Farewell 2012

Mum and dad at the palace

Mum and dad at the palace

Here we are, the final day of 2012 and time for a quick review of this amazing year. Undoubtedly one of the highlights took place in February when my mother and brother went to Buckingham Palace with my father to receive his MBE.

Terrorising Waitresses

Terrorising Waitresses

March brought less cheerful news as our dear friend, the 4th member of the gang of three, the ever smiling Wiggy passed away at the age of 42.

85 Degrees at 2am

85 Degrees at 2am

April saw my brother’s first visit to Shanghai in 12 years. We had a grand old time hanging out at 85 Degree’s, Go Karting, clubbing at M1NT and Eden, and getting our hair washed.

The girls wrote a birthday message on the window behind us

WoAi and some party guests

May of course was the annual birthday party, held this year at Velvet Lounge (now closed!) with a record number of guests (around 50) followed by an after party at M1NT.

Jubilee family party

Jubilee family party

June was the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s reign with Jubilee parties all over the country (and the world). June was also when the European football championship was held and we saw yet another disappointing performance from England, but let’s not dwell too much on that because 2012 also brought sporting success.

July bought tragic news with the shooting in Aurora at the movie theatre, and of course, nothing changed in respect of gun control laws. It was also the month I got in to a dispute at a football match over some guy’s broken glasses. But the biggest event in July was of course the beginning of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Random strangers asking me for photos with them!

Random strangers asking me for photos with them!

August was when it all kicked off again over the disputed Diaoyu Islands with Chinese all over the country protesting against the Japanese, smashing Japanese cars, attacking Japanese businesses and so on. On a more cheerful note, Great Britain notched up a record number of medals at the Olympics in what proved to be an amazing summer of British sport.

Bachelorette party!

Bachelorette party!

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Enraged Chinese destroy property belonging to other Chinese people!

September seems to have been party month – I attended my very first bachelorette party in Hong Kong and the Playboy party at Eden and tried to forget about the ongoing anti-Japanese protests that were still escalating.

Jenny, WoAi, Lina, Vicky and Juliet @ Eden Club

WoAi @ Eden Club, Halloween 2012

October of course means Halloween and the usual dressing up and having a good time.

WoAi at M1NT, again

WoAi at M1NT, again

November and more partying, this time at M1NT, while over in America, they decided to let Obama have another four years.

M1NT, again!

Christmas in Shanghai!

And that brings us to December – another massacre in America, the launch of the iPhone 5 in China, and WoAi celebrating Christmas in Shanghai. Oh, and I finally got to see the new James Bond movie, Skyfall.

All in all, a pretty good year with the usual highs and lows. We lost quite a few celebrities too, including Etta James, Whitney Houston, Davey Jones (The Monkees), Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Rodney King, Tony Scott, Sir Patrick Moore, Neil Armstrong, Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds creator), Clive Dunn and Larry Hagman (JR Ewing). May they rest in peace and may you all have a “peaceful” new year celebration tonight!

See you all in 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Farewell 2012

  1. Lil Bro says:

    The big question on everyone’s lips is how will WoAi be seeing in the new year?

  2. anthony says:

    @lil bro – how else ? (see the last pic) – lol !!

  3. WoAi says:

    I was in bed by 10.30pm. When you party 364 nights a week, you need one night off! Actually, make the 365 days. 2012 was a leap year!

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