It was a very good year…

It certainly was…a very good year for me, 2010.

It got off to a tumultuous start though, with all the hassle over the arrangements for Melissa to go over to Wellington, New Zealand but mercifully, everything turned out all right in the end and the year for her there was pretty good…

Mel in Wellington, NZ

…and she got on fine as far as her studies and staying there on her own were concerned, for which I am indeed very thankful and glad.

Back here in Sibu, things were somewhat routine mostly, though there were some good moments along the way.

It has been a wonderful year in blogosphere, no doubt about that.  I had the pleasure of meeting a few more blogger-friends in the course of the year and I certainly look forward to getting acquainted with more in the year ahead. I think I have had more or less a post a day…and I guess my photographs are a lot better now since I have my daughter’s old digital camera at my disposal…

Caught in the act
*Gundot’s photo on Facebook*

…compared to those days when I had to depend on my handphone camera.

There have been weddings, lots of them – my sister-in-law’s son got married in April and my cousin, Leo and my nephew, Quentin on the same day in different parts of the world in September. My ex-student/friend, Louis J, tied the knot in early October…and my blogger-friend, Chris too…and Mark, another ex-student, on the same day as her. The most recent, of course, was the one in Penang – my niece, Alicia’s on 11th December.

With Melissa home for the holidays, we took the opportunity to have a short break together in Penang…and went up to Cameron – my first time there…ever!

Melissa @ Cameron

…with my friend, Mandy and all of us had a really great time.

To all my relatives and friends, near or far away, here’s to a wonderful New Year, 2011, for all of us… CHEERS!!!

A toast to a great new year

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone…

Author: suituapui

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

27 thoughts on “It was a very good year…”

  1. Yes! It was a good year for everyone!

    I wish you have happy years forever 🙂

    Wish you Great, Prosperous, Blissful, Healthy and extremely Happy New Year 2011~

    Same to you and your family…

    1. ♫ If you’re coming here, like your comment says…Baby make it soon make it soon… hahaha~;)

      It’s definitely…one day soon…but…if I only had time…to…do what I gotta do… LOL!!! 😉

  2. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ TS Elliot

    Wah! So philosophical! I’m confused… LOL!!! 😀

  3. Happy New Year Arthur! Here’s to another great year of many more gastronomic adventures! Looking forward to our impending jungle trek up to Kanowit too!

    Same to you. Looking forward to that. 2010…we finally got to meet even though we knew of one another’s existence for a long long time.

  4. Happy New Year Arthur! I’m still waiting, haha. Here’s hoping 2011 will be even better! And keep the food coming. Any resolutions?

    Same to you, Bob… Some 3-4 hours to go, I guess. Have fun!!! Resolution: To keep on eating and posting about it in my blog. LOL!!! 😀 Cheers!

  5. Wishing you all the best for the year 2011. May you be blessed with great things with more weddings and events to attend…

    …and the same to you, Richard. Have a great 2011! Weddings? So far, I’ve one in Penang in April… How about one either in Sibu or Kuching? Wink! Wink! LOL!!! 😉

  6. Happy New Year to you STP, your missus and Melissa!!

    …and the same to you and Saucer. Have a great year, you two… Any plans yet…baby rabbit on the way? LOL!!!

  7. Happy new year to you too!!! 😀

    …and the same to you, and do convey my Happy New Year wishes to your parents, and your brothers…now, did I miss anyone out? Ah yes! Your boyfriend too! 😉

  8. Now wait for her to complete her studies and then get married so that you can have grandkids. 😀

    Can’t wait! Then I will have my hands full, no time for blogging anymore. Bye2, everybody!

  9. Hope you and family will have a great 2011. Panjang-panjang umur, untung-untung. Cheers!

    Wishing you and your family the same…and luckily, you did not say that last bit in Chinese – fat-fat…! LOL!!! 😀

  10. Indeed, it was a good year!

    I am glad to have met you in the blogging world my friend.

    Have a blessed 2011 to you and your Family.

    I sure am glad to have you around too…and wishing you and your family blue skies and everything nice in 2011. God bless always…

  11. Happy New Year to you too STP! May 2011 be the year that we finally meet up? hahaha..

    The same to you, William and Ethan… Very tight schedule – going over to see my daughter off, going back to NZ…but I certainly hope we can squeeze in some time to meet – even it’s just to say hello…goodbye! LOL!!! 😉

  12. Happy new year, may God bless you and your family always… 😀 Yes, rough start in 2010 for me too, but I found so much joy in life afterwards… u are one of the joys. LOL. 😀

    Me? Oooo…thank you! Blush…blush! LOL!!! And a Happy New Year to you and your family too!

  13. ps: Sobsob, school starting again… sobsob!!! All the classes… and all the washing uniformmmmmm~ Been busy preparing for anak’s school. SOBS. Ur class will start soon too, right?

    Can’t wait…and looking forward to pay day. Unemployed for three months…and spent so much going on holidays, flying here and there – had to dig into my already quite-dry-savings account. Hope pay day will be earlier – since CNY is just round the corner…

    1. I like the having the extra money… but once school start, I’ll be running around once again *PENGSAN* anak school, I oso got class… wahhh… will gila again… gosh… I better go and get a good rest these few days. Been so overwhelmed… (back to school blues… sobsob)

      Where got “few days”? School starts tomorrow…. 😦

  14. reminiscing a sweet and peaceful 2010 is nice indeed 🙂
    2011’s gonna be a great year too, don’t you think ? I can feel it in the air— that’s what my hubs said but he keeps rubbing in to us and we’re all hyped up for a good year.
    we started the year great.. closing in a few sales even before we stepped into office.
    again.. wishing every reader in yr blog.. peace n happiness above all things great !!

    Thanks, and the same to you too. Certainly hoping that it’s going to be a great year! 😉

  15. Happy New Year STP!! May 2011 will be a good year for us and bring us more luck, good health and happiness.

    Same to you and your family. Certainly hoping for that…

  16. Melissa going back so soon kar, you will definitely missed her! happy New Year to you and your family(how many times liao, lol)!

    Thanks. She’ll be leaving in mid-February…just slightly over a month away. Sobs! 😦

  17. i had a great year too STP…..i got married and recently blessed with a baby boy. the only sad part is i bid farewell to my grandma.
    Thks STP for all the meals and food adventure that we had in 2010….we shall discover more eating places in 2011…more good food to come…Happy new year! Cheers!

    Ya…it certainly was an eventful end to 2010 for you, eh? A Happy 2011 to you too and wishing you blue skies and everything nice…

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