In a little over an hour, the Holidays will be officially over..... another year has ended and another one has begun... Have survived another End of the World threat... Have survived another year.... Overall, 2012 - the DRAGON year - was not so very good to me.... too many things happened... too much losses.... To think it was my year, as I was born the year of the Dragon... I can only hope the SNAKE year I will fare better.... Ironically, am scared of Snakes!!! EEEEK!!!
I was a bit weirded out by this year's Holidays... even the main reason why I opted not to go to Manila - first time in the last soooo many years.... with Mom gone, I felt it would be too sad to be there... not to mention, same time last year, I was with her and saw her go through some of the most painful days of her battle with cancer... Still, I did get a bit homesick, XMas has a way of doing this to us, I suppose.... didn't someone say that, "XMas is the time of the year when most gets really homesick -- even when they are home...." This I felt very much.... still, I managed.... survived.... and even enjoyed the Holidays - as much as I could.... Thanks to my family and friends here in Taipei, of course.... They helped make me forget some of the pains of 2012... the longing.... the emptiness.... Helped me get through.... for this am Grateful!!!
So, on to 2013.... am ready.... as ready as I could be.... I just Hope and Pray that it will be a better year for me - for everyone.... if not Great, at least smoother.... already it is shaping up to be a busy one with upcoming trips to Kaohsiung and Manila.... and hopefully, the US sometime soon, too!!! Here's hoping... and on that note, I bid you all a...
HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with WONDROUS POSSIBILITIES!!!