Everyone ~ let me correct that, almost everyone around the world is looking forward to 2009. Some lucky ones will get to see it, but some may fall short - not of thier choice but there is a far more greater power who decides when your time is up. If one is staying in the Gaza Strip now, or sailing the Somali waters, it gets tougher. So in this last few hours of the year of 2008, life for me goes on as usual and I would say I have been keeping myself busy. I hope to blog about my reflections of 2008 and anticipation and hope for 2009 but well, I 2008 still has some errands for me.
The final hours of 2008 mean a lot to my friends and relatives - some who are tying the knot at this year end. Weddings are common during this time especially - I observe that the restaurants are packed with wedding receptions be it in Sibu or Sri Aman. As I ply between these two Divisions I see cars, buses and 4WD vehicles bearing flags and 'Just Married' decos. This is usually due to the fact that during any year ends, relatives from afar come together (be it for leave or holiday) all for one reason - like it or not, to celebrate the coming of the new year.
I had my share these 'parties' and 'celebration' in Sri Aman be it for the pre Christmas celebrations or other reasons - one thing I notice is that during these functions the 'Poco-Poco' dance addiction is phenomenal. Anyway I believe its safer a safer alternative to the 'Shuffle'.
Chirstmas Show Cum Dinner 2008 organised by St; Lucke Chirch and RTM Rasa FM (Radio Sri Aman) - YB Tuan Masir Kujat the Member of Parliamemnt for P. 202 Sri Aman rendering his Golden Voice
And there we have it - the 'Poco-Poco' ~ the favourite dance for all who went to the dance floor. I have to admit that its easier than doing the Macarena.
The 'Poco-Poco' was made more livelier with some upbeat tunes by Mr & Mrs Jennarino Jeraki and Jenny Tan
2008 also sees my friend who is famed for introducing the Pirate of Bintulu in my blog ~ Congrats to Mr. Alexander Donald who graduated with Master of Human Reource Development this year. Your 'Secret' of success must be shared with all of us one day.... hehe
My Christmas in Sibu
Christmas this year for the family was marked by attending Christmas Eve mass at the Sibu Iban Methodist Church. I am glad that I came in time too as the 'Pendrive' virus or something similiar to it struck again resulting in the PC which contained the whole night's program to stall. Cikgu Mamat who was operating the PC and LCD projector kept restarting the PC as it seemed to 'hang' whenever he try to get the PC to read the pendrive.
The Carolling went on well as the Christmas Songs (minus the lyrics) were more easily sung but the important thing in the pendrive was the Mass's message on the 'Meaning of Christmas'.
The Flood Situation in Sibu
As I had commented in Hammy's Blog, I was toying with her advice to personalise my wardrobe . I had an official event coming up in Sri Aman and was passed some clothing material a week earlier. Thus the problem was in getting a tailor who could work fast as most of the tailors in Sri Aman refused to do a rush job. Since I was holidaying in Sibu I went to my Dad's favourite tailor at Wisma Sanyan ~ Singapore Tailor. Operating from Wisma Sanyan would have to mean that he should be one the best (to be able to rent the place I mean).
Maal Hijrah 2008
As the Maal Hijrah 2008 was to be hosted in Sri Aman, I rushed back from Sibu on Sunday afternoon to assist the various organising committees prepare for the celebration there.
The next morning we had the Perhimpunan Maal Hijrah 2008 at the Sri Aman Dewan Suarah. Amongst the VIPs who were waiting to recieve the Governor's were (from left) YBahagia Datu Putit Matzen, YB Datuk Francis Harden ak Hollis, YB Datp Sri Abang Zohari (representing the Right Honourable Chirf Minister), YBahagia Datuk Mohd Morshid Abd Ghani (Acting State Secretary) and Datu Misnu
So, should I be considering looking into what has happened in 2008 and make plans for 2009? I still have not made up my mind as there's another dinner to attend tonight. I have been postponing things in life and I know that I also cannot sit back and wait for 2009 to come. It is by God's mercy that we wake up to a new day everyday. God Bless Us All.