I rarely participate in any new year countdown before as I didn't find any fun of it. Therefore usually I just do my countdown at home in front of tv.
However, this year it was a bit different. Last night I went for the new year countdown organized by Sibu Municipal Council at Sibu Town Square. Did not went there purposely but I became "bodyguard" to a friend of mine who attending the event as special invited guest (a.k.a. VIP). He was requested to wear Batik to the event just like what VIP always wear when attending official occasion. Therefore, I promised to accompany him as his "bodyguard" to the event so that he was more VIP-alike! ;p (You know, VIPs always have driver or bodyguard(s) walking beside them).
The actual countdown program actually started at 7.30pm but we only went there at about 10.15pm because VVIP of the event which is a local politician, Wong Soon Koh only scheduled to arrive at 10.30pm.
It was almost 12am when the dancing competition ended. So the special guests were invited to the stage for the final 10 seconds countdown to 2009. My friend didn't go up the stage. Maybe he realized he was just too little if compare to those VIPs who stood on the stage for the countdown.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone especially my blog supporters a very Happy 2009 New Year!! May health and wealth will be with all of you through the year of 2009!