I am touched ladies.
In no particular order
Hang - my Chinese blogger friend who writes a nice English blog and is hugely open minded.
Preeti - she doles out the "bubblegums" and "candies" in bagfuls, that I am now addicted to, along with a few hundred others
Reva - the best sense of humour in blogosphere
Jonna - the Swede who writes a superb blog on China from Suzhou
Mark - the Yank, ditto, ditto from Xian
Richard - the most revered laowai blogger from Beijing
Stephanie - Ok Kanmuri, as she prefers, who writes the best researched posts that bring Japan to life even if you haven't been there
le embrouille blogueur - that's a joke ; he's most "un embrouille"; writes beautifully, and has the kindest comments
Adesh - whom everybody will declare as a friend, the most supportive blogger, very well read, passionate about what he writes, and does so much for fellow bloggers
Sandip - the first blogger I knew, who's been blogging for years and continues to thrill, although he's getting lazy.
Chris - the Canadian, who reinforced that even today, in business, there can be a heart.
And then of course
Aparna - the most "touching" of bloggers , who can bring a lump in the throat with a few words
Rads - the most polite and caring of bloggers, who has a nice comment even in your most boring of posts, while her posts are uniformly first rate.
Thanks Aparna and Rads, once again, for your kindness.
And to all ye blogger friends - Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum