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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year - One Day At A Time


This prescient lady wrote to me some time ago with this email below.

Andy,

A New Year Letter

Am trying to put my thoughts together and  write something about which I cannot run away from - 2017.  That is if the Good Lord does not take me home before then.  

Do I look forward to a new year?  A fresh start?   Why does it have to be in January and on the first day of that month to make new year resolutions? Do I have to trudge through 365 days before I can make a turn?  How did all these practices come about?   Some will say that they are just a done thing.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
And never brought to mind 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
And days of auld lang syne

The bible says God gives man three score and ten years.  Every year after that is a bonus but it comes with sorrow and trouble.  If we look around there is much uncertainty in the world, much suffering through natural and man-made disasters.  

One day at a time sweet Jesus, 

That's all I'm asking from You
Just give me the strength 
To do everyday what I have to do

Cristy Lane

The youths today appear very self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-important.However, there is hope for mankind when we hear of them dirtying their hands to save the environment; spending days clearing and cleaning homes of elderly hoarders; and performing many other good turns.

Our generation unlike our parents' may seem to be the lucky ones - not having been through world wars and now enjoying our retirement years.  We have much to be thankful for.  Now there's talk of us living to nine decades or even a century and many more will suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's.   But there are ways to keep the disease at bay with the help of medicine and science. 

Do I look forward to 2017 as I look back at 2016 with nostalgia?  Yes, and I will never forget to sing:

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,
It's later than you think 
Doris Day

Wishing all a Healthy, Happy New 2017.🎉🎈


Cheers,

CYLin.

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33 comments:

BARRY N MARY said...

Hi Andy
A Happy New Year to you & your family ☺
We will be in Singapore for a couple of days on the way back from __ 😊
Cheers

CLINTON CARNEGIE said...

Hi Andy, I've been following your blog for a long time -- what a great body of work!

I managed to catch up with Ray Anthony a couple of days ago at one of his rare gigs in Singapore and did an interview with him which you can read here:

http://oldsingaporememories.com/ray-anthony-interview/

Keep up the work on your wonderful site!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you very much sir. Glad I've struck another note within the family scale. I shall read your article soon.

I am also following your postings. Thanks for following mine.

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RICHARD TOH said...

Blessed Ne Year to you n family !!

S said...

Happy New Year Andy! May 2017 bring you more joy, success and good health to you and family. God bless.

JOEY KOH said...

Thanks buddy Andy. Wishing you A New year filled with PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS always.

JJAZ said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO PG MUSIC MAKAN GANG

SPYeo (a frequent contributor) said...

May the New Year bring joy, peace and hapiness to you and your entire family...

SL said...

Happy New Year to You and Your Loved Ones.

SJ said...

May I wish you and your family good health and happiness this year and many more years to come.

LARRY LAI (REDIFFUSION DJ, MC) said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

MATTHEW TAN (MATTHEW N THE MANDARINS) said...

"May Each Day In The Week Be A Good Day..."
Andy Williams

AKoh said...

Wishing You a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

AUDIE NG said...

AULD LANG SYNE

MRS P said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

SCS said...

Happy New Year, all. Good health, peace and joy follow through.

PC said...

Leaping from 2016 into 2017

JOHN CHER said...

Happy New Year Andy. God Bless.

RONNIE SEE of RONNIE AND THE BURNS said...

DEAR ANDY, WISHING YOU AND FAMILY A HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED WITH ABUNDANCE OF GOODNESS, SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, BEST REGARDS, RONNIE.

EDDIE WEE said...

Happy New Year 2017

RICKIE CHNG (LEAD GUITAR 'THE ESQUIRES') said...

Sending You New Year Wishes 2017

HAPPY TAY (VANCOUVER, CANADA) said...

Thanks Andy, Have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

GEORGE CHEW (LEAD GUITAR: THE BURNS) said...

A GLASS OF FOAMY BEER WITH SPECIAL GOODIES INSIDE. IT MEANS HAPPY NEW YEAR.

SAM said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

It's a long list and gratifying to know that this music blog has created a fraternity of sorts.

Again thanks to all for the New Year wishes and I hope you will continue to write your comments and send them in this year.

FL said...

Hi, Andy, it's goodbye 2016 and hello 2017. Wishing you a happy new year to you and all your site visitors in your blog. We look forward to another fruitful year and a more peaceful world. Thank you.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks FL. I'm still on MAIL ALERT so here's a direct reply, specially for you.

I think you've been supporting this blog with your kindly, informative and timely comments for a long time now. Since I started it in 2008 I think. That's a long time. The quiet mystery person whom I can only say a million thank you to on this site.

The blog readers and I look forward to another year of interesting and refreshing quips from you because your know plenty about our Singapore 60's music scene.

Cheers FL.

LAM CHUN SEE (BLOGGER/WRITER 'GOOD MORNING YESTERDAY') said...

Blessed New Year Andy

JAJB (SYDNEY AUSTRALIA) said...

Andy:
Your phone call was one of the nicest festive season surprises.
Best wishes for 2017 and beyond. Jb (and J, of course)

JD MANITOBA CANADA said...

Thank you Andy.
Wishing you and your family every happiness and many blessings in this New Year 2017.
Best always

JOLLY GREEN GIANT (UK) said...

Happy new year Andy

YUSNOR EF said...

Dear Andy Young,

Thank you. Happy New Year 2017, Hope for the best for this year. Especially in the music industry, We need more local composer, arranger and singers either Malay, English , Chinese and Indian. ( Tamil ) for Singaporean.
Thanks

HOE AI LEE said...

Hey Andy,

Keep 'em coming. I may not read every message immediately but
they all do get attended to.

Have a great 2017 !