Good Bye 2009 and Hello 2010

2009 has certainly been busy. At the end of 2008 the only goal I really had for myself for 09 was to travel alone. Although I met family along the way, I did it. My family were worried about me doing it, but it was something that I had to prove to myself. I had people in my life that I thought were my friends that didn't believe in me. I proved them wrong. The trip I took not only made me a stronger person, it also made me realize that the most important thing is to make myself happy, before making others happy.

Grand Central Station New York

Abraham Lincoln Washing DC

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas NV

When I got back from my trip, with the help from some fabulous friends I started this blog. They pushed me to do what I should have done a long time ago. It ignited a fire in me to learn more about food and my culture.

Starting the blog enabled me to meet some fellow food bloggers. I remember how nervous I was about meeting them all. I guess I was nervous because I read their blogs almost every day. I remember myself saying how star struck I would be .I finally met some friends that had the same passion for food as I did.

Another highlight for this year would have to be the World Chef Showcase. This is something that I didn’t get to blog about. (I misplaced the geek stick that most of my photos were on). I went to the Japan Program 6. I arrived so early and I couldn’t believe my luck. The first person I saw was Tetsuya Wakuda. He said hello to me and I asked him for a photograph. He asked me to wait while he changed and came out with Yoshihiro Murata. Yoshihiro Murata is an expert on all things UMAMI. To top it off, I also met MasterChef judge Matt Preston.

Yoshihiro Murata and Tetsuya Wakuda

Matt Preston and I

It’s certainly been a great year.

So with 2009 almost over, it’s time to set some goals for 2010. Some of mine are:

- To take some cooking and baking classes
- To meet more of my fellow food bloggers
- To be daring in the kitchen

I couldn't end this post without some Food Porn.

The Ensaimada I made with my mum.

The Leche Flan I made for the very first time.

The day I made Macarons and actually got feet. Yihee

Red Velvet Cupcakes - My most favourite Cupcake

I hope you enjoyed my last post for this year..


chocolatesuze (December 31, 2009)  

mmm the red velvet cupcake is calling to me :D hehe happy new year dude and here's to more tasty eats in 2010!

betty (December 31, 2009)  

happy new yr kath!

Ellie (December 31, 2009)  

Wishing you a very happy new year, kath!! It's been a pleasure to know you and looking forward to more of your delicious posts!

Julia @Mélanger (December 31, 2009)  

What a big year. Congratulations on everything you have achieved. Here's to a great 2010!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef (December 31, 2009)  

Happy new year to you! Looks like you made the most of 2009 :)

mademoiselle délicieuse (December 31, 2009)  

Happy New Year, Kath! And congrats on conquering your personal boundaries, there can only be greater things in 2010 =)

shaz (December 31, 2009)  

Well done on such an eventful 2009. Wishing you a very happy start to 2010! Oh and that is one gorgeous looking cupcake.

MaryMoh (January 01, 2010)  

Well done for 2009! Wishing you a very Happy & Propserous New Year!

Trissa (January 01, 2010)  

Bravo Kath for making 2009 so memorable! I am really proud of your accomplishments this year... and thank you for inviting me to that dinner at Pony so many months ago! I knew we would be great friends then!

Ellie (January 01, 2010)  

Wishing you a very happy new year :)

Karen @ Citrus and Candy (January 01, 2010)  

Ummm leche flan... happy new year Kath! :D

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella (January 01, 2010)  

A fabulous year for you Kath! And as someone that has tried that flan I can vouch for how delicious it was! Happy New Year to you and your family! :D

Belle@Ooh, Look (January 02, 2010)  

How wonderful that you discovered so many new things in 2009! Hope that 2010 is just as fantastic.

Lauren (January 02, 2010)  

What a great year! I cannot wait to see what 2010 brings =D.

pierre (January 02, 2010)  

Hello Kath
I wish you a haapy new year 2010 for you and all your relatives !
And keep on sharing all these recipes with us ! cheers from Paris Pierre

Trisha (January 02, 2010)  

Excelleeeeent 2009, even more fabulous 2010 Kath!!!

Ladybird (January 03, 2010)  

Happy new year, Kath! Hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you :)

Looks like you're having an amazing trip!

Food lover (January 03, 2010)  

Happy new year and happy blogging to us all! :)

Helen (Grab Your Fork) (January 04, 2010)  

Well done on a fab year. Travelling alone can be so much fun. Love the pic of you with Matt Preston!

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