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Monday, December 20, 2010

A Funtoystic Christmas and Farewell 2010 !

This is my last post for 2010. 
Thank you very much for your visits, comments, encouragement and support.

The pictures are from the Mid Valley Megamall shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur. Their theme for Chirstmas 2010 is 'Have a Funtoystic Christmas'. I have also selected some quotations which I hope will motivate and inspire you just as they had done the same to me.

This is my 201st post, 236 followers, 90 000 clicks and 4,836 comments after 1.5 years of active blogging. TQVM (thank you very much) to my blogging friends!

May your 2010 Christmas be as magical as you'd like it to be
May all your wishes come true!

"From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other".
- Emily Matthews

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning,
but everyone can start today and make a new ending"
..... Maria Robinson 

"The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
..... Tom Bodett

" I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again."
..... William Penn

"Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship".
..... Buddha

"Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God
- the rest will be given".
..... Mother Teresa

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
..... Shirley Temple

Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
Do you still want your children to believe in Santa Claus?
Do you have a special Santa Claus story to share with me?

My greatest Santa shocker was the song, "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus last night!" As a little kid, I really didn't want my mom kissing anyone else except my dad, not even Santa!

Until then, see you in 2011!
Autumn Belle

Selamat Hari Natal, Selamat Tahun Baru ! 
Gesëende Kersfees! Gelukkige nuwe jaar!
聖誕節快樂, 新年快乐, shèng dàn jié  kuài lè, xin nian kuai le! 
Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen!
Maligayang Pasko, Manigong bagong taon!
Ein glückliches neues Jahr!
Buon Natale e próspero ano novo!
あけましておめでとうございます, Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!


Thank you very much for visiting. It's the start of another decade! Let's count down to 2011 .....
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  1. They always decorate that mall so pretty. Those are some big toys. Everything looks so festive.Enjoy your time off.
    Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year Autumn.

  2. Merry Christmas.

    And everything is so beautiful.

  3. The mall is a Christmas Wonderland. I loved you post. Have a great Christmas and I hope your wishes come true.

  4. Merry Christmas, Autumn Belle!

  5. So beautiful decoration in mid valley!
    I don't celebrate Christmas but i do enjoy watching Santa Claus movies especially during Christmas.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2011 to you!

  6. Merry Christmas to you too - you megablogger!

    I stopped believing in Santa when I realized my mom was grabbing junk around the house to put in our stockings - little Chinese snacks, oranges, etc. Santa does not give Chinese snacks!!

    My older daughter believed (strongly...because we strongly encouraged it) in Santa until she was ridiculously old - like 8 years old or something. She's not stupid, just really into the season and magic. I started to feel bad - she was old enough that I felt I was lying to her. Anyway, it was a very sad year that year and the next, but I think as a 12 year old, she once again loves "Santa" and the feeling this time of year.

    Enjoy your break!!

  7. Hi my dearest friend in blogscape. Merry Christmas to you too and i really treasure our "small friendship" developed here. I certainly learn a lot from you, been inspired by you and been happy posting because of you, haha! I thought at opening you coined that term 'funtoystic' and i lol at it, i said you are so clever, but found it's the mall's idea. So my 'Virtual Friend', i will be waiting for you at the end of the holidays. May you be fully blessed.

  8. I cancelled my KL-Midvalley trip last week but with your post at least i got the chance to see the decos there. Merry Christmas, and happy new year to you, Autumnbelle.

  9. Dear AB,

    The photos of the funtoystic event were awesome! I feel like a kid too. :-)

    Parts of India that receive snow get affected; otherwise, it's fine expect chillness during early mornings and late evenings.

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


  10. And... Congrats on running this blog so well! I love it.

  11. Fun post, I enjoyed all the photos and quotes. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  12. Thanks for the great photos. I don't intend to visit Megamall anytime soon so its great to enjoy the photos from your blog. I don't fancy crowded areas with parking difficulties. Have a great break and see you next year. Meanwhile I'll blow my cosmos seeds towards your direction. Feel free to let me know if you prefer that I post them to you.

  13. Gotta thank you too for all the green & nice pixz. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year love the quote by Maria Robinson. tQ! tQ! tQ! Xiexie

  14. What a fun and wonderful display, and I know the adults love it as much as the children.

    Autumn Belle, I wanted to be sure and stop by and say Merry Christmas to you and yours! and may the New Year be joyous and filled with much good health and happiness. See you next year. ;)

  15. Thank you for a wonderful post. Your mall does not look very different from ones I am familiar with. The toy displays are so much fun. Most of all, I love the quotes!

    Congratulations on your successful blog. I look forward to reading it in the new year. Have a blessed and merry Christmas!

  16. Happy holidays, Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and family Autumn Belle! Ive enjoyed your blog so much, looking forward for more next year!

  17. wow! so you have been moving around snapping all these wonderful photos :) Merry Christmas Belle and a great New Year.

  18. Merry Christmas to you Belle.
    Have a nice lovely break and catch up with your family & friends!

  19. Happy Solstice and Many Blessings for Christmas and the New Year Autumn Belle! Lovely post! Enjoy your holidays!

  20. Merry Christmas, Autumnbelle! Lovely photos of a store I would very much like to see.

  21. Merry Christmas Autumn Belle, and congratulations on your wonderful blog.

    What a fun Christmasy place the mall looks to be. I love the picture above Mother Theresa's quote.

    I enjoyed all of the quotes.

    I look forward to visiting your blog in the new year. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  22. Wow Great, beautiful stuff. Merry Christmas

    Just like to share with you a funny quotes...

    "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." - Woody Allen

    You can get more funny quotes at

  23. Have a very Merry Christmas and joyous New Year, Autumnbelle.

  24. May you and your beloved family have a blessed Christmas and joyful New Year with God's bountiful blessings always!
    Thanks so much for sharing the fantastic Christmas deco....John and I are missing all these this season as we're now more housebound with caring for his aged mum who came to live with us since 2 months ago.
    Whatever, just a note to share that I'm usually mesmerized by all the wonderful contents in your lovely blogs where there are much to know, learn and enjoy! Thanks so much!
    Ahah...almost forgot - Congrats on your achievement, your blog's statistics are fantastic, my friend. Keep up the excellent progress!

  25. Delightful post! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  26. Is this the one with Cititel? I think I've stayed here already. It seems familiar.

    Merry Christmas Autumn Belle!

  27. Hi AutumnBelle, such a Christmas wonderland, a toy paradise, I can hear the nut cracker suite!
    I wish you a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. T.

  28. Merry Christmas and a healthy and wealthy new year my special friend Autumn Belle. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting, even though I have not been as diligent on yours. Take care my friend and see you in 2011!

  29. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays.

  30. Merry Christmas to you!!


  31. Hi Autumn Belle, Merry Christmas to you and family. Have fun and enjoy!
    Happy New Year!

  32. What a great post, Autumn Belle!
    Love all the quotes! And wonderful festive pictures!
    Wishing you the best Holiday Season yet and cheers to knowing you, my friend!

  33. Ein ganz gemütliches Weihnachtsfest und ein gesundes neues Jahr!
    liebe Grüße

  34. Merry Christmas! I loved the photos! What wonderful decorations Malaysian malls have! Wishing a wonderful 2011!

  35. Dear Autumn Belle, All the best for the holidays and a happy start in the New Year to you in Malaysia from me in Germany. Keep on blogging!

  36. Merry Christmas from Italy!

  37. merry christmas and a happy new year!

  38. Hi Autumn Belle: What a colorful display! Merry Christmas to you. And all the best in 2011! Looking forward to more discussions through Blotanical!

  39. Certainly funtoystic!

    Happy Holidays!!!

  40. Enjoyed your Christmas pictures...Happy New Year to you and your family! So pleased you visited my blog and became a follower!

  41. hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season. enjoy your holidays.

  42. Linda decoração de natal! As fotos são maravilhosas! Feliz ano novo!

  43. All the best for Christmas and happy and healthy New Year!

  44. Not too late to wish you Merry Christmas. The decoration so fantastic...
    Congrats on running the enjoyable blog.
    Happy New Year!

  45. Happy New Year to you Autumnbelle!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have some beautiful photos here. I really enjoyed them.

    Have a safe New Year!


  46. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!! And that you have the best new year!

    Enjoy your break, see you next year.

  47. Merry Christmas, Autumn Belle. What a beautifully decorated mall and great quotes for the start of a Happy New Year.

  48. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Autumn Belle! Those are pretty amazing decorations at the Megamall. Seeing them brought back memories of childhood, when my family would take the hour-long train ride north to Boston (Massachusetts) at Christmastime each year to look at the animated displays in the department store windows. To my child's eye, they were magical, as I imagine these gigantic toys would also be.

  49. Hello Autumn Belle, have a wonderful new year!

  50. Happy New Year, sweet Autumn belle!
    It is total eye candy at that mall. Wowsers!

    But I don't know what TQVM is. Any hints?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love hearing from you. Hope you are healthy and happy!

  51. I loved, Loved, Loved.. this post! it was absolutely wonderful! I hope your Christmas was as Merry as the poems and photos that you posted!

    Happy New Year to you too" and may all of your Dreams come true all year long!


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