When Kangaeroo started back in 2010, the aim was probably to help students understand that American was not the only form of English and that Australians speak Strine.
What the aim intended to accomplish remains unknown.
At some point, the blog became an area to examine lesser-known aspects of the Japan-Australia relationship.
For the first five years of its existence, Kangaeroo.com was updated almost daily.
It’s initial aim was not accomplished because I couldn’t get enough people to read it.
Same goes for its subsequent purpose, I guess.
That probably goes some way to explaining why updates have been sporadic at best over the past several years. But I am paying a lot of money to keep this blog in existence and I have no idea why.
When I ride my bike in the mornings, I have weird and wonderful ideas about how to use the blog, but most don’t come to fruition as reality prevails.
So, I still don’t know what to do. I guess I would like to pursue the unknown side of Japan-Australian relations more. I used to have a huge cache of information and tidbits, but it is mostly gone now. My memory, too.
Kangaeroo was once an almost ubiquitous presence on the Internet.
That was, of course, back in the days before the likes of Facebook, Twitter and other social media dominated online viewing.
Even blogs were in their infancy and Google still provided results for terms that people searched for and not for the highest payers.
But that all changed.
Decades have passed since Kangaeroo posted a portrait online.
But that has changed with this post.
These are photos of Kangaeroo now.
Definitely wasn’t worth waiting for!
Not that I think anybody actually waited….