Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An Open Letter to 2009

Dear 2009,

Hey there, I believe we haven't met just yet, though we most probably will in a few hours.

To be honest, this is the very first time I'm writing a letter to a year. I suppose you should know that I along with a few others have not made any resolutions to celebrate your arrival, but that's beside the point.

The thing is, I was kind of hoping to catch you before you descended upon us. It's just hours away where people will be ushering you in with fireworks, countdowns and laughter induced by champagne bubbles... So before anything happens, I'd like to request just one thing. Be nice. Just that. I'm not hoping for anything spectacular, but it would be nice if 2009 (that is you, if you've forgotten) could leave out unnecessary pain from your list of things to do. So many people have a lot of hopes on you, you know.

I'm sure that at the end, you don't want to be rated the same as 2008 - unpredictable and only getting a five out of ten... (and just so you know this is not a threat)

Well I guess that's it. You're most probably busy preparing for your big moment, and it's totally pointless dragging this forever.

thanks and regards,


  1. That was a long week. Welcome back Terra! :D and a very happy new year to you!

  2. Thank you... And a very Happy New Year to you as well :)

  3. Happy New year and an ultra cool 2009 to you too!

  4. Hey Terra, I kept thinking as to whether you would be able to hold on for a week from 23rd Dec 2008 to 01st Jan 2009 to write your next blogpost. I thought 'Curtain Falls' was meant to be the last post for 2008. :P ;)

    Btw, that was nice note! A Very Happy 2009!:)

  5. Okay, so i think i just posted a comment but it doesn't seem to have registered with blogger, so jut in case it doesn't appear later on, have a brilliant new year, though it';ll be way past in malaysia

  6. Aunty: :) Ultra cool it shall be

    popsis: Happy 2009 to you as well. As for my last post, I believe I used the word tentative (even italicized it) ;)

    kartik: I think that comment got lost in space... where do dead comments go to die, I wonder? Anyway, it's still Jan 1st... so Happy New year to you! :)

  7. This is very sweet..and it is so true about the year 2008 being a 5 out of 10.

  8. Thanks... Yeah, 2008 was definitely a five.

  9. Be nice. Good instruction to the new year. I'd also kind of like interesting, but in a good way.

  10. Now that's original. I like that. And just a simple request of the new year.

    Be well!

  11. citizen: interesting would be nice as well, but didn't want to push my luck ;)

    travis: thank you. hope you're well too :)


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