2008 is certainly a pretty eventful year for me, both in personal level as well as professional level. Lets recap a bit lest I forget about the 366 days in years to come.
A total of 172 posts written, which is just a little bit more than three posts per week. The number of readers who follow this blog increased more than 50% from some 35k/month to almost 55k/month according to sitemeter stats. Thank you!
On this front, I certainly must thank lady luck for all the invitations to sample food that I otherwise probably wouldn’t be able to afford on such frequency.
Some memorable dining experiences include Fugu at Kura Japanese restaurant at One World; tasting fried insects in Bangkok, and then cooking them at home with a bunch of daring jokers, parma ham at Bermuda and Onions, and nasi lemak at Jalan 223.
I’ve been out of the country for pleasure 4 times this year. Twice each to our neighbors to the south and north.
The Bangkok trip was interesting if only for the stupid ping pong con job we got ourselves into. Three months later I went to Krabi on a fam trip with a few other bloggers, it was definitely a lot more hectic but we enjoyed ourselves quite a bit regardless.
I also went to Singapore for the first time in more than a decade. The first trip was sponsored by Brand’s where 4 other comrades and I participated in a blogger’s challenge (which we didn’t win) against 5 other Singaporean bloggers. Three weeks later I went to the island republic again for the Nuffnang V-Post party for the last trip of the year. It was all pretty enjoyable.
Suan, Horng, and I won a trip to Krabi during a Heineken event late last year by beating 9 other teams in some flash games, so it seems like we’ll be heading there sometimes this coming May. All expenses paid, I’m not complaining. One of the things I want to do this year is to travel somewhere far too, location yet to be decided, but somewhere far, maybe alone.
It was also quite a happening year as far as parties go. There were 3 Nuffnang parties I attended, the pajamas party in March, Halloween party, and the Christmas bash in Singapore. There were other events such as Sunburst by Tuborg, Nokia, Guinness (cooking with Chef in Black) and more.
However, the most memorable party, admittedly a bit self absorbed in this case, was the fifth X’mas Eve Party at home. The picture above summed it all.
I also got to know quite a lot of new friends and lost a relationship via long distance in 2008. I guess you can’t win all.
I quit my previous job (which I only held for 7 months) and went back to work at KLCC for pretty much almost the same pay but with better prospect. Love the coffee machine at my current job, and enjoy the commute via LRT which allows me to read more. Certainly no complain in this department.
It has been a pretty fruitful year in many fronts, and I’ll be grateful if 2009 is at least as good as 2008. Now is there anyone applying for my vacant gf position? hahahaha, but ok, seriously, anyone? Hahahaha