Introducing Peter Tan

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In the intro to his blog, The Digital Awakening, Peter Tan writes:

I am a Roman Catholic Malaysian Chinese, born and bred in Penang, late-thirties, suffered spinal cord injury at eighteen, paralysed from chest down and afflicted with chronic kidney failure. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions.

Chatting on the Global Voices IRC today, Peter said he has been blogging for roughly 2 years. It has changed his life: “In the past 6 years… i hv made more friends online thn in real life,” he wrote. He says he doesn't know his readership, “maybe 20″ he jokes. But that's not the point. “I blog for myself… writing is an escape for me.”

Welcome Peter! We hope the Global Voices community can help more people find you, and to take inspiration from what you have to say.


  • Thank you for the mention. This is an honour.

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  • Thats cool dude that your still rocking on even though certain circumstances. Yep you cool in my book. Okay i thought i would jus say that. Rock On!!!

  • Jhana Chinamasta

    Mr. Tan, we are all pleased to meet you. Keep writing and keep on showing the world your beautiful smile!

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