One year on, have I grown older, wiser and more importantly, can I fit into those damn skinny jeans?
Yes. Maybe. Depends.
My 2009 was pretty bangin' though much of it has been off the record. A freshly-minted job with a brand that I truly believe in; new opportunities and experiences that caught me by surprise; trips that took me out and around my comfort zone – what an incredible journey 2009 has been. Though not as thrilling as a roller coaster ride, I feel as if I have hopped onto a roaming hot air balloon that hints of spectacular views beneath the semi-cloudiness.
For the past couple of years, I have done one of these annual round-ups and being a person who loves tradition (er, we are only talking about food right?), may I present to you my Tip Top moments of 2009.
Yang's birthday at Morton's
I liked how Morton's pulls off kitsch with the finesse of Philip Seymour Hoffman in perverse dark dramas - discomforting but memorable.
My unquestionably enjoyable fifteen minutes of David Tutera-fame.
Omakase birthday dinner at Akashi
If there were a Shrine of Omakase, I would probably like to be a devout pilgrim. Though I’m still experiencing a mild case of Fine Dining Fatigue, I don’t think I will ever say, No to omakase.
Ho Chi Minh
Spontaneous trip that converted me into a LUXE Guide groupie.
Pays my bills - can't complain.
Food Blogger PMS, anyone?
Seoul-ed out for the weekend
The perfect weekend
Looking at this picture makes me happy in a whimisical, floaty way.
Third time to Tokyo
But on a brand new adventure
Heartbreakingly awesome kaiseki at GOTO (yet to be published)
Where will 2010 take me? I haven’t got a clue but I can’t wait to find out what the new year has installed for me.
Happy 2010, guys.