Thursday, December 31, 2009

The year that was 2009

Can't believe with less than 12 hours more to go, 2009 turns 2010. This also brings me a step closer to being 30 soon since I'm now 25 turning on 26! No more a quarter of a century old... "What would a typical girl would have done when she is 25?" I asked myself. Afterall, I don't really lead a life of a typical girl. I told myself I can't and I wouldn't because 30 is catching on fast and I shouldn't waste my life at 20's not knowing what I should do.

Here is a rundown of what I've done this year (in the shortest way possible)...

Career
So far so good besides the back-biting and bitching going on in the office. Even it has been a year of economic turmoil and falling GDPs, I still manage to grow my brand by over 30% and just a single digit percentage under Budget. I regard this as a good achievement and hopefully I would be well rewarded! I'm really in need of money! (boss, please answer my prayers)...

Relationship
Not in luck. As complicated as a intertwined grapevine. Wine is still young. Probably it needs some aging before I should revisit the wine again. Nevermind if you don't get it. Let's move on!

Friendship
Ever growing. In fact, I've met some really wonderful people this year that I've never thought I would. Sometimes it's the status and age gap difference that I thought that being friends with them is impossible but hey, just be yourself and the rest is history! But the ol' friends are not forgotten. If you guys are reading this, "Hello, I still love you peeps".

Blogging
A big part of my life ever since I started posting actively since 2008. I never thought that I would be so determined to update my blog regularly. Well, many things can't be predicted anyways. Blogging can be quite an addiction. It's like my daily methamphetamine. I've made quite a number of friends too from the blogosphere be it a blogger or one of my readers. It also brings me opportunities that I've never imagined like the H-Artistry parties, the advertorials and also a chance to experience BMW's Efficient Dynamics together with a group of friends.

Politics
Has always been a drama. A drama that is so over-played that it makes me sick! Who cares about politicians when they are the very ones whom f*cked up the country. Why don't they look into the needs of the people before themselves? Their thirst for power and money is just so appalling.

Economy
If you're not living on earth, then it's forgivable that you do not know that the whole world is suffering from a economic and financial crisis. However a great depression it is, some countries have bounced back and is recovering unlike our bl**dy country because of you-know-whos! I'm just so saddened that with all the crisis and broke-ness in our bank accounts, suddenly our govt thinks it's a good idea to burden the citizens more with credit card taxes and a GST mechanism that is going to be tabled. We'll be f*cked up anyhow.

Happenings
I did quite a few interesting things like traveling and also trying to outdo myself. Every year, I make it a point to at least visit one country outside Malaysia and this year, I managed to cover a few places like Bangkok, Krabi, Melbourne and Sydney. No wonder I was so broke!

I'll be honest and admit that I party or rather club less than once a month. This whole year, I've gone to the clubs less than 10 times I think. Despite telling myself that I have to somehow improve my partying statistics, it's not happening! One thing, I'm too lazy to dress up and hit the club and the other, I don't have a clubbing kaki group! So, I ended up drinking at dinners often and attending lavish dinners (at least once a week) which made up half of my weekly activities. No wonder the expanding waistlines and refined tastebuds. Not really a good thing though.


And for 2010, I would love to complete a few stints that I've been procrastinating. Since I've always wanted to go diving, I'll need to get a PADI license soon because I dream to dive in Sipadan. After getting a hole-in-14 inspiration from Tiger, I wanted to pick up golf- playing for real! I'm only a half-a-bucket-once-in-a-blue-moon-driving-range golf player. On traveling, I haven't really decide which country to go but I'll be flying to Siem Reap in January! yay....

So, my dear friends, I wish you a very Happy New Year. Don't look back and regret but treasure the good memories of yesteryear's. I wish you all a better year to come and lots of happiness (to your own interpretation) and have a jolly drunk night! On this new year's eve, instead of enjoying my last day of leave, I came and slave myself at the office. Cheers!


Don't drive when drunk but you can drink and drive.



39 comments:

Wei Mei said...

Happy New Year 2010!!! enjoy.. u still young... no worry.. hahaah stay pretty and young... hehe...

TheGunner said...

Hahaha... I was just about to leave office when notification of this post went up in Twitter.

OK, rushing off to pick something up for the new year.

Have a good year ahead!! :)

Myhorng said...

golf u said since early this year. and now is last day dy.

Vincent Teh said...

great achievement you had in 2009!
give it another go in year 2010!
happy new year eiling! :D

suituapui said...

Yes, 2009 - the year we first met! Hope we'll meet again... Happy New Year and all the best for 2010 to you and your family!

eiling lim said...

Wei mei: Same to you too. You so young, you must drink more!

The Gunner: Happy New Year and hope you'll have lots of cars to drive in 2010!

Horng: I know.. so I postponed it to next year lo... 1 more day only.

Vincent: Hey Happy new year to you! hope to catch up soon.

eiling lim said...

STP: yeah! You're one of the new friends! Happy new year to you and your family too!

FooDcrazEE said...

well u r still very young . . .and did well. Great 2009 sis. Hope its a fabulous 2010 for ya. . .cheers!

Anonymous said...

Life's too short to drink bad wine.
Why not consider another better wine?

Salute

eiling lim said...

Foodcrazee: Thanks and I wish you a very Happy New year too!

Anon: Everyone wants to drink good wines... but I'm sure a not so good wine would have a chance of being a good wine when it's time. At this moment, I prefer to wait. Salut! Sante! Cheers!

TheGunner said...

Thanks, I would hope so. My livelihood now depends on it! =)

KY said...

happy new year!

M-Knight said...

Happy New Year to u too...:)

eiling lim said...

The Gunner: Oohs.. No worries cos I think no car manufacturer would ever stop making new models each year!

KY: Happy New Year to you too!

M-Knight: Thanks and the same to you.

Cath J said...

Happy happy new year to you...

Anonymous said...

A wine turned into vinegar will never become a true wine no matter how long you wait. Try another more tried and true bottle. ;)

Oogy wawa, my dear!

~Thinke®~ said...

phew~ another year has gone.. hey at least u r still 26.. i'm already 27!! damn~ feel so old now... =p

Anonymous said...

It is happy new year and not happy birthday. Your age will increase only after your birthday.

But don't worry. I think you have another 10 years to fool around before thinking about marriage. Don't loss your freedom and take another 10 years to carefully make your choice.

eiling lim said...

Cath J: Same to you!

Anon: I don't really agree with you but we'll see! Thanks for the advice.

Thinker: I'll be there soon! Lol..

Anon: Actually my birthday is coming so I'm gonna be a year older anyway soon. I wanna settle by 30, so it's 4 more years of singlehood! Lol...

Charles said...

Happy new year eiling

Anonymous said...

I always suggested you to go for the beauty contest. Please make it the plan of this year

eiling lim said...

Charles: Happy New Year to you too!

Anon: I can't. Too old for it and I don't think I'm qualified!

Bananazക said...

Happy New Year 2010. Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter. Cheers!

foongpc said...

Happy New Year!! Don't worry about your age too much, in some countries, life begins at 40! Haha!

Btw, your name is mentioned in my blog. Quick! Drop by HERE ; )

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CUMI & CIKI said...

babes, i think u did excellent for 2009! so many accomplishments.. see you soon in 2010 ok.. dont be a stranger! :P

Calvin Ng said...

Have a Happy New Year 2010. Your 2009 looks great and I am sure you will have a better one ahead! =) All the best and keep in touch!

eiling lim said...

Bananaz: Thanks and happy new year to you too!

Foongpc: Thanks! Haha... I just read it. good one!

Carforallnet: which topic?

Cumi & Ciki: You too! I won't be a stranger!

Calvin: hehe.. you too! Take care and have a good 2010!

UnkaLeong said...

Faster...go get yourself certified to dive :P Here's to a fresh new decade!

Jen said...

happy new year eiling! hope 2010 is as happening as 2009 was for you ;)

P.S. your spaghetti post is making me hungrrryyyyyy

eiling lim said...

Unkaleong: Am keeping my fingers crossed! Hope to do it soon. Who knows I might beg you to let me tag along on your diving trips!

Jen: Hey thanks and wishing you all the best for the new year too!

Li Wei said...

hey babe..happppyyy newww yearrr....its jus 4 days late...haha....bout diving...bf jus came back from sipadan...if u love to feast on the pics n videos let me know..we could meet up....hmm...he told me it was overrated lar...but then again, he has been to a few dive spots so tats he says he's seeing almost the same creatures....

Calvin said...

I like my spaghetti a bit wettish at time and that's how I do my version.

Happy New Year 2010 to you too, hope you get to achieve all your resolutions. =)

zewt said...

blogging is indeed addictive...

yeah... golf is cool. i never thought it would be thattttt addictive too!

eiling lim said...

Li Wei: Ooh cool! I would love to see those photos! Thanks and happy new Year to you too!

Calvin: Same as me... hehe...Happy New Year to you and wishing you the best of luck in 2010!

Zewt: Tell me about it. My sister just pestered me to play golf with her. Hmmph!

Jeremy C said...

happy belated new year to you, dear.

and no, you're not old at all...not yet, long way to go.

eiling lim said...

Jeremy: Thanks and happy belated new year to you too!

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