Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy 2009

"I think New Year’s party countdown is the biggest anticlimax."

A Scottish guy told me while we were drinking wine on an island off coast Ho Chi Minh City on New Year ’s Eve a few years ago.

Isn’t it true?

What exactly happen after the count down? Other than it’s another day, nothing! Absolutely nothing. In fact you actually interrupted your merry making for a moment for that. Again by that I mean nothing!

How much fun did you have during your last New Year ’s Eve reveling? What was the significance of it? I don’t think many of us can recall as vividly.

How about your new year’s resolution? Let’s face it, how many of us actually resolute and resolve enough to see that throughout the year?

So, at the end of the day, what’s the point?

Well, I suppose we all can, and we should start the new year with as much cheers, joyfulness, enthusiasms and most important of all, hopes as possible, especially in the current gloomy and volatile economic climate.

So, go on then. Have a blast. Rock on!

There’ll be no plan for a big bash for me to usher in 2009. I’d probably be sipping wine and shooting fireworks from a balcony.

Happy New Year 2009!