HAPPY NEW YEAR
As my fellow retired expats know, as you grow older time passes more quickly. So another New Year is upon us. This will be my fourth New Year's Eve since moving to Penang. There will be no shortage of ways to welcome in the New Year. Pubs and bars of Upper Penang Road, Precinct 10 and Straits Quay will all be packed with revelers. Many high end restaurants and hotels are offering New Year's Eve specials to attract celebrants. I am sure many Malaysians and expats will be partaking in the festivities. For many the celebrations can be quite pricey so they will celebrate in their own ways. Some of the locals attend temple or church for prayers to welcome the New year. Others will have a quiet time at home with friends, pizza, snacks and drinks and watching the New Year come in. This year that is exactly what I will be doing. Some barbecue pork, Domino's pizza and beer and wine and then watching the many fireworks displays that can be seen from my balcony.
What ever way you celebrate I hope everyone in Malaysia and everyone planning on coming to Malaysia to retire and live, has a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2013. Happy New year.