Well New Year's Eve is almost here in Penang. I just finished posting New Year's greetings in my two other blogs, Senior Neurons and Retired in Malaysia. It is going to be a very warm New Years Eve here, as was Christmas and every holiday. At times like these I sometimes miss the cold weather and fluffy white snow from back home, but only briefly. Snow is beautiful, when fresh, but you have to drive in in and shovel it. It's good exercise though. Speaking of exercise I managed to drag myself to the gym for the last time in 2011. It was a difficult time, as the A/C wasn't working that well and it was extremely humid.
I suppose just about everyone is planning on some sort of New Year's Eve celebration, either staying home for a quiet early night, partying at a friends home of going out for a night on the town with hundreds of party goers. For me, I am celebrating New Year's Eve with a Mexican flare to include chili and tacos. Of course there will be a lot of beverages as well. After dinner we will watch fireworks over Gurney Drive from our balcony. With all of that Mexican food I don't want to get that close to the fireworks.
I hope that before everyone celebrates the New Year's, resolutions have already been made. Some people will give up or try giving up smoking, some will go on a diet (once again) and many people will start going to the gym to work off excess holiday weight. At the beginning of January gyms are packed with those complying with their resolutions, but by the beginning of February they have given up already. This year, as last year, my New Year resolution is not to make any. This way I never break my resolutions. I hope whatever resolutions anybody they can try hard and keep them, for a happy and healthy 2012.
However you celebrate, or even if you don't I wish all of my family, friends and everyone a very safe, healthy, prosperous and happy New Year. Please celebrate sensibly and drive carefully. I want everyone around for 2012.
HAPPY NEW YEAR