March 8, 2007

it's all smiles: KLDP is One today!

Yes! KLDP is a proud little 1 year-old! Well, not that little. Quite fat actually (from all the pictures stored in cyberspace). Certain cultures believe that being fat is a sign of happiness and prosperity. I'm all for that belief. It has been a year of meeting new friends and developing photography as a form of storytelling.

I thought long and hard on the picture that would best represent this day. I chose this. The baristas at Starbucks in Low Yat Plaza. I frequent this outlet at least twice a week. Good coffee, free Wi-Fi and smiling, friendly faces. People that make my day a little merrier. And that's what it's all about.

So, thank you for coming into KLDP and my life, and making it a little merrier. Happy Blogday KLDP! We will always have a smile for you.


Anonymous Lessie said...

Great photo! Happy birthday and thanks for the smiles. :)

12:37 AM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

A perfect choice for the celebration! Congratulations on the achievement, and Minneapolis can't wait to see what you have in store for us in year #2!
Do you hear that Edwin? That's the sound of corks popping 'round the globe!!

1:04 AM  
Anonymous denton said...

Happy birthday and best wishes for many more.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary Edwin! Your people photos are always a treat - gives me a smile. Looking forward to the year(s) ahead!

1:44 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

FELICITATION. Je te souhaite un bon anniversaire, un an que tu nous fais visiter Kuala Lumpur, merci et Bravo.

CONGRATULATION. I wish you a happy birthday, one year that you make us visit Kuala Lumpur, thank you and Cheer.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...


I have enjoyed your photos and look forward to many more.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Congratulations, happy birthday, thanks for all the great photos.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Congratulations on 1 year! That is such a huge milestone!

3:11 AM  
Blogger Celine said...

Congratulations! You're an inspiration to all of us other daily photo bloggers. Have a great blog birthday.

3:12 AM  
Blogger Jilly said...

Many congratulations on your first birthday. Looking forward to the second year of your great blog.

Jilly x

3:16 AM  
Blogger Ioanna said...

Nothing better than warm smiling faces :)
Happy birthday ;)

3:27 AM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Edwin! Many more to come :)
Oh, it's still Wednesday here when I post this comment ;)

3:39 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...


3:44 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hi Edwin, I am Joana, Carlos's wife. I want to congratulate you on KLDP one year anniversary. You should know that I am a great fan of your blog which I visit daily from my office.

3:51 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

And know this is me. Haaaappppy Anniversary!. Where's that candle that I can see it!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Fay said...

Congratulations and Happy 1st Birthday!

The big smiles brighten up my day!

4:10 AM  
Blogger Gerald England said...

well done on a whole year of posts

happy birthday

4:53 AM  
Anonymous John said...

YEAH! You made it. Congratulations Edwin. I love your work, hope you can keep it up for another year! Great stuff. Have a beer on me.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

Happy 1, Sheila and Ed. (Frankly, I thought you'd been doing this for AGES already...) Have a new lipstick on me!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Oh Edwin you do portraits so very well, it's a great choice for today!
I'll take these smiles with me for the rest of the day!
Love from across the ocean and three cheers to you
:-) smile from Nathalie

5:46 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Oh Edwin you do portraits so very well, it's a great choice for today!
I'll take these smiles with me for the rest of the day!
Love from across the ocean and three cheers to you
:-) smile from Nathalie

5:46 AM  
Blogger bv said...

Happy my-blog-is-one-yearday then.

Coming from Nathalie's blog, let me offer you one of our Sydney's cakes.

From another frog in Sydney...

6:17 AM  
Blogger angela said...

Happy Birthday, Edwin. I've brought a cake too and though coffee's good, champagne's better..

7:04 AM  
Blogger Bleeding Orange said...

Happy Birthday KLDP!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Carol E. said...

Happy DP anniversary!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Lilly said...

Happy birthday. Well done. You've given us some great pictures and definetely put a smile on my face a few times. Keep up the good work.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Terra-Vecchia said...

Happy Birthday to your Kuala Lumpur DP and thank you...

Pace è Salute...


7:53 AM  
Anonymous karine said...

Happy One Year Anniversary. Feliz Cumple para el primero año de KLDP!! Thanks for sharing with us such beautiful picture and very interesting comments :)

8:18 AM  
Blogger isabella said...

A whole year? That's a huge milestone! Thank you for the wonderful insight into Malaysia and I look forward to many more visits.
Happy Anniversary!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

you're pretty big for a one year you take vitamins?

8:57 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

selamat hari jadi KLDP!

10:25 AM  
Blogger DXBluey said...

Hey Edwin - Happy Year One!

You're one of the pillars of the CDP community and it just would not be the same without you!

Thanks for so many beautiful, warm, humourous and thoughtful shots. Oh and lots of fireworks!



12:03 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes KLDP!!!


Great way to celebrate Eddie's to another year of WOWING us with your shutterbug finger!

Great shot you chose there...sure wish we had a few Starbucks around HERE! ;)

2:37 PM  
Anonymous santy said...

wah, sudah banyak yang kasih selamat! another one wouldn't hurt, right Ed? Selamat yaaaaa! :)

2:56 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

*copy from me* WoooooooooHooooooooooooo!!! Congrats, On job well done, Ed! *pat shoulder* I'm sure we havent seen half that you can offer ;)

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

oh...i am late!
oh...i am late!
oh...i am LATE!!
i even was late for work today.(shy)...

i need hurry to say happy birthday to the big pillar(like this word) of the DP family!!!Otherwise would be too late! ;)
hee hee....
congratulations, ET anyway.
your style is charming....and the photos too.

best wishes from jing
shanghai daily photo

3:45 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Oh Edwin, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the cake.
Just like Pod and the majority of my voters tonight I feel there was only one possible answer: Superman's handbag;

Achieving a full year of posts is no mean feat so you definitely qualify as a Superman, and then there's an allowance for the feminine in you, plus I was sure you'de be one to enjoy the twist !

For those of you who don't know what the cake is about, go and have a look at Sydney Daily Snap!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Happy anniversary!!!

That must be very exciting!
I really don't except this kind of photo for today, but this was a nice suprise and choice indeed, happy faces to celebrate the great event!

6:50 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...


Thank you, Gracias, Terima kasih, Danke Schön, Merci, Sieh Sieh, Fair Dinkum!

I feel so loved...sob sob sob (it's my party and i'll cry if I want to!) :)

Everyone must go have some cake at Nathalie's DP

I still can't believe it's been one year! Kris in Hungary will be celebrating 1 year soon too. Can't wait for that! Cepat Kris Cepat!

Damn, this feels like an Oscar acceptance speech!

7:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

What can I say--it's all been said by your many fans! A cyberhug for you on this milestone. Year #2 will be wonderful as well, and I can't wait to visit you each day again as you move onward with your photographs and narratives.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great photograph and it is for a fantastic event. Congratulations.

7:52 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Kate! You finally came by! YAY!!! Today, I was looking at the postcard you sent me :)

Mr.President, you came too! One day I hope to be a photographer as accomplished as you.

Thank you thank you!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great photo to share to celebrate! They look so happy.

Pat's Photos and
Guelph Daily Photo

12:48 AM  
Blogger Ham said...

Many happy returns!

1:21 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thank you Pat!

Thank you Ham! So glad you came by :)

1:44 AM  
Blogger Lilly said...

I'd like to try this drink on the right.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Paprika said...

Happy Birthday KLDP!! You've come a long way baybeeee!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

Happy birthday and thanks for the snaps and smiles.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Dad of Four said...

Happy Birthday KLDP and well done to you for cheering me up daily!

4:34 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Lilly...hehehheheheheh :)

Thanks Paps! It's been a great year and thanks for the Flickr Pro account setup.


Daddy, terima kasih. I'm glad I buat you mesra :)

4:46 PM  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Happy BELATED ONE YEAR Birthday from Maui!!! Muaaaahhhhh! (In case you don't know, that's a big slurpy kiss!)

7:24 AM  
Blogger dijah said...

happy 1st b'day!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

Happy birthday KLDP from the slightly older HKDP :-)

12:42 PM  
Blogger wmw said...

Happy Belated Birthday KLDP...and many mmmmooooooooore...

1:48 AM  
Blogger Lavender Lady said...

I'm a bit late...but I add my good wishes to your momentous occasion...a year of posting every day...I can only hope!

12:02 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

WOW! More birthday wishes! Thank you!

The thought of a second year is both exciting and daunting. BUT it'll be thrilling getting the shots. Most of which I'll share with you.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Belated but very heartfelt good wishes for your second year in the photoblogosphere, Edwin. I know I sent an email, but just wanted to post this to your page as well. Your photos are awesome, your enthusiasm infectious, and its great to be in the same "family" with you. Thanks for showing me KL and your life there!

2:25 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Happy 1st Bday Edwin...
you're so right.. so many great stories in the last year, enjoyed it imensly. KDP is one of the favourite DPs..
be merry and keep up a great work..

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Rudy said...

Feliz Cumpleaños te deseamos a ti... Querido amigo me alegra mucho saber que ya cumpliste un año de fotografiar la vida de Kuala Lumpur.

Thanks for showing me and the others a city that was unknown to many of us. Thanks too for being a friend from the dark side of the planet. Thanks for all the pleasure and pain you have given me through your photos. A little Jane's Addiction to you too.

2:16 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Kim, thank you so much.

Jazzy, are you back in Blogosphere?

Gracias so much Rudy. I'm glad you enjoy my KL as much as I love your Antigua.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I know that I'm late, but wanted to wish KLDP a very happy 1 year birthday! I've enjoyed so much your photos, humour and good spirit. Here's to another great year!

1:16 PM  
Blogger crayon said...

wow, its been a while since i visited this blog, and now it's a year old?
congrats to you...
thanks for being the blog that entertained me when I was far from home last time. Also thanks for entertaining me right now when I am in another Malaysian city, but a seemingly charmless one .

10:00 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thanks Michael.

Crayon, my pleasure. Glad I entertained you. Erm, which charmless city I wonder? :)

12:10 AM  

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