2006 The Year That Was – A Summary – Part I

Well the year is coming to an end yet again, it’s New Years Eve and it’s time to PARTY! I’ll be at Sepang International Circuit tonight participating in a new Malaysian Book of Records record, 50 years of drifting for 50 years of independence, there’s also a rave..so that’s why I’ll be there, and a free chance to trash my car on the track of course.

You can find more details here: Transit: Sound of Smoke

Anyway, 2006 has been an interesting and rewarding year..a lot of things have come and gone and all in all I feel it’s a been a much more positive year than the previous two.


Unsurprisingly the whole year was plagued with incidents of lousy service and quality of connection from Streamyx, this started right in January..


The year ended recently with 12 days of complete down-time..

I discovered one of my new favourite movies and one of the funniest movies of all time – Team America.

My poor little blog got digged, which was pretty awesome!

I got digged – The digg effect

Digg Effect

I didn’t get much traffic in the end, only about 4000 uniques.

The rest of January was spent traveling, w00t…more about that in February.


In February I grabbed some of my favourite food at Ikea, Swedish Meatballs and Gravadlax!


Following that…sadly a piece of Internet history died, my IRC DALnet nickname which had been around since 1997…in September 2007 it would have been 10 years old!


And who can forget my famous ass hair post..The Hair Down There.

The Rest of February was mostly taken up with posts about my Mom’s visit to Malaysia and the starting posts of my trip to Cambodia!

Dataran Merdeka

Chieng Mai


Moms Trip – Day 1 – A Trip to Dataran Merdeka
Moms Trip – Day 1 – Lunch at Kanna in Menjalara
Moms Trip – Day 1 – Visiting the National History Museum – Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Moms Trip – Day 2 – Dinner at De Chiengmai Thai Seafood
Moms Trip – Day 3 – A Trip to Genting Highlands.


March posts were mostly taken up with my super awesome trip to Cambodia! You can find all the info you need to plan a trip here and some ok photos..as I didn’t have a decent camera yet then.

Angkor Wat


Siem Reap Landmine Museum

Cambodia Day 1 – Leaving on a Jet Plane to Siem Reap
Cambodia Day 2 – Itinerary – Morning in Angkor Thom and Bayon
Cambodia Day 2 – An Afternoon at Angkor Wat & Sunset at Phnom Bahkeng
Cambodia Day 3 – Morning at Banteay Srei, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan
Cambodia Day 3 – An Afternoon at Ta Keo, Ta Prohm and Old Market – Siem Reap
Cambodia Day 4 – A Morning at Lolei, Bakong and Preah Ko (Roluos Group)
Cambodia Day 4 – An Afternoon at the Cambodian Land Mine Museum
Cambodia Day 4 – An Afternoon at Tonle Sap (The Great Lake)
Cambodia Day 5 – Leaving Peace of Angkor and Thet

After Cambodia we also went to a few more places around Kuala Lumpur before my Mom left back to the UK.


Butterfly Park

Moms Trip – Day 5 – An Evening at KLCC Petronas Twin Towers

Moms Trip – Day 5 – Dinner at Sate/Satay Kajang Haji Samuri (PJ Uptown)
Moms Trip – Day 6 – Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park (Taman Rama-Rama!)
Moms Trip – Day 7 – Kuala Lumpur Native Museum (Muzium Orang Asli) Gombak.

I also saw the world famous DJ Tiesto at Sepang International Circuit, amazing!

DJ Tiesto

DJ Tiesto – Live at Sepang Malaysia!

DJ Tiesto – Live at Sepang, Malaysia – Videos

Even before the Toll Hikes I was wondering why we even had to pay tolls.. and of course during March was my BIRTHDAY!


On April Fools day I managed to con a few people I was quitting blogging.

The funnest part of April was probably the Laundry Bar Opening.

Laundry Bar


I also questioned the quality of the newspapers and traditional media in Malaysia.

I drank a lot of vodka and played DOTA at home too… I think I was having a more thoughtful month in April as I also wondered why people pay such huge amounts of interest to banks for cars they really can’t afford!

I was gonna do half a year but it’s too freaking slow so I can’t be bothered, I’m hungry! Part II coming soon.

You can find my 2005 summaries here:

My Obligatory 2005 Summary – With Pictures! – Part II
My Obligatory 2005 Summary – With Pictures! – Part I

You can find my 2004 summary here:

2004 – What happened and what we learnt




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8 Responses to 2006 The Year That Was – A Summary – Part I

  1. narrowband December 31, 2006 at 8:57 pm #

    I’ve read that Ass Hair story somewhere else before.

    Anyway Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  2. wingz December 31, 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    happy new year qweilo!! !

  3. Kat December 31, 2006 at 9:58 pm #

    Happy new year 🙂

  4. kenJJ December 31, 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    Happy New Year, ST!

    And I just read about the Transit: Sound of Smoke on NST today. What a unique way of celebrating New Year, huh?

  5. bodicea January 2, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    2006 was a happy ghey year alright.

    Here’s to a better one!

    Hepee nu yer, man

  6. ShaolinTiger January 4, 2007 at 12:11 am #

    narrowband, wingz, Kat: Thanks!

    kenJJ: Indeed, something different for a change, it was a shame it wasn’t publicised very well though, the rave part was very disappointing.

    bodicea: Indeed, happy new year to you. Let’s hope for a better 2007!

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