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Babe_KL
16 Oct 2012

Thursday, 30 December 2010

It Has Been A Great Year Indeed

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Gosh how time flies... we're on the closing week of the year already, with a bright new year awaiting us in 2 days time. Let's reminiscence why 2010 have been so great to me at least.

When it comes to blogging, I guess nothing beats getting to know more people and making friends along the way. What more when FOOD is always the focus of our attention whenever we meet each time :p Food really does unites people!

It also never ceases to amaze me how many people, mostly strangers, have told me "OMG you're Babe_KL??", "Your blog is Babe in the City - KL? Ohhh I do read your blog."... well it's not only me but Capt'n Hook gets equal attention too *chuckles* He got one just yesterday when he called up a distributor and the person asked "Ohhh you must be Capt'n Hook?!!!" after informing him that he's a food blogger.

This is the year where we finally got ourselves exposed, no longer hiding behind Babe_KL or Capt'n Hook. NST featured us as their cover story with our photos plastered on the cover of Life & Times plus centrepage spread. I nearly 'died' when I heard big boss had read the article and I wondered how when he was away on holiday? Luckily he was receptive and looked happy holding the paper telling everyone that "Hey she works for me and look how famous she is to appear on 3 pages!".

As for work, I was offered a VSS after working for donkey years with the company in August. It was sad but at the same time I was really really happy looking forward to a long break. I'm still on my so called sabbatical break which a lot of people are envious of.

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I guess things do happen for a reason. When a group of us food bloggers were invited to Bayan Indah, never would I ever dream of Rohani Jelani offering me to work there when she heard of my VSS albeit it's on a part time basis. So these days, if you attend classes at Bayan Indah, you might see me there assisting in the kitchen. Not only that, I was given to opportunity to work with her team on developing recipes and coming up with new themes. What more could I ask for going to work in such a lush surroundings that come with fresh air and chirping birds?

BoiBoi is growing up nicely to a fine young man. A lot of times he really surprises me with a lot of things. Perhaps it's the thing about growing up with mostly adults, he's far more matured than his 8 years of age. Progressing all right with school but of course with lots of growing up pains as usual with friends in school. He's a real sweetie. Watch out all the gurls out there!

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There's also something in stall for both of us as well, hopefully by next year it will blossomed into something great. We're really looking forward to the new year, praying that it will be kind to us again and may all of us be in good health, holding more goodies our way and be blessed with the great company of friends and of course delicious food.

We want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a splendid New Year with all the good tidings in your way!

Happy New Year!

30 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

It has been a wonderful year indeed, and there shall be an even better one right around the corner! :)

Happy New Year - Babe_KL, Capt'n Hook & BoiBoi!

daphne said...

awww. Happy New Year to u too!!!! May the new year bring u more blessings and joy!

Charmaine said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Looking forward to more posts in 2011.

Julian Si said...

HAPPPPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR from the Middle East :-)

ping said...

Awww... it's great to hear of such positivity instead of people complaining how bad it was for them. And more in store too! Well, do I still wish you a great year ahead, knowing it's going to be? How about, Here's wishing you a new year full of more pleasant surprises!

celine said...

i am SO happy for you. you deserve all the success/recognition, my friend!!

thank YOU very much for making babe-kl a quality hangout place for me, and for being my cooking "guru"!:)

here's to more success in 2011 and a blessed year for you and your two boys! :)

xoxo,
Celine
P/S I have moved to a new home: www.ooiceline.com. please update your link/reader.
only given 2 days notice to pack up and leave. will probably blog about it one day :(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Lovely writeup. I'm glad we've gotten to know each other better this year through all the little projects (cooking classes, etc) we've been involved in. Love to you and your family.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy New Year babe! Hope you will have another great year in 2011.

J said...

*HUGS*
Life brings us so many surprises, some good and some bad... but good to see that it looks like you have been blessed with much more "good". Hope that 2011 can be even good-er for you, Captn Hook and Boi Boi. :)

HairyBerry said...

Happy new year to you and your family! Here's wishing you every success in 2011! :)

Selba said...

Definitely it sounds you've been having a great year indeed :)

Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family *hugs*

tigerfish said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

^cherie said...

Awww.. your year sounds awesome and i'm sure next year would be even better!

Have a wonderful New Year babe.. :)

xx

qwazymonkey said...

U know what they say, everything happens for a reason and all good things come to those who wait.

Have a great 2011 ahead too! Cheers

Click Click Culinary said...

Happy New Year to you babeincitykl! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

What a year! Cheers to more delicious food and happy days ahead! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Babe. I plan to take some lessons at Bayan Indah when I go back next year. I hope to see you there.

babe_kl said...

Gosh thanks for all the well wishes. You guys have been a great joy supporting us all the way ;-). We are really really touched by your gestures. Happy new year to all again!

vialentino said...

hi hi...so sorry for not visiting here for quite sometime due to my some personal stuff.

Anyway, I would like to wish u & ur family a Happy New Year 2011 ... hope all goes well for u in 2011.

Cheers,

Johnson

PureGlutton said...

Happy New Year, PS, Hookk and BoiBoi! Wishing u all more great things to come in 2011!

J2Kfm said...

Happy New Year to you, Capt Hook and Boi Boi as well.
Yeah, I can imagine how fruitful it would be to be working at Bayan Indah, grooming chefs-to-be. :)

Paprika said...

Happy new year Babe! This was a lovely post to end the year. Wishing you, Capt Hook and Boi Boi love, success, delicious eats and happiness for 2011! x

Jon said...

Happy New Year 2011. Hope to see you sometime for dinner in Kajang.

Jon

CUMI & CIKI said...

Happy new year, darling babe!!

noobcook said...

I enjoyed reading your recipes, happy new year to you and your loved ones! :)

Jason said...

Happy New Year Babe! Hope 2011 will bring more pleasant surprise to you and your family!

Maya said...

Happy New Year to you and it already sounds like the year is going to be interesting!!That whole gig at Bayan Indah sounds amazing :)

UnkaLeong said...

Awww...A little late in coming, but a very Happy New Year to you, Capt Hook and Boi Boi!

They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ;) All the best in your future endeavours!

Little Inbox said...

Happy New Year!
So happy to hear that you had a fruitful year of 2011! :)

babe_kl said...

Thanks guys for all the well wishes