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a kat in peril:

22nd November 2009

I began this site as a travel blog to document my time hopping around east Asia (see below). Due to my terrible proclivity for procrastination, I never finished it - although I remain ever hopeful that I will.

Now, this is my base online. Other places that I am scattered around the web are linked in the left sidebar and I have a (semi-built) web dev site at Right here though, I write.

As inspired by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, "Outliers", I intend to get in as much writing practice as I can. So this blog will comprise of whatever I feel like writing about: whether it be media reviews, to commentary on events that catch my attention, to the occasional fiction piece - assuming I am not too ashamed of my prose to air it in public.

I have few illusions that I am not writing into an unread void but if you do happen to stumble on what's essentially my personal soapbox, please know that, like pretty much every area of my life, it's a work in progress.

1st May 2009

I have since returned to the UK alive (if only just). It is unexpectedly sunny in London but also in the middle of a recession - who knew?

I am massively behind on the blog, which I do intend to finish, as well as get all my photos up on flickr. When that is completed, I need to decide what to do with this site, I guess. Stay tuned, I'm sure it'll be disastrous.

14th December 2008

I have a lot of accidents. I fall over things that aren't there, get lost on familiar streets, board the wrong plane*, book flights to the wrong city**, eat things that have the capacity to kill me, attempt to get flights without a passport*** and do so while leaving a trail of my personal belongings behind me, usually on public transport.

In December 2008, I quit my job to go travelling around south-east Asia. It's a disaster, or seventeen, waiting to happen. It seemed like the best thing to do was to keep record of my daily mishaps and so meow danger was born.

...actually, that's not strictly true. The real reason that this site came into being is far more geeky. Following too many sessions on Rock Band, a friend and I were having a conversation about what we would call our band if we were ever to be in one (ignoring my total lack of musical talent). After discarding Meow Meow as too J-Pop, a band name generator came to the rescue. Other considered then discarded names included Sumo Wire, Demented Him and the Futuristic Ire and, our runner-up, Peach Meow.

On a whim I registered the domain before realising I had to do something with it. Death-defying travels seemed apt.

I'll try and keep up to date on the blog as best I can but I tend towards the flaky and of course, there's no guarantee that the reason I haven't updated is because I didn't just wander off course and into Myanmar by mistake.

Keep in touch,

* True story. So not my fault.
**Also a true story. Probably my fault.
***And succeeded! Young Person's Railcard is not on the approved list of ID for domestic flights but I can tell you, they'll take it.