Happy Birthday to me :)

Am officially 24 :)

And in conjunction with my birthday, I have revamped my blog. Press ctrl + f5, quickly quickly if you’re still looking at the old blog!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present …. kimberlycun.com v5.0. :)

So how? It’s huge, right? All 900 x 688 of pixels, babeh. Have to live up to the blog’s name, you see.

Took me two whole days to get the blog theme just right, and making sure that it loads properly in both Firefox and IE. As for people using other browsers, aih sorry you have to bear with the wonkiness!

Lets walk down memory lane for a bit, shall we??

My very first blog banner was the huge ass picture of my pair of pins. Boy, those legs had attracted so many comments both bad and good. Got called lumpy. Got called lardy also got. Now that I look again at the banner, yeah they do look kinda lumpy hahaha.

Circa 2004.
kimberlycun.com v1.0 circa 2004

Of course, one of the most unforgettable moments with this banner was getting parodied by Kenny on April Fool’s day. Classic!

Kenny's hairy legs.
Narcissism is very hairy.

Then I got bitten by the patriotism bug and decided to design my blog according to the bendera colours. What on earth was I thinking? While I really loved the look of the blog, I did not receive a single positive comment about it. Now looking at it I still really love everything about the design, except for my obvious lack of chest…

Circa 2005
kimberlycun.com v2.0 circa 2005

It was during this time that I was spotted in Lime magazine too. It was one of my first times appearing on mainstream media so I was understandably thrilled :)

Lime magazine.
Spotted in Lime magazine.

After much negative feedback about the v2.0 design, I decided to revamp my blog again. I really had no idea what to do and finally, armed with a boyfriend and a rusty old Canon Powershot A70, we got to working. I put on my prom dress and he started snapping away. Although I looked orange and pudgy in the banner, I resigned to the fact that I could never photograph nicely :(

(which really means I look better in real. REALLY ONE!)

Anyway, don’t ask me about the orange colour. I don’t even like the colour orange. I was just too lazy to tweak with the theme so I stuck to it and designed the banner around it.

Circa 2006.
kimberlycun.com v3.0 circa 2006

The truth is, I really had no plans on changing v3.0. I had grown to love it and it grew on me. Then in October 2007, the worst thing that could happen to a blogger, happened to me. I lost all my blog posts, everything…including all the precious comments.

I changed to a new server and was desperate to reinstate my blog. Unfortunately, I had forgotten the name of my wordpress theme and no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find it anymore. In the end, I resorted to using a different theme, which ladies and gentlemen, was the blog theme you saw just yesterday.

Circa 2007
kimberlycun.com v4.0 circa 2007

I was never truly happy with the theme and was always thinking of changing, but my lazy arse was always in the way. Until today that is :)

I think that the new blog design reflects me better. Well, a more grown-up Kim :) There’s also a lot of purple, my favourite colour. Even my RSS button is purple, don’t play play!

Anyway, think the bigass banner may load rather slow the first time, your patience is appreciated! Promise the subsequent times won’t be so slow one.

So, what do you think….yes or no?

/UPDATE/

Okay I’ve changed the colour of the font to a lighter shade. Hope it’s easier to read now :) Thanks!

69 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me :)”

  1. Happy Birthday Kim!! The huge banner is awesome even if I was a little surprised to find it filling up my screen :) Grey text on dark background is a leeetle hard to read. But there’s definitely a more grown up feel to it. Hope you have a great day!

  2. Ok, apart from the fact that you definitely have cleavage in this banner – it’s in my favourite colours! :D The text is a bit hard for this semi-blind bat to read though…

    Happy Birthday, girl…and yes, you look heaps better in person!!

  3. moons: thanks..yay u noticed the purple hue :)

    PB: have changed the font to a lighter shade. hope it’s easier on the eye now! thanks for your wishes :)

    tocktock: i told you it’s gonna be a lot of depth!

    ky: tq!!! :D

    joshua: hehe thank you..you’re too kind! ooh you had an in-your-face banner too eh? why replaced wor!?

    kuzco: i know, and it’s B!

    cheesie: coz i eat a lot of dairy products!

    yatz: thanks man..we are same age why u laff!

    v0ices: hehehehe glad you think so!

    eyeris: totally!

    nigel: thanks man :)

    bee: thank you babe!!! changed the colour of the fonts, hope it’s easier to read now!

    ms. bloom: thanks babe..it was hmm tight! haha

    jen: thanks babe :) black rules! and also more environmentally friendly!

    twosuperheroes: thank you!!! :)

    YY: thanks, glad you like it :)

    nick: thanks!!! :)

    jane: thank you for the compliment hehe :)

    simon: haha great!

  4. So I mentioned to everyone that it was your birthday :) And here we are, as we are and will always be thankful for your hardwork.

    The Board of Lasseters International Holdings limited and Etika International Limited,
    The staff Nova Nutritional (Horleys New Zealand), And the staff and Management of the Park Hyatt Saigon would like to wish you our respected PR Spokesperson and image consultant, a very happy birthday. :) (They told me to send a card but im too cheap for that haha!)

    And on a personal note, thank you for being such a great friend and business partner. (Boredroom ftw always)

  5. venessa: thank you! im glad you like it :)

    nicole: so easily startled?

    chris: no, thank you! for everything :)

    st: me too! :)

    genedavinci: i is a woman now! :)

  6. david: i know who rachel bilson is but the question is why were YOU watching OC? haha thanks anyway cause she’s really hot :D

    naeboo: hahaha deja vu!

    fer: thanks babe :)

    selina: THANK YOU! im glad you thinks so :)

    mk: thanks :)

  7. Happy Birthday. New banner is awesome. Now that you’ve done the recap, can’t believe i’ve been reading for so many years! All the way since the lumpy feet :P

  8. Hey Kim, I have been reading your blog silently for years now. This is my favourite banner! I love that the shoes are placed beside you on the couch, very nice detail.

  9. Happy birthday Kim! I remember reading your blog from the very first blog banner (the one with the legs). I like this design better, the banner takes up the entire page for my resolution and I like the small and neat text in the comments box. Nice!

    Have a great year ahead! Cheers!

  10. Hey, sweetie, sorry I’m wishing you happy birthday so late.

    Hope you had a good one, babe.

    You’ve persevered, took criticism gracefully and shown a huge amount of class at such a young age. ;) So says this auntie.

    <3

  11. pinksterz: it was you who told me about it, wasn’t it!!! how time has passed eh :D

    fieran: thanks babe! can’t wait to see you! 3 more months!

    kok: yes i know!

    dabido: thank you hehehe

    sheryl: hehe teach must charge tuition fees!

    yahui: thank you dear :)

    daryl: thank you so much *sniff*

    janus: yay old timer! thanks for still coming back :) *hugs*

    skyler: thank you babe!!

    lydia: thank you for commenting! don’t be so silent leh :D

    christmas: glad you dig it! :D

    hb: you take care too dude. we must meet up again when you’re in town!

    beenee: thank you ;)

    erna: thank you so much erna you really made my day! *sniff you’re not an auntie!!

  12. Happy Birthday! :D
    I like the colours in the banner too, with the purple theme in the blog also; however, I must say I think the banner is maybe a bit too big – one can hardly see the title of the first post when arriving on the blog. IMHO :)

  13. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I’m surprised to find out that yuu share the same birthday with my bf. :)

    Hope yuu had a great time for that special day.

    All the best to yuu! <3

  14. Totally in love with ur huge photo!!! good angle.. hehe.. like the head design but dun like the double sidebar though..

    oh.. and happy belated birthday!!!

  15. Happy Birthday! I think this theme is better than the previous ones :)
    The banner seems a tad too big, though.

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