My 2011 in 9 Points

Happy New Year, everyone! and with the regularity of my postings, I might as well wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year now… In a blink of an eye 2011 has passed us and it has been a very eventful year for me. As with the past few years, here’s my review of the year in 9 points. Why 9? You have to read one of my old posts to find out why (here are the editions for 2010, 2009 and 2008).


2011 started with me finally getting an Android. Goodbye Nokia / Sony Ericsson, hello free apps. After a year, I’m still enjoying the Android experience, but I’m thinking of switching to HTC now. Samsung is cool and all, but the lag is just infuriating sometimes.


You don’t have to be religious or superstitious to see the end of the world is coming soon with the increasingly frequent natural disasters. But 2011 will be remembered for the Japan tsunami and earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. The scary thing is that a few months later Christchurch reminded us that it will only get worse as time goes by.



Sure it was just a promotional trip just to make money, but of course i enjoyed watching them play. Significant also that $amir Nasri left a few weeks later. Hope you enjoy your short stay there.

Gold Coast

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We’ve been vacationing a lot these few years, but this trip was one of the best.



A holiday with a difference.

Still Painting


After more than a year, I’m still glad my new hobby is ongoing strong.

New Ride


After driving for 20 years, i’ve finally left behind manual cars when i bought a Toyota Rush. Great car, lots of space.


And not to mention entering the world of DSLR cameras with my new Canon 1100D. Opened to a whole new world of taking photos. I’m not particularly a fan of photography, but a good photo by a good camera is obvious to anyone to see.

Books, books and still more books

And yes, I’m still reading. Slowed down a bit in 2011, but 2011 will be remembered for 2 things – I started on George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, and the year I discovered BookDepository.com. Will talk about my books in the next post.

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