First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. In greeting the very auspicious 2008, lets do a recap on what I have done in my life and in this blog through 2007.
- 152 new posts in all category
- 88 new posts under the “KY eats” category
- 356,630 unique hits according to site meter, averaged just over 977 hits per day
- 624,300 page views, translates to 1.75 page per visit
2007 is also a year of freebies, I had free passes to quite a number of parties. Including the Midzone NYE countdown, Speedzone Tour 2007, and most notably, the Dionne Warwick Live & Loud Concert (Thanks Suan!). There were also quite a few free movie tickets and a couple invitations to movie premiers as well. Of course, there was also the 3 crates of free Tuborg beer for the X’mas Party.
my post plastered on ah foong bak kut teh!
As the food entries kept piling up, I saw my blog post being printed and plastered on Ah Foong Bak Kut Teh at Sunway. I was also spotted by the boss of the famous Char Siew and Hakka Noodle place at Aman Suria got a some extra Char Siew and fish ball thrown in from the house. The other restaurants that spotted me were Kangsane Korean restaurant and Hokano Japanese Restaurant, they threw in some extra freebies when I went there. Thanks!
I joined the local blog advertisement network Nuffnang in the beginning of the year when it was launched. So other than freebies, I actually made quite a decent amount of lunch money from this space itself, more money for good food, nice. This blog advertising stuff really works, a win-win situation for blogger and advertisers alike.
2007 is also the year I left my previous company where I spent no less than 3.5 years of my career life. It was difficult to bid farewell to my ex-colleagues and clients whom treated me like good friends. This also signaled the end of the days of traveling to Vietnam, Myanmar, and various regions in Malaysia for work. I must especially thank the hosts of those places who treated me so well when I was a visitor.
On food, I had my first taste of foie gras at Zipangu and later Cilantro restaurant. It was every bit as good as advertised. The other more notable (or memorable) dining experience includes the Char Siew place I mentioned earlier, and the bee’s pupa I had in Vietnam.
Though no long distance vacation, I did have a very good day trip with the gang to the Chiling Falls, and I have something planned for 2008 as far as traveling is concerned.
Thankfully, all my family members and friends are in good health. 2007 turned out to be a pretty good year, and I sure hope 2008 would be more of the same, and maybe better! How was your year?