We are proud to say that today marks the fourth year of Underneath The Shell

4 years!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa \(^_^)/

Since today is Thursday and we often joined Thursday Thirteen, so we are going to celebrate this day by sharing 13 things about our blog πŸ™‚

1. In October 2006, Mommy got a cute present from his brother. A little turtle whom she latter called Kame. She began writing about her in December 2006 in her own blog, Polychrome Interest using Indonesian language. The first post was called Welcome My Sweet Kamechan

2. In March 19, 2008, Mommy bought me from a petshop; assuming I was a boy (it turned out she got a girl πŸ˜‰ ). In March 21, she introduced me in her blog in a post called Welcome Kroten.


Β 3. Since Kame and Kroten’s journal seemed to have no reader (hardly any comment), mommy decided to make a new blog special for us. So in May 15, 2010; a blog called Kame & Kroten’s Blog was created.

4. WE, Kame and me, were the writers of our own blog. The first posts were 2 post under the same title: The Day I First Met Her, writen by Kame and Me.

Mommy, Kame and Kroten

5. We had been translating some of the posts in her blog into English and posted it here.

6. We didn’t have a lot of friends on our first blogging year…we got more and more friends as time goes (thank you for being our friend)

7. A tragedy happened. In March 9, 2012. My dearest older sister passed away for reason we still don’t know till this day. Mommy was crying the whole time because we had just lost our grandma to cancer in December 2011 and three months later Kame decided to go with Grandma.

8. In March 11, 2012. The only thing that could cheer Mommy was to have another turtle; so she brought home a baby Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle. We called him Papoe and we wrote the first post about him called Introducing Papoe.

9. We changed the name of our blog from Kame & Kroten’s Blog to Underneath The Shell in April 9, 2012. We asked our friends for a name suggestion and we like this one the most.

10. In September 22, 2012; Mommy brought home a new turtle she fell in love with from the first sight. A Reeves Turtle or also known as Chinese Three-Keeled Pond Turtle called Kurome. We introduced him 2 days later in a post calledΒ  Introducing Kurome – The New Member Of Our Little Family

11. We Changed our header again with Kurome in it.

New header

12. In October 7, 2013; we moved into Mommy’s school’s dorm. We have been living on third floor ever since.


13. Since that day (no.12) we have been blogging from this place….using high speed internet (yeeeeaaa) paid by the school πŸ˜‰


It has been quite a journey…hopefully we can continue sharing about our life and other bits related to turtles for years to come…and Hopefully you all still come to see us πŸ™‚

Thank you…to all our friends.


About Kroten

My name is taken from Schildkroten (Turtles in German). I am a morph Red ear Slider. My Mommy adopted me on March 19, 2008. I am the oldest in Novroz's turtle family :)

44 responses »

  1. ThatJenK says:

    Happy Blogiversary! That photo of Papoe after #8 is so adorable!

  2. Binky says:

    I know I haven’t been with you the whole four years, but in some ways it seems like I’ve known you and your turtles forever. That’s forever in a good way. It’s been a lot of fun knowing you, and learning about your turtles and Indonesia.

    • Novroz says:

      Thank you for always being with us through almost 4 years , peter πŸ™‚
      I always appreciate long friendship … be it in the net or real life. I am glad I can share my turtles and Indonesia to the world πŸ˜‰

      • Binky says:

        It’s certainly been my pleasure, Novia. It’s nice how the internet can unite people who would have never met otherwise.

      • Novroz says:

        So true! I never regret the decision to use English instead of my native language for my blogs because it brings me to so many new friends across the world.

  3. Bikramjit says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary. .
    Here’s wishing you many many more..

    Party time

  4. Happy Blogoversary. What an emotional rollercoaster it has been!


  5. mollieandalfie says:

    Happy 4th Blogoversary and many many more years to come woohooooo lets pawty xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. […] 4th Blogoversary :)We are proud to say that today marks the fourth year of Underneath The Shell 4 years!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa (^_^)/ Since today is Thursday and we often joined Thursday Thirteen, so we are going to celebrate this day by sharing 13 things about our blog πŸ™‚ 1. In October 2006, Mommy got a cute present from […] […]

  7. jennifer a says:

    you seem like a very nature loving person. happy blog o versary and happy free interenet:)

  8. Bailey says:

    Happy Blogoversary. Thank you for sharing your story.

  9. raisingdaisy says:

    Happy Blogoversary! That’s quite a journey you’ve had over the past four years. We’re so happy to have met you and your adorable little family. πŸ™‚

    • Novroz says:

      Thank you Daisy and Mom πŸ™‚
      We are happy to have met you too. It’s nice to be able to look back through all those years…I think blogging makes things easier to remember

  10. Alice Audrey says:

    You certainly picked up plenty of friends here. it’s good to see.And double yay on the high speed internet. πŸ™‚

  11. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Wanted to stop by and say congrats on your anniversary

  12. Mia Celeste says:

    Happy blogoversary. You and your turtles look well and happy.

  13. Happy Blogoversary!!! Hell-mut sends you a big kiss!

  14. CountryDew says:

    Happy Blogoversary! I have enjoyed meeting your turtles through TT.

  15. Heather L says:

    Happy Blogoversary! My T13

  16. Misaki says:

    Massive congrats on your bloggyversary!!

  17. Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

  18. Conturtlelations! What a wonderful feat!

  19. Nicole Yong says:

    Best blogoversary!

  20. Mags Corner says:

    Don’t know how I missed this post…Happy Blogaversary! We love you, your sweet turtles and your blog!! Hugs and nose kisses

  21. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Happy Blogaversary guys!

    It’s great to be following your adventures and to be able to be your friend!

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

  22. xeristh says:

    Late again *sigh*, Happy Anniversary day!

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