Saturday, January 28, 2012

Good Outlook

It was a quiet Chinese new year back home. Dad passed on last October, so we are not celebrating this year. Still we were all home for the holidays, being with the rest of the family and catching up with friends.

Aside from that I watched a lot of tv. There were loads of shows on tv with fortune tellers predicting the fortune for the various zodiac signs in the coming year. Apparently this year of Dragon is not going to be a hot year for those who are born in the year of Dragon. I'd be one of them lot. So, the dragon babies were advised to be patient, be watchful, lay low and ride it out for the coming year. No major move is to be made.

That was pretty much how I spent the days of the uneventful Lunar new year. But indeed it was a peculiarly quiet one.

Finally I figured out why. There were no remark like "Oh my God you are getting thinner!" or question such as "Hey when are you getting married?" from family and friends alike. Oh how I loved and enjoyed this quietness and serenity!

Well just from this, the year of Dragon seems to be shaping up to be a good one already!

Have a good year ahead people!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


As a hobby, some people collect stamps, some collect match boxes, some collect fridge magnets, some collect hotel-provided miniature toiletries. What do you collect for fun?

Me? I found out what I collect while doing spring cleaning. Going in and out of airports while flying, I guess unconsciously I'm been collecting quite a lot bottles, of perfumes and booze. Unconsciously!

Or I'm just a narcissistic alcoholic.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Cold Welcome to Beijing

A last minute curve ball threw off delayed my departure of my second trip back to my motherland. So the plan of partying hard along Beijing street, ushering in 2012 with style and booze was down the drain.

Gutted. Utterly gutted.

Finally I traveled on Jan 2. I snapped this from the plane as we approach Beijing. The snow covered mountains, all white, such a picturesque sight to behold.

It was -6 degree Centigrade, windy and foggy when we walked out of the airport, about 3 pm in the afternoon. It was so so cold. I could feel my digits numbing, my ears and my nose frosting up, possibly falling off any minute.

I wondered if I could survive reveling on the Beijing streets on that new years eve night. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Usually, a good one at that too.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Snail Mails

Do you remember when was the last time you receive something in the post, a letter or a postcard, the old fashion snail mail way? Do you recall how wonderful that was?

The thrill of receiving a mail is overwhelming. The joy is tangible, so real that we can touch it, hold it in our hands, as we are holding the letter, reading it. It put a smile on our face for days.

It's simply romantic.

So when was the last time you send a mail to your loved ones?