Here Comes 2017

It’s official, page 1 of 365.

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More importantly, this is the Year of the Rooster. The last time this happened, I was in my final year of primary school. I was 12 and now, I’m turning 24 in a month’s time. The next Year of the Rooster will be when I’m 36, the thought of me in my 30s is a daunting one.

Initially, I didn’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve. It was most likely a simple dinner with my family albeit one of my brothers made plans with his friends and dad isn’t home till Chinese New Year holidays. Elizabeth suggested a get-together for dinner which became a sleepover plan after further discussions few days prior. I was super hyped of course. Unfortunately, she got held up with work last minute (she’s currently chambering in a law firm) so it was down to Caely, Gary and I.

Nonetheless, we decided to celebrate with a trip up to Genting Highlands. The weather was cool and misty which was a pleasant escape from the usual scorching Malaysian weather. I do love the monsoon season, with the rain and wind. Plus, it’s a great excuse to bust out the coats and jackets!

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Getting foggy as the night sky drizzled, love the cold wind!

We had dinner at this Korean restaurant, KyoChon which is well-known for their fried chicken and judging by the long queue, it was worth the wait. We opted for soy flavour and looooord, it was too good! The crispy skin and even the breast meat which is usually dry and tasteless was full of flavour. Trust Caely and Gary to be the foodie in my social circle, I’ll definitely be returning for more with my brothers.

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Salad drizzled with mandarin sauce and some drinks.

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Soy-flavoured fried chicken, it was delish!

After that, we walked around while stopping for Chatime and Gong Cha and quizzing each other on My Litte Pony trivia. As midnight approaches, we joined the crowd gathered in the centre of the mall for the countdown to New Years with the DJ dropping the beat on stage. Frankly, the countdown was a wee bit anticlimactic. I think the MC should’ve started counting down from at least 10 seconds instead of 5.

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Burger and Lobster (the hipster food for all Malaysian students studying abroad in UK back then) opening now in Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands.

We also visited the casinos and Gary played a few rounds of this game which I’m not sure what it’s called while Caely and I observed with amusement. As the traffic subsides, we stopped at Gohtong Jaya for a quick bite of curry noodles and dim sum before we head home around 4am.

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Cheers to another year of friendship!

Although I have not the faintest clue about how 2017 will turn out but there’s sure to be some changes; for the better and it starts with baby steps. Needless to say, 2017, I’ll be here to make some memories. A Happy New Year to all!

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