Stories and Thoughts

January 2, 2009

Brand new year, brand new day

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...

9 comments:

TZ said...

Nice nice brand new year, brand new day :)

Happy New Year eh!

Medie007 said...

happy new year...

the whole world's celebrating ur daddy's birthday eh? :P

Twilight Zone said...

What a good daddy's boy you are! Does your dad like to camwhore like you too?

~LeuMaS~ said...

gosh~ tat dirty legs of urs with the food~ it's so not match ...

Meg Cheah said...

how come only photo but no contents geh?

Danny said...

i miss steamboat....
happy birthday , uncle :)

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

TZ: Bet you had a nie day as well huh. :)

Medie007: Hehe, his birthway is actually on 31st Dec. Just that we normally celebrating it on 1st Jan.

Twilight Zone: Good daddy's boy? Dare not to say it though, a lot of unspoken guiltiness within myself. :) And he is pretty camera shy.

LeuMaS: Yeah, the apartment was very dirty. But it didn't affect our appetite though.

Meg Cheah: No time to update the content la. Just added it.

Danny: I love steamboat too. Thanks for the wish. :)

[SK] said...

the bamboo look cool, why didn't you go inside and pose crouching tiger hidden dragon?? also, why you camwhore in front of your dad?? you should bring him into the camera as well mah.. :)

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

SK: I was too fat to stuck within the bamboo la, or else sure I would be inside there. Hehe, my daddy is camera shy ma..better not to ask him to pose.