2016 in Pictures

Happy New Year guys! Another chapter has come and gone, and it’s time to begin a new one. 🙂 Since I’ve done a Year in Pictures for 2014 and 2015, I thought of continuing the tradition this time around too. 🙂 Another interesting year, with lots of ups and downs, food and travelling:

JANUARY

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Started the year full of zest! Work was going well at the startup I joined, my colleagues were fun, and I was thoroughly enjoying my job. Highlights this month: My big boss treated us to some good food at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton KL.

FEBRUARY

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Went to Manila, Philippines for the first time. I still can’t make up my mind if I love or hate this city. It’s colourful to say the least. I like the history and the culture, not so much the poverty and poor infrastructure. Visited places like Rizal Park, Intramuros, Ocean Park, Quezon City and more.

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Also went to Tagaytay and met up with two friends, Bonny and Geldy.  While in Manila, met up with Kris.

MARCH

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Attended the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Putrajaya. 

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Went with H to the Lost World of Tambun Hot Spring and Spa/Theme Park for a review.

APRIL

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Sneak peek of the Dragon Run – an inflatable obstacle course race in Genting Highlands. Got to try it before everyone else! 🙂

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Lucky me won an iPod from a draw at an event.

MAY

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Had fancy and authentic French food for the first time at 2OX Bistro in KL.

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Went to a dog cafe for the first time.

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Visited the National Visual Arts Gallery.

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Brought my editor to Thean Hou Gong Temple in KL.

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Tried to surprise Yasmin for her birthday. Note: tried. She saw the whatsapp group created on her boyfriend’s phone so it got spoilt lol. Still had loads of fun 😀

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Brought the bro to JumpStreet Trampoline Park.

Things weren’t going well at work at this time because of a certain individual in the company, who was an unethical twat – using office hours to do outside work, lying, cheating, making up stories, playing politics, etc. I had a fight with her and decided I had enough….so I quit my job.

JUNE

Started seeing a lot of floaters. Doc said I had a small hole in the retina, so I did laser eye surgery.

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Tried out this friggin awesome cafe called Owls Cafe in Bukit Jalil. They serve amazing waffles and breakfasts.

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Went to ComicFest with the bro. Finally met my favourite local cartoonist, Abam Apam. 😀

JULY

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Fam trip to Bandung, Indonesia. Visited two volcanoes, hot springs, a giant lake in the mountains and loads of natural attractions.

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Also met up with Liv while in Bandung! 🙂

AUGUST 

Mum had her cataract surgery. Since I was at home doing freelancing while looking for a new job, I had to do chores, ferry her to the hospital and take care of her. I got a little depressed from not having a job, and also because of my mum’s condition.

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Took a break to Pulau Ketam, a fishing island off the coast of Selangor.

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Parents went meditating at Genting’s Swee Chin Temples so I tagged along.

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Strawberry farm. 20160730_110328-tile

Also visited the French Village at Bukit Tinggi.

SEPTEMBER 

Finally landed a job, which was a great mood booster! It was also my birthday month. 🙂

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Went with Evelyn to check out the LED Flower exhibition at MAEPS.

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Visited the Islamic Arts Museum.

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Birthday celebration with college mates, and to see Nicole off for her 1-year working holiday in New Zealand.

OCTOBER 

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Went for Nights of Fright at Sunway Lagoon with C.

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Introduced to an amazing Italian restaurant called Enorme.

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Attended the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival in Genting.

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Tried Dining in the Sky at the Sepang F1 Circuit.

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Went for Escape the Fate Live in Malaysia with Danial.

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Traveled back to Ipoh. Visited the Agarwood Plantation, Concubine Lane, Gopeng and Museums.

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NOVEMBER 

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Flew to Penang for the opening of Penang Design Village, for work.

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Stayed at a classy 5-star suite with my own private dipping pool and like 10 pillows to each bed lol.

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Went to catch a local musical with Evelyn.

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Traveled to Singapore for a media trip. Visited art galleries, museums, and historical/cultural places of interest. Met up with my high school bestie Grace and went out drinking til morning at Clarke Quay.

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Cousin’s wedding in Ipoh.

DECEMBER

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Back in Manila again! Went to more places – Marikina, San Sebastian Church, Bonifacio Global City.

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Then on to Sabah in East Malaysia. Fresh seafood, sea views, and visited a CSR project in the interior. Rode in a Range Rover deep into the jungle and hiked to the village dam. Interesting experience!

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Succumbed to temptation and bought more books at the Big Bad Wolf Sale.

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And finally, made this site into a .com!

Hope you guys had a great year and here’s to a better 2017! 🙂

xoxo,

Eris

 

 

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Author: Luna

Bibliophile/foodie. Drop me a line at erisgoesto@gmail.com

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