31 DEC 2008: It was the last day of year 2008 and I didn't have any plan until the day before that my ex-colleague invited me for a steamboat session at her house in Kepong. Therefore, I said yes without too much of consideration and hesitation.
Woke up at 7am on the day itself to buy some vegetables and assorted balls from nearby wet market. As I wasn’t an expert on the market thingy, I just chose whatever that I like to eat especially “meat balls”. Since some of the materials were not available in wet market, I went for another round of shop at Jusco during noon. After taken a short nap, I drove all the way to Kepong where reached Kepong's Jusco at 7pm but some of the other friends didn’t show up until 9am. What a late dinner for me on New Year eve. All of us had a nice chit-chat after dinner until 12am for the countdown before dismissed. I always love this kind of light outing and dining.
1 JAN 2009: A very first morning of year 2009 that I woke up early at the morning for breakfast with family. A very simple breakfast of soup noodle (No more Ah Yat dim sum, hehe). As one of my family’s routine is to go for shopping after breakfast, we went to Alamanda for groceries shopping and walk-around. Bet my nephew loves this session the most where he could run around happily around the mall. Speaking about Alamanda, I didn’t walk out from the building normally but it was abnormal today that I was attracted by the bamboo trees planted along the walkway of one of the exit. How good if I could fly around as what shown in “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, I was thinking.
It was my daddy’s birthday on 31st Dec that most of the time we would celebrate it on 1st of Jan. Hehe, sounded odd huh. You know, New Year eve is a working day that most of us couldn’t make it on-time for dinner due to massive traffic. Therefore, 1st of Jan is always the best day for celebration.
It was his 64th birthday celebration and he has done an excellent job as a father of 5 kids for the past 36 years. Sat beside him during the dinner, I could see his face clearly that his hair is getting thinner and whiter, more wrinkles found, and his tummy is getting bigger; but his smile is still as warm as always. Since my mum passed away when I was 10, we had gone through the toughest time together. I really appreciate that he was always beside me whenever I needed him the most and I believe this would be the biggest achievement of him that I’ll never accomplish in my life.
Daddy, thanks and I LOVE you...
City God Duchenghuang Temple - Xi'an
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