfigure the server all over again for the 3rd time. In addition, I am also fed up of my computer hardware failing at such an early stage of operation.
I have owned ducsu.com domain ever since 2006. Could have been longer; I can't remember. Why did I purchased it? At the time, I've read an article that it was a cool thing to do to own your very own domain. I knew nothing about web designing and web hosting. So ducsu.com just sat in my registrar for couple of years. After which, I decided to put it to use and self taught myself how to create a personal website. I watched video tutorials on html and php, than I put my quick knowledge of what I know about html and created my personal site. It wasn't pretty; no, it was awful to say the least. Again, ducsu.com went into hiding once more.
I have recently changed my blog name and have acquired a domain to reflect this change. Please bookmark. As always, thank you for reading and leaving your comments.