Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 is Over (Thank You)

"Run straight for your dream," Dorks Never Say Die by Pee Wee Gaskins.

Goodbye 2009~

And so, 2009 is coming to a close. And this is the time most of us would sit back and reminisce about the year that has been. It's also the time of year that people would set their aims and goals for improving themselves in the year ahead. Being the "easily influenced" type, I don't want to miss out on the fun either, and this post will be an ode to 2009. A lame one, but an ode, nonetheless.

2009 was for me a good year (but then again, any year spent healthy would be a good year, no?)

It was the last year I have spent as a teen (unofficially) and my 2nd and 3rd semesters of my foundation course. I will be entering 2010 (Kedah Maju?) aged 20 (adult?) and in my degree years.

First and foremost, I would like to thank God, but then again, I thank Him every chance that I get. Alhamdulillah.

Next, I would like to thank my family for always being there for me, providing, caring, loving. This also includes cousins, uncles and aunts. It wouldn't be half, heck, even a quarter as good if even one of them weren't there. So thank you.

I would also like to thank my Cohort mates for helping me out in the turbulent 2nd semester. A special thanks would be given to the Cohort 2 guys (all 8 of 'em), all them TESL 2 kids (for making FREP what it is now) and generally to anyone else that helped a lot. I would like to drop a few names here, if you don't mind. Thank you to Hystrix (for being the best assistant and friend a guy could ask for), Azie (for being a tremendous help and for always keeping me grounded), Bagan (for being a great older brother), Aini Thoyba (you don't know how much your words mean to me), Nurul (for giving me something to smile about), Lan (for reminding me time and again that I'm not the perfect human being), and all the lecturers that have helped us tirelessly to get this far.

A special thanks to Miss Letch (my tutor and boss), Madam Rovena (for making ES my favourite subject), Miss Choong Ching Ching (for caring a lot), Madam Salmah (for making SS fun and being one of my favourite lecturers, even though you're no longer one), Madam Nurulnadia (for making me realize I was weak and want to improve) Miss Malar (even though you don't teach me, you taught me a lot), Madam Mariah (for inviting me to realize that I love acting, and for the books that you've lent), Mr Ganesan (for being a cool lecturer) and any other lecturer that might have slipped my mind. Thank you and thank you again for everything.

Next on the list are my Alor Star friends. All them boys from Delude, Akmal Chom (whom I got to see only once this year), Collegian friends, rugby friends and all. I hope not to lose touch with all'a'yall, and with the existence of a little thing called Facebook, it'll be hard to. Thanks fer ev'rythang y'all.

Wow, it turned out to be just a really big thank you list, huh? I wonder how my thank you list would look like if I won an Oscar (as if).

'Till next year,



EL90 said...

'for being a tremendous help and for always keeping me grounded' - eh?
hahaha i cant imagine if u have to make a thank you list wen u win da JPP's position dude...not oscar...or will it be the same as oscar for u?? :P

haha amboi2 brani kutuk aku ek...haha
by da way..thz dude.. flattered i~
i'll keep an eye on u next year...


chris federick said...

Happy New Year dude!

anak pak man said...

ler, kutuk apanya? puji tuu. hehe

happy nu year to u too!

EL90 said...

hahha ya la...for keeping u grounded sounds quite harsh aku menjalankan pemerintahan kuku besi ke atas kau je..hahaha

anak pak man said...

xla, keeping me grounded to mcm xbagi aku lupa diri n terbawa2 dengan perasaan..itu jea..

phytohystrix said...


The previous years were glorious,alhamdulillah. We learned and joked and laughed and hurt each other and fell and rose again and...wrote it all in our blogs. :) Blogger sungguh.. But it offered a great deal of lessons and new skills to acquire, as well as achievements to smile about,how I'm grateful for the chance of working with our team throughout the 2nd sem.

Friends are around for hundreds of reasons,some of them are good,and vice versa. We chose a kind for us to call ourselves as. I believe that He sent each of the 62 us to one another so that we can learn about the beauty of life. For everything,my apologies and thank you too. Arguing is just our favourite pastime-I've no idea why-but we learned through it. And I see that we're still us,only a bit altered here and there. Best wishes.. :)

anak pak man said...

The 61 around me has taught me the beauty AND the ugly of life.. And I'm not the biggest fan of the ugly part, although I sense that part will arise even more frequently this year.. I don't know why, but I sense it..
Yeah, we do learn a lot from our arguments, and to tell you the truth, I miss them.. huhu
Best wishes to u too.. :)