The climb…

Well, that is what life is all about, isn’t it? One long, hard and seemingly-endless climb. I bet everyone will agree that this past year has not been great with the H1N1 pandemic, the worsening economic downturn and the petrol price hike, the natural disasters such as the Padang earthquake, devastating typhoons and floods in the Philippines and in Taiwan, for instance…

Whatever it is, we’ve survived through all that and another year is here…and whatever lies ahead, we will keep climbing and doing the best we can.

This is the New Year No. 1 single in the UK, X Factor 2009 winner, Joe McElderry, with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb”. The lyrics of this song reflects my sentiments exactly as we brace ourselves to face another year ahead…

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming of
There’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”
Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

And I, I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
So it’s gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on
‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
Always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah yeah!

Keep the faith, keep your faith.

And yes indeed, keep the faith, keep our faith…in ourselves and in God, and we’ll make it through whatever lies ahead…somehow. My daughter will be leaving for New Zealand next month to continue her studies – I will be praying for her and wishing her well in her climb…and let us pray for ourselves too in our daily endeavours and undertakings, our climb.

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year and may 2010 be a good one for one and all.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

20 thoughts on “The climb…”

  1. me first?

    Happy New Year to Ah S, M & A! Have a long good goodbye in KL.

    Happy New Year to you too and your family. Not yet, not saying goodbye till February… 😦

  2. great song~
    happy new year to you and your family~

    I love it too! And very meaningful as well… The same to you and your family! Have a great year!

  3. I think Miley sings better too.

    By the way, Cikgu… I ditched my old blog liao. Wanna buang sway… so from now on, I’ll be blogging from

    U go check my homework from there, ok?

    Miley? I feel she’s just riding on the father’s coattails – one of those who probably would not last very long. Wah…got your own domain already kah? Hebatnya!!! LOL!!!

    1. *Blurr* who is her father ah? LOL…I think she sings okayla… but so far I haven’t watch her Hanna Montana… havent made time for that yet. LOL. The movie seems nice… but not really my type. If wanna watch something I must see review first. (scared it’ll make me cry lah!)

      The domain? Actually very long wanna host outside liao…I like wordpress a lot, but somehow, quite limited arr… cannot really put ads and experiment around… so the other day, I go begged my husband buy for me so that I can host my blog outside. LOL…

      U kno? The other day I told my hubby that one day i wanna go Sibu…he ask for wud, den i sed, wanna go makan trip wif u lorr… den u kno wud he say? He say your place a lot gangster worr… wtf… real anot or he scare me nia?

      Billy Ray Cyrus – one of the biggest names in country music. Sibu got gangsters? Me, the biggest gangster boss in town, you scared or not? Hahahahaha!!! Come and have a look – lots better and safer than KL, I tell you…

      1. Actually I had no idea…until you tell me. LOL… later need to find in youtube ah, see who is dat. LOL. My husband lorr, he sed got gangter…jealous lorr, I think. He never visit your blog before. Aihh… mebbe tot ur some lengzai who wanna cheat me lorr. Keep ask me.. who is Suituapui wor? Good ppl anot? Den I sed you’re a Cikgu lorr…can cook, den summore like Santa Clause… =.=

        You tell him…this ol’ man already 57 years old, sure he senang hati after that. Anytime, can come to Sibu liao! LOL!!!

      2. Aiyo Cleffairy,

        Sibu will definitely be safer than KL lor! If you can survive KL, you can survive ANYWHERE in this world πŸ˜€

        Yalor! Sibu…small, peaceful, quiet town…almost lifeless, but cheap and lots of nice food! πŸ™‚

      3. hey, perhaps we make a trip to sibu this year.. cleff, merryn and i.. we will create such a havoc in sibu…. how about that? ooops..i think i m a bit too late.. merryn and cleff surely wont come by here to this post, right STP?

        That would be nice! More fun when coming in big numbers. Dunno if they’ll peep at the old posts or not.

  4. Happy new year to you and family! may the new year brings you more readers, more comments, peace, love, joy and good health!

    Thank you. More readers, more comments? That would be nice! LOL!!! Wishing the same to you and your family!

  5. His version of the climb sounds weird to me. :p Anyway happy new year to you and your family Suituapui. All the best ok.

    I didn’t like it the first time I heard and I actually thought the other finalist in the competition did better. Miley’s version – ok…but not a fan. I think it’s a good song wasted on a half-past-six singer. Some “stronger” singers would have done wonders with a great song like that. Same to you and your family…

  6. Wow great ‘kicking’ lyrics, have big dreams and all the best to your daughter in her ‘climb’ in NZ. Happy New ll0l0 Year.

    Thanks, and the same to you…and thanks also for your good wishes for my daughter. Ya…I love the lyrics. Great song!

    P.S.: Haven’t seen you around before. Your first time here? Welcome, and do come again!

  7. Happy New Year =) ….. this song used to play on my phone always to CHEER MYSELF =) …. for this ” Joe McElderry ” Version … not bad =) …. but i still prefer Miley’s version haha XD … u know what !? the first impression on me for this guy @_@ …. remind me of my BOSS in Starbucks @_@ …. slightly a little looks like him … but my boss = INDIAN haha …

    Same to you, Ivan. You like the song too – good taste, eh? I;m not really crazy about Miley though! Of course, young guys prefer sweet young things! LOL!!! Very inspiring and motivating. Wah! Your boss so handsome kah? Starbucks employ all handsome people one? Hope he not so “lembut” like that Joe fella! Hahahahaha!!!!

  8. OK STP, as I read this I was laughing to myself. THIS is definitely a better lyric to share than what I’ve posted in MY blog! LOL… mine is like ‘orang mabok’ sharing… πŸ˜€

    Anyway, all the best to your daughter and Happy New Year 2010 to you and family πŸ™‚

    Hahahaha!!! Your song for young people, mine not so happening one! πŸ˜€ Thanks for your good wishes and greeting…and the same to you and your family.

  9. yeah I’ve heard this song before. Very meaningful indeed! Happy new Year!

    Yup! We certainly need the inspiration – that little bit of push as we face the new year – hoping it will be much better than the last one. Same to you, eiling.

  10. every single day is a climb day… πŸ˜‰

    True, very true….Ummmm…are you talking about something else? LOL!!!

  11. hey, thanks for sharing this Joe’s song here.. i didnt like the song sung by the original actually, Miley but when i heard this young fella singing, the song came alive and the words became meaningful…. i didnt know anything about him winning but aaron told me that he is very popular esp in UK… such a handsome young fella like David Archuleta…
    oh, btw, all the best to your girl, Melissa, hope her paths will be smooth and easy… (don’t be so sad, huh…)

    Not sad lah! Very happy for her… Thanks for the good wishes. I happened to stumble upon another version of the song – non-commercial, I think…so it would be their own natural singing, not digitally-enhanced…and these guys are really VERY good – better than Miley or Joe. You try to click and compare…

    Sounds something like Boyz2men…

    1. hey…thanks for pasting it here… yes, i think the guys can sing better than miley… i watched that hannah montana movie… it was just ok ok… nothing so enlightening like in MamaMia… i heard from my son that this Joe’s CD has only 3 songs and it is selling like milliions!

      Ya…they’re really good, aren’t they? Shared it with a friend on Facebook and she said she got goosebumps listening to this version! Not into movies like Hannah Montana or High School Musical – Ewek! Ewek!!! LOL!!! Joe released the winning song as a single, that’s why only 3 songs. Dunno when he’ll release an album. Britain’s got talent’s never-been-kissed Susan Boyle has the X’mas Number 1 album in the UK. Her album is selling like hot cakes – even here in Sibu!!!

  12. hi! i like this song too, like the meaning of the lyrics. they mean a lot. yeap, wish your daughter all the best too! May the Lord’s grace and blessings be with her and you and your family always! happy new year!

    Thanks for your good wishes, Gab…and a Happy New Year to you too. All the best in the year ahead.

  13. eppie 2010 stp!
    hopefully we get to meet up again before i graduate ar…
    eh roomie, fai tit invite me to ur house =.=

    Same to you. Hopefully we’ll meet sometime…but what’s “fai tit”? I dunno Cantonese. Come to my house, anytime…no problem.

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