Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

It has been a year of waiting. The very last memory of what we did last year was the lunar new year, eating and feasting with our relative and friends. At times, we had to even visit people that we do not want to visit and have to wish them with good luck. What kind of world is that? Lunar new year is a time to forget the bad things and start a fresh. It never happened. It is for the businessman to finish all the uncleared debts.

The second thing that we could remember was endless of friends coming to Singapore to visit us and we are really happy about that. Opps, that started from the year before that, with Romina and Johanna during October 2010. They didn’t stay with us but we were together for some time. Thanks to Desmond Kong and Cindy that helped us ferry them around.

Then, there is:

Ruru, met and lived together in Australia

Dave, USA, that he helped us in our worst time of our trip.

Kamil and Iza, we never met them before but have been contacting each other during our trip. We ended up meeting in Singapore.

Teresa from Chile, we met in Columbia. She is a real backpacker! Time was to tight for us to bring her around because at the same time, the swiss team, Saskia and Andrea, were with us in our house. It was a reneion party for us with the Swiss team. We had so much to do in Singapore with them! They stayed with us for 10 days and still, Sentosa wasn’t in the queue.  It was too little time.

Adi, from Indonesia, we brought him around to have a short visit of Singapore’s bike shop because he was on a study visit.

Gary Wong and his girlfriend, staying with us for a few days and we enjoyed the Chilli crab meal.  We met Gary when he was in India.

Don at Canada, Vancovour, came home one day telling Ashley and Scott: look what I found on the road! They were so surprise that it wasn’t any cats or dogs but 2 RTW bikers. That’s how we got to know Ashley and Scott. They didn’t stay with us but we had fun on our truck, going round and round Singapore.

Mark and Senne were the first bikers that we hosted. We have not met them before but it was our pleasure to provide them with a space to crash on. Glad that they enjoyed Singapore but the red tape that Singapore has disallow them to bring their Australian registered bike in.

Did we missed out anyone?

Then we remembered the 2 election campaigns that were involved. Thanks to the internet, we could know more about the government and the policy behind it. It seems that everything is sensitive in Singapore. Which is not a sensitive area or topic in Singapore? I cannot think of any. Anything can be turned into sensitive! By involving in the campaigns, I see things differently and know more about how it is being run. I get to know more people and get different views. Who knows? Maybe one day I might run for the Presidency of Singapore. Luckily we are not affected by the natural disaster in Singapore, which consisted about the flood, the ponding and the MRT train breakdown.

Then there is rides, holiday and bike complaint. The 10 days ride to Kota Bahru and Gua Musang was satisfying for the both of us. The ride to Malacca for the recent 3 nation charity ride was another fun ride with our close friends. The only ‘holiday’ that we could remember was the trip to Pulau Tioman for 1 week, then, we realized how comfortable it was to have our bike and tent, minus Hope Too. And the worse of all, no body has confident that he could save Hope Too’s problems. Maybe our next blog we will try to: Africa Twin for sale in Singapore.

There’s another chapter about our problems faced during the last 6-8 months for considering publishing a book. Lets not talk about it now.

2011: looking back, nothing has been achieved. Though we have come back from the days living on the road, I must say that the trip is not completed.

It is not completed. Why not?

Samantha told me today: many new businesses today, they need to choose between income or moral value.

I listened to a speech and the great man said: to save the world, we must

无条件的 服务一切众生 ,爱护众生。谈附带条件是行不同的。

In English, it means to: service all living beings and love them, without conditions. To negotiate for conditions will not be workable.

We shall take this 2 as our guideline to what ever we do in the coming years.

2011: Seems like we have unfinished task to do from the trip.

We will not forget you.

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