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Jan 1, 2012

Happy 2012: Simple Gratitude

~ Happy is how you make it ~

Another year, another 5 pounds put on ... LOL!
Those are happy pounds!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Everybody's reviewing their year, looking back ...
I've looked back and seen good and not so good stuff and have decided to look forward instead.
All I can say is that, the past taught me a great deal to cope with whatever's going to come my way and for all the not so good things ... it could have been worse. So, I'm grateful ... for you, for this, for being here, for everything.

Have a great start and put your seat belts on!

HAPPY 2012!


  1. Happy New York to you:) Hope 2012 brings the very best for you. And glad to hear you've overcome the not so good stuff. I think the not so good stuff have given up, they lost the battle with you, they shouldn't be coming back.

    Unfortunately no seatbelts on my chair, I don't keep that kind of equipment at home:)

  2. Blissful New Year to you and family. May 2012 brings more healthy & diet recipes in order not to add that extra 5£ lol. Hv a wonderful year ahead :)

  3. 3Cookies: Happy New York to you too! Wishing you all good things for the year! Yeah, I sure hope it's going to be smoother sailing this year and the next and happily ever after.

    Lucy: Thank you. And all the best wishes to you too. All that plus pounds started with this blog. And I have no clue how to cook healthy ... hehe...

  4. Happy New Year, my dear friend Ping! Hope to see more of your good food in the coming year! It's just about 8:00am here, in S. Florida, on Jan 1st, 2012!

  5. Happy New Year, my sweet and funny friend!!! May 2012 bring you much joy (and I'll be happy to add you to my adoption list :))!

  6. Ping, wishing you all the best for this new year ahead! So good to get to know you better and am so glad we can be friends even though we have never met them in person! Good to learn from the past and keep going forward! I'm with you on that!


  7. Hi Ping, Happy New Year! Let's look for a better cooking adventure, learn from those mistakes we've made and to push ourself further to create amazing dishes that we can share with. :DDD

  8. Great idea Ping - why look back... the past is the past! All gone, done and dusted... best to prepare for what is to come! Happy New Year! :)

  9. Elisabeth: Happy New Year, Elisabeth. Yes, definitely more stuff coming up. Thanks for your support. xo

    Lizzy Do: Yay! Happy, happy year for sure!

    Lyndsey: Wishing you a great and yummy year ahead. Thank you for being here and for being my friend.

    Veronica's Kitchen: Happy New Year to you too! Amen to that!

    Amanda: Happy New Year, Amanda!

    Charles: Yup, I figured no point agonizing over the past. Enjoying each day as it comes. Happy New Year!

  10. trekking your yummy kitchen!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


  11. Happy New Year Ping! Hope you have a delicious one! xx

  12. Happy New Year to you and yours, and let us hope that the 2012 brings more light, more hope, and more happiness into the world - because of some things (unlike sugar *groan*), one can never have too much!

    Many hugs and best wishes!
    - Veronika

  13. Wise words, Ping. I will look forward with you to a great and adventurous 2012!

  14. icedgurl: Hello. Thanks for trekking by :D Happy New Year to you too!

    Baker Street: Thank you. Here's wishing you all the lovely things too!

    eattheroses: More! More! Happy New Year to you both! Hugs back.

    Kristen: Thanks Kristen. Appreciate the company :)

  15. We are grateful for you too!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS! and Happy New Year! :D

  16. Happy New Year, Ping! I am very happy you have apparently overcome the difficulties and hope this year will give you only reasons to smile and laugh. I am happy I have met you. The only thing I regret is that it hadn't happened earlier! I am looking forward to read about your culinary adventures described with the unique sense of humour I love so much!
    I must remember the "happy pounds" next time I feel my trousers a bit tight ;-) Positive thinking is the key to happiness.

  17. Happy new year, Ping!

  18. i'm loving that ginger photo! so cute! happy new year!

  19. Happy 2012 to you, Ping and your family.

  20. HAPPY NEW YEAR Ping! Don't be nervous cooking. It's not like I am going to score your presentation >.<.. Have I ever told you I like your wits? Cracks me up.. and I completely agree in looking forward. Take care now..xoxox

  21. What is it with the 5 pounds?! It's getting to be a habit with me :) Glad to see I'm not alone!

    Happy New Year!

  22. Tiffany: Aww ... thanks so much! Hugs!

    Sissi: I'm happy to have met you too! Well, as they say, better late than never. Haha! Yeah, positive is the way to go! I'm sure there's bound to be some negatives but I'm choosing to remember the good and if it's not a matter of life and death, I'm not going to let it bother me. Let's hope this gets contagious :D

    Megg: Hey, Megg! Happy, happy year to you too!

    Shutterbug: Thank you and happy new year to you too! Btw, his name's Joe Rhizome :D

    Zoe: Hiya, Zoe! All the best wishes to you and yours too!

    Chic & Gorgeous: Happy 2012, Jo! Haha ... I always get nervous when people watch me do stuff ... stage fright. I'm totally shy! And thanks for enjoying my wits :D Glad someone doesn't think I'm nuts.

    Parsley Sage: LOL! I think it's actually more but I stopped counting at 5. Yay! Glad I have company too! Happy New Year!

  23. ha ha how funny! Love the picture. Happy 2012!

  24. Happy New Year 2012!Looking forward more bakes and cooking from you..

  25. Sook: Happy 2012! Thanks for coming by.

    Sonia: Happy New Year to you too!

  26. Hi Ping! Wishing you all the best for 2012!
    Can't wait to see the yummy recipes you're going to share with us this year! :)

  27. Hi Tina! Wishing all good things for 2012 as well!