Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

WOW, what is there to say …..?

At first, I thought to write something about the past 8 years on the blog, but in the end, I decided to just add some old /new year’s thoughts from each year.

 I also thought to write a long story about how this year brought out the best and the worst in people. How those who take from others and exploit the vulnerable, just went on and looted even more. And those who care and take care of others stepped up a gear and did even more than before. But lucky for you, I was too lazy to put all that in writing

This year has been tough, and the one to come might, in some ways, be even tougher. But one of the most wonderful abilities of us as humans is that we can adapt and grow even stronger through whatever the world and life throw at us.

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Looking back at our end of year messages over the past 8 years:

(you can click on the links in the titles of each year to see what it was about.)


Let the good times roll…….

  • These words from that post still remain true ….

We appreciate each and every one of you who participate here, by perving and commenting on our posts – We love it and you make it all worth while!!



Happy New Year!

  • The lovely banner which Paula made for that year.

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Looking back at our ‘tortured’ past – High Five for Hawaii Five-0, Season 5?

  • Having some fun with things that happened that year.

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Some Shirtless Treats to end the Old Year of 2015 with a Big Bang

  • These words still remain true ….

It has been a pleasure enjoying Alex with you throughout this past year.

None of us know what this new year will bring, but making the best of it one day at a time, is all we can really do.


Thank you #2016

  • And yes, 2016 still remains the worst year for me; even more than this pandemic year …

I have seen universally how people curse this year for being such a bad year. My feeling is that it is not the years fault  – It was just another year and maybe what it taught many of us, is that life happens when we make other plans.

Without going into much detail, I can say that in most instances, 2016 has been the worst year of my life thus far. But I do not see it as a bad year. It was just a year on the calendar, just as 2017 will be another year on the calendar. It was and it will be what me make of it, regardless of what happens with and around us, and in the world out there.

Little did I know that these words, “life happens when we make other plans.” , would also be the last words that I wrote in a message to an old love who passed away this past year.


#AlexOLoughlin – our gorgeous escape

  • Another one of Paula’s beautiful banners, made for the post that year.

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Happy New Year

  • Did Paula’s wish of that year, came true this past year? Did the planet and nature get healthier this year, while the human race stayed home?

We wish everyone a very happy 2019. And we wish our little planet gets the help it needs, to get healthier.  Cheers to another new year, bring us plenty good news 🙂


*** Happy 2020!! ***

  • And I want to repeat my words from last year ….

However the one thing that these past few years made clear to me, is that a year is not good or bad, because during that one year you might experience something horrible, but something else can also make that specific year wonderful and happy.

Therefor my wishes for my friends these day read more in the line of hopes of experiencing happy and wonderful moments along the line, because wishing for a whole year of only happiness is just not always feasible. And most of the time it is the small pleasures that last longer.

One thing is for sure, the moments spent here with Paula and other Alex fans, have been some of the happiest times for me during the past few years.


  • I want to finish 2020, and start 2021, with a few words from Alex over the years:

Essentially in life, love is everything, whether it’s love for a woman, or love for your kids, your family … at the end of the day, that’s the stuff that’s the most important.

Alex O’Loughlin, April 2010

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  • I think this year told many of us again, that it is those closest to us, who are what is most important in life. And that we need to treasure every moment with our loved ones. I am grateful for those around me, in life, and here online, who were there for me during this year!

“People who care about people inspire me”

Alex O’Loughlin, Oct 2009 during the CBS Live chat

  • For me, the heroes of this year, have been those who took care of the vulnerable and sick. And I am also grateful that I still had the means and ability to be there for others in their time of need.

Every night I lay in bed, and I go “Okay, what can I do differently tomorrow?”. You know, …….. as a husband, as a father, as a friend, as a brother, or as a son. There’s always adjustments that need to be made, you know.

Alex O’Loughlin, Inferno cast, May 2020

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Rather than to complain about what we might have lost, or how others acted wrong during this year, let us maybe reflect on what to do differently to make things better for ourselves and for others.

I recently read somewhere that we should not think that one person cannot make a difference in the world. Why?  Because look what happened when one person made an unfortunate mistake that unleashed something horrible. Something that ended up spreading around the world and influencing all of us. Something that will forever change the history of the world.

Maybe we as individuals, can by consciously doing something good for those around us, change the world to be a better place. Not only today and at this moment, but also tomorrow and for the years to come. Something that will have a ripple effect and influence the world to be a better place.

My wish for Paula and I here at Intense Study, is that this year we can also in our own small way,  help make the world a better place, with and for our fellow Alex O’Loughlin fans……



New Year!


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35 responses to “Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

  1. Alphamumma39

    Happy New Year to you all too. 🍻
    I don’t think 2021 could possibly be any worse than 2020, and I am thankful that those I truly care about made it this far.
    I think its safe to say we all lost something in 2020, whether it be a loved one, our jobs, but most importantly our freedom.
    People’s mental health has hit a record high this year, and that’s only from those who actually speak up about it.
    I wish everyone a Happy New Year, and a prosperous 2021.
    No matter where you are in the world, as a whole, we all made the best of the worst situation we were thrown into.
    Much love and respect to everyone on the forum, from all in the Alphamumma Pack. See you all next year. 😉🎆🎉

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  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 to all of you! May you be blessed with health, courage and faith! Alex has always shown us how to stay positive! 🙂

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  3. Well, hello 2021 – and I can’t stretch this enough – GOODBYE 2020. This was such a shite year, beyond the covid crap. But, Paula and FOYeur, your site made this year ever so often a zillion times better. ❤ ❤
    Maybe, just maybe, Alex knows this site (I mean he has kids who for sure roam the internet 😉 ); and I am pretty sure he is proud having so awesome, fair, dedicated, respectful, and sometimes naughty (come on, he would love that, he is no saint, he is NOT Steve) fans.
    Guten Rutsch, Ladies! *sparklesparkle*

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  4. Sue

    Happy New Year Paula and Foyeur, and Alex! Miss your daily/weekly info on Alex and Hawaii Five O. Hope Alex and both of you, have a better 2021 than 2020. Keep those masks on! Happy New Year!

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  5. mamayorkie

    Happy New Year to all.
    My wish to everyone is a 2021 full of peace and generosity for the good of heart who make these trying times better for us all, as well as those who have yet to let goodness and light into their hearts, May they come to embrace what unites us and reject that which divides us.

    Be good to each other.

    Thank you Paula and FOYeur for years of fun, especially this year when we all needed some happy posts to look forward to as fans.

    Peace- first, at last and always.

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  6. Nicole Duquette

    Bonne Année a toi et ta famille et le meilleur pour 2021

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  7. D. Havard

    Here’s hoping 2021 is filled with faith, love and covid shots!

    On a pleasant note ION channel will be showing the first season of 5 O starting on January 8th.

    Huggs and kisses all. Thank you Paula and FOYer.

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    • Márcia do Nascimento

      Feliz Ano Novo pra todos.Que este ano seja de verdade um ano melhor Que a bondade e solidariedade prevaleça e que o amor cresça entre as Nações.Sou brasileira e sei e vi muita dor.Como o povo brasileiro sofreu e sofre…Obrigada Alex por ser um profissional incrível e um ator ,diretor…gato e tão lindo que deveria se multiplicar.Você fez diferença .

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  8. lindae5o

    Thank you Foyeur and Paula for everything you do for Alex’s fans. It’s a lot of hard work. You are so appreciated. I hope Alex’s work situation resumes soon.
    I really enjoyed reviewing the past eight years!! Happy 2021!!

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  9. Yobre

    Happy New Year to all of you!
    May 2021 bless you all a happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful year.

    Thank you Paula and Foyeur for all posts you do for us.

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  10. Thank you Paula and Foyeur for all you did that last years to keep us fans informed!
    Reading this comment:”Every night I lay in bed, and I go “Okay, what can I do differently tomorrow?”. You know, …….. as a husband, as a father, as a friend, as a brother, or as a son. There’s always adjustments that need to be made, you know.”
    – Alex O’Loughlin, Inferno cast, May 2020

    reminds me once again why I – and probably most of you – come here: To follow the career and on occasions the life of a very special man and have fun with fellow lunatics.:) This has been a difficult year for many of us but reading the comment I mentioned above, another comment, Alex made in the same interview, came to mind. He talked about doing “gratitude lists” during lockdown and that made me thinking “Cool! What can “I” be grateful for?”. And I know, it´s been a lot.
    So Happy New Year 2021 to everybody – including Alex and family -. And as somebody already wrote here: May you all be blessed with health, courage and faith!

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  11. vanduyn

    Thanks for all you girlies do throughout the year! Happy New Year =)

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    Happy New Year!!!

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  13. Happy New Year FOYeur and Paula, Thank you for all the good things this Year. Be well and happy..

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  14. CassG

    Happy New Year FOYeur and Paula and to everyone!! Thank you both for all you have done to enhance our days about our Alex and to still be there for us.❤ ❤ I haven’t been here as long as some (3 1/2 years I believe) and its been a real blast!! I look forward to our continued future and to what the future may hold for Alex. I hope that will come sooner than much much later.

    Stay safe and healthy everyone!!

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    • I hope that will come sooner than much much later. <<< Yes to that!
      But as long as he is safe and healthy, and while things are not good to be exposed, we can wait.


  15. Cassiopea 1000

    This year, we’re going to bury this evil and pervasive acquaintance, by name Covid-19, that has caused such misery and devastation all over the world. Let’s keep this upcoming and exhilarating funeral in mind!

    In the meantime, let’s think of Alex’s words: ‘People who care about other people inspire me’. May these words help us to make the world a better place for all.

    There are endless ways to care about people, so thank you FOYeur and Paula for caring about us Alex’s fans. Your dedication to this site is much appreciated.

    Keep safe and hopeful all of you. Hang in there!

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  16. Martha Louise Smith

    Happy New Year Ladies.I’m so glad you still make post’s about Alex.Lord let us get rid of Covid also.Stay safe ladie’s

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Nancy 13

    Happy New Year everybody! Hope for a safe world wide healthy 2021.
    Thanks for this blog. It always brightens my day. Please stay safe!

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  18. Audrey Manasterski

    Happy New Year to you & everyone on this site.
    I thoroughly enjoy all your posts, I don’t always comment, but have always enjoyed reading them.
    I loved this one, especially, as it brought back so many good memories over the years of H50 & the camaraderie I’ve had with my BFF Mary along with the other ladies who we met & travelled with.
    It’s amazing how one man, going from a Vamptastic Vampire to a Delightful Dr to a Commanding Commander in 50 in Hawaii, can bring so many people together, who still keep in touch.
    Thank you for all you do to help keep Alex alive for us, even though we haven’t seen him in awhile. Out of sight does not always mean out of mind. ❤️

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    • So well said Audrey!! I agree!!I sent Alex a really nice Christmas card wishing him “ALLTHE BEST” I hope he liked it and remembered without any obligation on his part that he is still dearly loved by his Fans.

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      • That is a good thought M.
        Just for interest’s sake, to what address do you send mail?

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        • I sent it to his new agents United Talent Agency. I am fortunate to be given his HOME address but I would NEVER dream of using it unless asked by Alex himself!! LIKE THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN !!LOL>

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          • Thanks, M. I should actually have been more specific in my question. I meant, where would the official post be going now that he is no longer filming in HI. We are not really seasoned fans of celebs in the USA and do not know about all the Talent Agencies and stuff used by fans to send mail. From there I was wondering what that address would be.

            I never meant his personal or home address, because that would only be used by those who would invade the private space of a celebrity like Alex.

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    • Out of sight does not always mean out of mind. <<< Definitely agree with you on that one Audrey!

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  19. gracenotpark

    Ok so the band is still together here! Yay! Bless y’all I haven’t been on for awhile but I’m delighted to see y’all are still loving on Alex. Anybody heard any whispers about him finding a new job or a new project? And happy new year…surely 2021 will be a better year.🤞🏽

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    • We are still very active on our FB, IG, and sometimes Twitter pages.
      As for, “Anybody heard any whispers about him finding a new job or a new project?” – I thought you knew us by now. Of course, we would have shared news if we have heard anything.
      On a bad day, I kind of feel insulted by such comments – but then again I realize that it is just a way of showing interest.


  20. FOYeur . We love you and Paula and know you love US– Alex’s true and sensible fans!! XOOX

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