Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Taking a Leave

I did sth called impulsive decision just now. Grab my backpack and go travelling hahahhaha.....
Will share the experience later....
Meanwhile, Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


As I was listening to HK Commercial Radio Station just now, I fixed my coming next holiday destination. TAIWAN.
Sandra Ng in her late night program in my fave radio station, 叱吒商台 mentioned her holiday in Taipei. One thing stroke me..... the new opening of a WHOLE building of 誠品書店. Sandra Ng said she spent 2 days alone in that building itself!!!!!! I wonder how many days should I spend then........
Too bad it's only opened till 2am. So, still gotta visit the original one in 仁愛路 24hrs man!!!!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006


I understand why people do countdown for New Year... it's the symbolic act of ushering in the new beginning etc and celebrating the success/achievement of the past years. How about Christmas Eve countdown?

I heard over the following doubt in the HK Commercial Radio. The DJs were puzzled by the countdown of Christmas. Since Christmas is the birthday of the Christ, then the act of "countdown"ing it in some way means ushering the birth of Christ... how? The DJs felt that it's kinda inappropriate to do so (without any offense to those religiously devoted ppl). They even brought up the issues why people did not countdown for festival like Mooncake Festival, Duan Wu Jie etc????? They made a conclusion that countdwon for the traditional festivals above deemed to be uncool. Why you asked? Mooncake Festival.... we countdown the moment Shiang Er fleed to the moon? Duan Wu Jie...... we countdown the moment Xu Yuan jumped into the river? Hm.... this will be more interesting...imagine all the ppl celebrating the countdown queuing along the river waiting for the moment...... 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, jump into the river...... (for those puzzled by this... who's Xu Yuan and why jump into river?.... go look for any chinese uncle/auntie over 70+ and they'll tell you why)

But what the heck? We countdown coz we like lah! Who said must have reasons? U dun like, you can go home @#$% yourself and dun disturb us hey, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.............. happy new year!!!!

After all the Gung-hos

OK, finally it is Jan 1. Apart from the fact that it's a welcomed holiday, it's also the birthday of my dearest............. my beloved mom! Happy Birthday mom! And as you always said, the whole world is celebrating for you and as usual, you'll decline any gift when I asked you what you want for your birthday. Though you said, "nothing lah.... every year also the same......." but I know deep in your heart, all you wish is just simple things like all your family and loved ones will be happy and healthy. Mom.... I love you.

Coming to Jan 1 means that all the anticipations will end, temporarily as we still have the coming CNY + Awal Muharram holiday extravaganza whisking around the corner..... folks, the hard-to-miss signature CNY tunes (esp those of the unmistakably once-a-year Long Piao Piao) were blaring in the airwave already. Starting from the Xmas bells which continued to the New Year buzz, it's the most unproductive days of the years. Of course, apart from those who took leave, whether to clear their accumulated leaves (we were good in accumulating this and only use it when we were being threatened that it will be forfeited and cannot be brought forward anymore......hey, maybe 3 yrs of annual leaves untaken we're talking about here), those stayed on in the office will spend the days lazying around, the most productive ones will sort to do some housecleaning, be it 5S thingy or do some overdue filing. The remaining colleagues will compare notes on the following:
1. Where to have the ever-so-expensive Xmas eve dinner...
2. Where to hang out and count down for the Xmas...
(both applied on the New Years Eve too)
3. Any new year resolutions..... (this is so stereotypical and I stopped having them... ok, it's my own discipline and will power problem)
4. Wondering how much will the bonus be....... (I hate those who gets 3 months and above)
5. Any increment or promotion...... (I dun care about the latter as long as there's a healthy increase in the earlier)
6. What's your achievement for the whole last year..... OR what had you done in the previous year...... (yeah... this should be left to your ownself cox it may contain very personal intimate thingy unless you are an exhibitionist who embrace the idea of sharing with the entire human kind)

As the radio blaring out those feel-good ear-friendly warm xmas tunes, you will hear "ohh-ahh"s around the office blurted by your lovely colleagues saying, "Oh.....this is my fave Xmas tunes"...."Oh....I remembered this tune, it was the first Xmas eve I spent with my bf/gf.....(with details those exhibitionists more than willing to flaunt)" etc etc.....

My all time fave xmas tune is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by the great Ella Fitzgerald. My all time pathetic New Year tune is "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" by any heart-wrenching voice. Yeah.... I had developed a disease called self-pitying syndrome, which enjoy the feeling of self-pitiness.

So, it's Jan 1.... how about yours?