About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last day of the year already!

It has been a busier than usual holidays for me this year.

I left Miri on 17 Dec evening after sending Al E off to the kennel hopefully for one last time before his great trip back to Kuala Lumpur hopefully by Chinese New Year.

The flight on 17 was duly delayed and by the time I got home, it was 18/12 2am.

The days from 18 to today have past by like seconds ticking on a clock or the chimes on the grandfather clock between the kitchen and my dad's room.

We have spent pre-Christmas with the family, we have gone here and gone there, we have spent Christmas eve with wifey's mom, Christmas day with them as well.

Spent some time eating jungle food and herbs with my native friend in Serendah area and with another friend eating vegetarian dim sum.

We have spent some time before Christmas with a friend that come from Netherlands and one other friend or another.

Missed some friends, met some friends, talked to some, wrote to some, remembered in my heart and reminisced about some others.

Most of all, hope, pray and wish that everyone had a good year if not a great one. And if they had a bad one, then hope, pray and wish that things only get better for my dear friends who did not have a great year.

Also celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary. In marriage, nothing is perfect, you thrive to be the best and hope that the flaws are accepted, compromised and forgiven. To last for 13 years and always wishing and praying and hoping that it will last forever.

On 30th, we had our small house party which as usual turned out quite well. Guests coming in time and last guests leaving at 2am. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, businessmen, director generals etc .... mainly humans ... friends.

How has this year been for me?

It has been turbulently wonderful.

January started with a 3.5 month trip to the Netherlands for work which ended in a nice holiday with me and wifey in Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany before coming back with heavily laden bags to Malaysia.

In my months there, I also visited Antwerp, Berlin, Vienna, Krakowia, London and pretty much every nook and corner of Netherlands that the trains would take me.

Made some wonderful friends and reconnected with some old friends.

After coming back, there was the break for Gawai just spent time reconnecting back with my boy Al E whom I had missed for 3.5 months.

Missed the Miri Jazz Festival but then there was the Rainforest Music Festival with friends.

Work wise, things have been busy and interesting especially since taking up another role or doubling up on the planning role as well.

Then of course the big transition, the changes in the work place. Applying for jobs, the tension of hoping to get a job that I'd like and the the rumours, the weekly changes and finally the announcements.

Now, the big plan to move back to KL from Miri, with dog in tow.

Some minor renovations in Bangsar house to make it dog friendly a little.

So, understandably, 2009 has been a turbulent year but great year. Some things did not start well and did not even seem to go well but surely ended well, on a positive note.

Next year I will be back in KL as everyone knows. I will miss Miri as everyone knows. I will miss the wonderful friends I have made, I will miss the wonderful sunsets that I get daily from the beach home I have been staying in, I will miss the walks on the beach, I will miss the Miri traffic (no jams), I will miss Nasi Lalapan which I have yet to find in KL.

But despite all the things I will miss, I am looking forward to a lot of things.

And I am looking forward to a wonderful 2010.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

2009 had been one heck of a crazy and busy year for both of us. But it was good overall.