On Thursday, December 31st the little area around the BBQ pit was fast becoming a 'tropical' garden transformed by some residents of Sinaran Ukay, in time to usher in the fast approaching new year.
After many nights of planning and discussions, the time has arrived to greet 2010.
The evening started off with a welcoming speech by resident Capt. Nasa calling the residents to abstain from anything that might spoil the 'mood' of the evening.
1. no bickering about your neighbors
2. no mention of the Joint Management Committee
3. and no 'break wind' to pollute the environment.
Once the sizzling hot BBQ steak, chicken and lamb were served onto our plates, a 'doa' was recited by resident Tuan Haji Bakri thanking 'Allah Al-mighty' on the 'rezeki', the peace and harmony bestowed upon the residents of Sinaran Ukay.
Thanks to resident Yazid, we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a 3 piece band of buskers serenading us with songs from the past and present 'sing-a-longs' that made us want to stand up and 'boogie'.
In line with the 'TROPICAL" theme agreed by everyone, the most favored dressed male for the night was unanimously won by resident Jamal and Zila as the most favored dressed female.
Special thanks to Stella for conducting the quiz that challenges the 'kids' in all of us. It brought new meaning to the program 'I am not smarter than a fifth grader'.
As for the kids, they had a field of a time solving puzzles and played games that were painstakingly prepared by the non-exhaustive game-master Fazu.
Of course no social gathering would be complete without the exchange of gifts among caring friends who as neighbors are the nearest 'family' to rely upon in times of need.
As usual the 'countdown' to the new year has enabled us to witness from a 'bird's eye view' the colourful fireworks brightening the KL skyline, a privilege that we have come to enjoy since the last decade from the very comforts of our home here among the hills of Bukit Antarabangsa.
Lastly many thanks to everyone especially Capt. Nasa, Yam & family, Aziz, Zila & family, Yazid, Fazu & family, Jamal & family, Zam & family, Darif & family, Tuan Hj Bakri & family, Shai & Stella, Alfie, Aishah Diva & family, Asri, Laila & family, Onn & family, Dadzie & family, Mansur, Tuty & family, Azhar, and also to those whose names were inadvertently left out (you know who you are) for making this event a roaring success and hopefully by next year the friendship expands much further to the remaining residents of Sinaran Ukay.
Here is to the next decade of friendship ... till 2020, be kind to your neighbors .
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