Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 

We were invited to a New Year's Eve party at a hotel. Although it was fun to usher in the new year with friends and many strangers, I would prefer to have a quiet dinner at home.

 
Balloons descended as the clock struck twelve......

 
 Stuck in the massive traffic jam for more than an hour

The authorities like to organize mega events at Marina Bay but they have yet to solve the traffic and human jams that result from such activities. My friends and I were stuck in the traffic jam, sitting in our stationery vehicles for more than an hour. Finally we were able to inch our way slowly out of this mess.

My foreign friends almost had heart attacks watching the fare meter of their taxi rising........ Poor guys.

Lesson learnt : Avoid Marina Bay whenever there is a mega event.  

May the New Year bring happiness and good health to everyone!


First Commenter - Lina

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful lights it looks like you had fun! Although it is already 2010 for you I have but a few hours left of 2009. I wanted to say thank you for the past year, and your friendship, be safe and I'll see you next year!

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  2. Happy New Year! Can't believe I'm the first commenter! Hugs to you!

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  3. Happy New Year 2010!! May this year be your best thus far! : )

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  4. Happy New Year to you and your family, ECL! Have a wonderful and lucky year! Hugs & kisses

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  5. That's two reasons why I hate to go to any outdoor mega event, bad traffic and big crowds! I get turn off , that's why I rather stay at home and enjoy the solitude and calmness with the family.
    Thanks for the wishes, here's wishing you a good year ahead.

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  6. Happy New Year ECL!!

    May 2010 be another great year for you!!!

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  7. Happy New Year ECL. You had a great celebration by the looks of things.:)

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  8. Happy New Year, ECL! May 2010 be a better year for all of us :)

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  9. Happy new year to you and your family. The next milestone : Chinese new year :) already the new yr songs are everywhere

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  10. Happy New Year!

    May you and your family be blessed with good health, joy, love, hope and fulfilment for the year of 2010.

    Thank you for the creative greetings and wishes you have left on my blog.

    More importantly, I thank you for your love, care and generosity in being a great friend. Thank you!

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  11. It looked like a great celebration ECL but I bet thee will still be people trying to get out come February! A very happy New Year to you and yours

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  12. Wow, that looks like a great celebration ! I also sat in traffic jam, but only for half an hour and with pleasure, because after 3 years of "quiet dinner at home" I had to go out and feel alive again ! I went with my friend into Brussels casino, watched the gambling people (very funny) lost 10 € and then we watched the beautiful firework !

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  13. Long ago we learned NOT to go out on New years Eve, ecl! For the very same reasons you express. Also to avoid the crazy drivers who have had a little too much to drink! HNY! :)

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  14. Happy new year! An abundant year to us all!

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  15. Wishing a Happy New Year 2010 to you and your loved ones ECL!Good health and peace on earth.

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  16. Though all the fanfare is fun ushering in the New Year, I too prefer quiet nights at home. Happy year to come. May it unfold ever more delightful ways. Thanks so much for all the well wishes!

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  17. rich cultural experiences,
    exciting and thoughtful thoughts.

    Happy New Year's Day!


    http://www.jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com
    welcome.

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  18. I hope you have a great year ahead ECL. Happy New Year!

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  19. Happy New Year. I appreciate the wishes you left on my comment box. I hope you have your heart's content this year.

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  20. ECL, what a fabulous way to ring in the new year!

    and here's wishing you and your family good health, joy and may all of life's best things be yours this 2010!

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  21. Happy New Year, blogger friend. I wish for you every happiness in 2010.

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  22. Happy 2010! May it be a year of peace, happiness, and enjoyed in good health by you and yours!

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  23. Happy New Year to you and your family too.

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  24. thank you for your warm new year greetings! i wish for you all the best and all the good things your heart desires =]

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  25. Happy New Year 2010. Me stayed home scared of the jams and crowd.

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  26. I can imagine the taxi fare.. :P Yeah, got stuck the same way during the F1.. Nearly died waiting to get out of there.. :D :D :D I also prefer just staying at home curled up on the sofa with my kitty next to me.. More relaxing.. :)

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  27. Happy New Year 2010 ECL!

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  28. Ooh! I hate traffic jams! Definitely wise to stay away and have a quiet dinner at home is better! Haha!

    Btw drop by my blog quick! Your name is being mentioned ; )

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  29. Happy New Year ECL! :)

    Like you, I prefer to stay at home and avoid crowded place. :)

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  30. My sis is one of the "poor" people haha^^

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  31. A blessed New Year to you ECL.
    I like watching fireworks in the new year.

    Marly

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  32. ECL, I pray for you a blessed New Year!

    The photos are very nice, thanks for sharing! The traffic jam-- UGH! I also would have preferred to stay home.

    Have a great week!

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  33. Hi ECL, Here is wishing you and all your loved ones a Very Happy and Safe 2010!

    Thank you so much for the lovely wish you left for me. :)

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  34. Happy New Year!!!!!!!! Best of 2010 to you!

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  35. Looks like fun, albeit chaotic. I hate the traffic afterwards though, that's what keeps me away from many big events - too many crowds.

    Happy New Year to you, may it be filled with all things good.

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  36. haha...happy new year! have a great year ahead! :D

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  37. Happy New Year, Ms ECL! I love the part of the balloons dropping!

    May this year bring us more stories to share and good health. Thanks for the friendship in blogging!

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  38. Happy New Year!
    Wish you all the best for you & your family.
    Cheers!

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  39. happy new year ECL! may the new year bring happiness, good health and joy to u! :)

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  40. Looks like you had a good time after all, but I do agree with you; nothing is like being home :-)

    Happy New Year to you and yours and thanks so much for your greetings and wishes - month by month for the new year!

    Thanks also for the friendship in Blogsphere for four years. I love reading your post, your personal twist and reports and also thank you for all your visit and nice comments on mine!

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  41. traffic jams are so difficult to avoid on big days. we avoided the jam by riding on motorbikes for this new year. :p a happy 2010 to you! :)

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  42. happy new year eastcoastlife! may you have a great year ahead! ill be there two nights from now. ill enjoy singapore!

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  43. Happy New Year ECL!

    May this year be more fruitful for you and your family!

    Hugs!!

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  44. Hopefully 2010 will be a better year for everyone. here's wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead. :)

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  45. and thanks for the NY wishes you left in my blog. Happy 2010!

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