An overrated event has concluded Year 2009 in our own way. It was a 3-in-1 event consists of new year countdown, X’Change Gift session and belated birthday celebration. An expected another hilarious outing since our last one at Genting, indeed, has turn into normal outing due to passiveness shown from everyone.

3-in-1 DC Nitez Party @ Port Dickson

31 December 2009

A series of planning in a month before has been smooth and according to the programme outline. ALL were managed to join the party organized for DC and ex-DC colleagues. We tried to make a new year countdown this year a bit special, out from our normal KL place, towards Port Dickson this year.

Our accommodation was not that favorable at Astana Resort Apartment (formerly known as Sunshine Bay Resort). We took the largest unit with 3 rooms (RM350) and it was facing the sea view.

We have considerably large group of 15 people. Majority of us joined us after work. Few of us took leave and reach early for preparation. I was taking leave to do preparation.

5.00pm …

Our food organizer is from Seremban. We stopped by at Seremban town for food delivery as well as drink and birthday cake. A food caterer indeed was a special from house cook. We have five varieties of food.

6.40pm …

I checked in the apartment and we got an additional unit for extra bathroom and room. Frankly say, the facilities and the apartment itself looks wear & tear, with lousy and faulty lift. We can’t imagine the service and quality was below our expectation, far below than one star resort. I think the management should revamp the entire outlook to enhance the facilities even though the safety and security was quite good.

7.30pm …

We took some rest first while preparing the food and decoration for the party. X’Change Gift was arranged and well numbered. After a while, the first batch has arrived.

8.30pm …

The dinner almost started after the second batch arrived. The yummy dinner filled up our stomach before our next activity concurred. Each of us was given X’mas hat to wear throughout the night. A compulsory during X’Change Gift session.

9.30pm …

Mahjong session while waiting the last batch to arrive … all were enjoying themselves.

10.00pm …

Last batch arrived, we proceed immediately for birthday cake blow-up. This lucky fella have all of us celebrate with him, so coincidence its fall on end of year.

11.00pm …

X’Change Gift session started. It was an amazing experience with full of laughter and teaser. The gift organizers were so busy entertaining the requests from all side, thus encountered some technical issues. One-by-one number picked up and claimed their gift from ahTee.

This fella was working very hard to open his gift … among us, he got the BIGGEST one.

11.45pm …

A crucial moment for countdown. ALL of us moved down to the beach which was already flocked by party revelers and BBQ goers. The heat of countdown part was able to smell here even though not stronger like in KL. We walked along the beach … up to our neighboring beach, which were more happening.  We were told that the hotel operator had planned 5 minutes fireworks at the beach. It was very near and loud. All were jumping up & down welcoming new year.

12.30am …

We all went back to our room while some of them would like to observe the beach party by having few beers there. We continued with our own selves stuff until the late night, around 3am. I looked outside from balcony, peoples still flocking around the beach until 5am. Salute them …

On next day 9.00am …

Early in the morning … we woke up and get packed to check-out early. After having simple breakfast, all of us departed to our own way to Seremban, Melaka and KL. Goodbye & Thank you everyone of the DC Nitez Party and see you again next year as we planned to make it as annual event if we’re still as united as ever.