Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve, 2010

Happy New Year!


More than a decade ago, we were on a cruise in the Hawaiian Islands and our itinerary took us to Kiribati Island, a two day "at sea" deal outside of the US territorial water to comply with the US Maritime Law. I never heard of Kiribati before but the name sounds intriguing (like an African incurable disease), I was expecting that when we arrive, we are going to be greeted by a bevy of beautiful, grass-skirted dancing girls. That we were! But not the way I though it was going to be LOL. I think the dog strayed in to add insult to the injured expectation LOL. Anyway, my disappointment was tempered with the knowledge, recently acquired, that Kiribati is the first to celebrate the New Year because of geography. HAVE A GREAT 2011 EVERYONE! I know I will try my best and you do, too.

19 comments:

Reena said...

wow! galing naman that you've gone to that place! the land of the rising sun that is not japan!

happy new year!

arpee lazaro said...

A wonderful and prosperous year to you too!

George said...

What a great post for the new year. I agree that the dancing girls are beautiful.
Have a very healthy and happy 2011.

Lantaw said...

Happy New Year!

dong ho said...

happy new year! still envying on the places that you visit.

bertN said...

Reena, the one we visited is actually an atoll. I hope it is not slowly sinking because of global warming.

arpee lazaro, thanks for dropping by. Masaganang Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat!

George, I'll take more of the healthy than the happy for 2011.

Lantaw, Happier New Year sa iyo!

dong ho, you'll probably get to see some of the places I visited and you will probably say, "Why the hell did he go to these places?" LOL.

Panaderos said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too, Bert. May the coming year continue to shower you and your family with joy, blessings and good heatlh. Take care.

bertN said...

Panaderos, thanks for dropping by and for your magnanimous wishes for me and my family.

rob said...

.. guess your expectation of grass-skirted dancing girls liquefied! hehe. happy new year!

bertN said...

rob, I was expecting poster perfect hula girls like the one I saw in Oahu LOL.

EastCoastLife said...

Those are still grass-skirted dancing girls. :)

Have a blessed, happy new year!

bertN said...

EastCoastLife, that's what my wife told me with a smile. Grrr.

Photo Cache said...

wow that's something new in my geographic vocabulary.

happy new year, happiness and health.

bertN said...

Photo Cache, Happy New Year to you, too!

BlogusVox said...

I'm hoping that this coming year will be a blessed one for all of us.

bertN said...

BlogusVox, I share your hope. Let's all have a great 2011!

Rizalenio said...

...And I googled them to learn more. Thanks for sharing this info.

HAPPY NEW YEAR (and HAPPY NEW ZODIAC SIGN?)! :)

bertN said...

Rizalenio, have a great 2011 travel year!

witsandnuts said...

That's a nice glimpse to Kiribati Island. The photo tells a lot.

I hope your 2011 kicked off well, too. Thanks for the visits (and taking time to comment) to my blog. :)