Year 2011 has been pretty amazing! Better than I have expected it to be the previous year anyway. ^^ I've gone through some crazy stuff and the year has fled so fast I did not even expect year end to come so soon. Time for a recap of what good things that happened in the past 12 months again!
Begin our year having our annual barbecue session with my 38 Homgang. Received a belated birthday parcel from dear SH all the way from UK. Jon Bailie visit to Malaysia, brought him to have Klang seafood and to I-City with Stewart. Hatyai weekend trip with PuiFoong & Kyrina.
First CNY celebration in Klang since 2007: Met lots of friends that I haven't seen in ages. Gathering at Pavilion for a Japanese food dinner with the bunch back from Sheffield. V-day celebration at Library, the Curve with my awesome juniors. Girls night out with Joanne and bunch to Jarrod & Rawlins and the Hill, Damansara Heights. Sara's birthday celebration at home. Gathering with some Sharon and gang at Delicious and Zouk Cafe, MidValley.
Dinner with colleagues at Lala Chong. Gathering with high school buddies on YC's birthday at Rakuzen and T Forty Two, Empire. Caseyli's birthday celebration at Palate Palatte, Bukit Bintang. Gathering with KJ at Belly Good, Sunway. Met Fahrenheit at Signature, Gardens for Canon product launching press conference; thanks to Lili for it! Get to see Leehom perform at MY Astro Music Awards at Genting; he bagged the most award back that night! Good friend Kenny & Huiling's cutie princess~ baby Ashly was born.
This month was quite quiet for me. Most weekends just out for a meal with Juyen or family only. Baby Ashly's full moon party at V-Garden. Had the best Tiramisu at Alexis, and also attempt to make my own tiramisu dessert, which was a success! hahahaha...
Seafood at Teluk Gong with Jessy & Rambutan. Weekend trip to Penang with Pin & Qian; had lots of yummilicious Penang local food! Nisha & Dhiren's birthday celebration at KFC Sentosa. Kyrina's birthday celebration at Alexis.
ChuiChin & AhHu ties the knot; a heartiest congratulations to the newlyweds. Found another porridge steamboat place in Klang, been once, and only once coz it's not good. hhmm... Become a volunteer for Parents' Day Luncheon (mainly for old folks) at Imperial Restaurant Klang. The event was meaningful and fun!
Gathering with Uni juniors at Library, MV. Seafood lunch treat by Kenny at Tanjung Harapan. Had a quite major operation [hernia] on the 6th and have to take 3 weeks off work to recuperate. Weekend trip to Tawau & Semporna with parents, niece & nephew. Was so disappointed I can only see the seafood being served at dinner tables but not savour them. =(
Lunch with family at the Vanilla Place, Empire and they lurved it! Japanese dinner at Jyu Raku with STK for his birthday treat. Been to 88 Steamboat Barbecue, Bukit Tinggi for the first time and enjoyed the experience. Ramadhan buffet at Klang Executive Club with family & Royal Lake Club with colleagues from Marsh. Had my passport renewed in a span of less than 3 hours! Brilliant job from the custom office. Popular book fair at KLCC, bought more than 20 books! National Day celebration at Library, Avenue K.
Day trip to Tanjung Sepat and Morib with parents, niece & nephew. Trip to New Zealand - Had my first Bungy jump, shotover jet, ice bar, winery tour and wine tasting experience, etc. Unforgettable trip for sure. Belated birthday treat for AndrewTang at Sushi Zanmai, Gardens. Gathering with JasonTan & friends at PJ. Juin's birthday celebration at KC's place then followed by drinking session at Library later on. Big bro & SiL came back from the USA for good.
Attended several relatives' wedding with family. Westlife's 'Gravity' Asia Tour at Putra Indoor Stadium. Was seated 3rd row from the stage and it's so near! Marsh' 3d2n team building event at Langkawi; had lotsa fun as this was the first team building that I've joined. Leehom released his latest compilation album title 'Open Fire.' Logos Hope docked at Westport so went there to have a look and bought a few CDs back home. Juyen's birthday celebration at Craft Brewery and Laundry, the Curve.
Another friend ShinWare, ties the knot. Deepavali lunch at Dave & Sis place. Crystal became a mum to a beautiful and healthy baby girl! First karaoke session with colleagues at Redbox, Gardens. My first visit to Taiwan, and also to Leehom 'Open Fire' two-day concert tour which kick start in Taipei Arena. First time holidaying with my Homies out of M'sia/Thai. Another unforgettable trip! Kevin's birthday celebration at home.
The month with lotsa public holidays & birthdays; also my favourite month. Jacky Cheung half century concert tour at Putra Indoor Stadium. Lil nephew, Wei's birthday celebration at home. Wore polka-dots attire to work with the whole finance, admin and HR team to work. Worked one year at Marsh already! Yay! Qian's birthday celebration at Neway, Centro. Weekend trip to Singapore with Meng, Nisha & Dhiren. Q4 staff meeting, year end lunch, and gift exchange session with colleagues. Birthday celebration for December babies. Christmas eve barbecue at home with high school friends and family. Birthday lunch treat at Sage, Garden with FZ. Weekend shopping session with JY and Sara, followed by a pint at Overtime with JY & stk. Daniel Lee released his latest album 'Sincerely Yours, Daniel' on the 29th. Eve of New Year's eve 'steamboat'/ drinking session with colleagues at Lock's place. New Year's barbecue at home with my 38 Homgang.
Pheww, finally done with this summary.
Looks that I've been going to a few concerts, having enormous amount of good food and drank quite a bit of alcohol for the past 12 months. Will try to cut down on all these this year hopefully. ^^
Hoping for the best to come in 2012! My this year's resolution is pretty simple. "Work hard, play hard, lose weight."
til then, ttfn!