Jan 1 – The minutes are ticking away as a new episode opens while I am well into the first 24 hours of 2009.
The eve of the 1st day of 2009 has started rather tamely with a very sober celebration at a friend’s place followed by viewing the fireworks display outside his house which is a stone throw from the Curve. We then returned to the house and watched “Accidental Husband” to pass time as we anticipated a traffic jam. True enough, we left at 1.45 a.m. and was still greeted by a massive jam. We managed to take a back road to link to Penchala Link and we were in Sri Hartamas by 2.00 a.m. where we got caught in a traffic jam. The culprit of the crawl was a Police Road Block which delayed us some 20 minutes. After the road block which I had no problems in clearing, we were home by 2.45 a.m. It was such a tame affair compared with the eve of 2008.
Slept in late on the first day of the year. I was down with a nasty sore throat and a dry cough so there was no inducement to go out. We gave a Bukit Apek trek a miss as we expected a late night. On second thoughts, we could have done the Bukit Apek trek which was scheduled at 8.30 am. Nevertheless, I only woken at 10.30 am and it was a continued affair with my Desk top. Checking out my Facebook, commenting on Flickr, going through my blog, etc. took a good 3 hours before we proceed for lunch at Madam Kwan’s.
Thought of catching up on a movie but the crowd at Pavilion was just too much to our liking. Came back to nap. Handled a couple of business calls (some people has no life and work on holidays). Mowed the lawn. Watched MIB again. Had dinner and watched Jurassic Park III. Then it back t0 the desktop.
That’s pretty much summed up my first day of 2009. A bit too low tuned for my liking. Well, I have 364 days more to make 2009 better than 2008.
So what can I do in 2009?
The year of the Ox is coming around the corner by 26th January 2009. The Ox symbolises a hard worker. It may very well be ominous that we are going into the Ox year as the recession is expected to hit hard and the only thing we can all do is work harder and work smarter.
Recession or no recession, 2009 will be my year of reckoning. Come what may.
The important thing is to strive and to preservere.