somehow, nearly every year i miss the date, and this year was no exception. october 3rd was the 4th anniversary/birthday of robot action boy. back when i started this in 2002 there were very few other blogs from taiwan - at least very few that i knew about. today there are countless. i have to admit i don't read as many blogs as i used to, and even less from taiwan. but then my blog has never really been about taiwan per se, but just about my interests and things i may be doing and those tend to be the kind of blogs i enjoy reading the most as well.