Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's end of 2009

It’s going to be 2010 soon, and I start writing this since a week before that cause too free at home. Ok, 2009 is going to be history soon, and 2010 is a new tomorrow. Every New Year eve, I will spend some time to write something about myself and conclude the year.

This year is quite a special year for me, as you all know I finally upgrade my status from single to married :) after 11 years relation marathon.

Back to year 2006 New Year eve, I’m alone in the office preparing my thesis and until I so down and depress so I went to Ikea alone to get myself two units of Billy bookshelves to cheer up myself. Well, the bookshelves are still standing still in my house.

Then in year 2007, one of the busiest year for me but the reward is very disappointed. Anyway, it’s history already. I still failed to change my status that year even though I had tried my best to do it. And last year, again I’m failed to change my status. But I bought myself a SLR ^.^

Ok, this year is year 2009, how I going to conclude this year.

First, most important and most proud of me is I finally married the girl I love after 11 years :) on 12 Dec. Finally I don’t need hide from my colleagues anymore when they ask me about when to get marry, no need to take angpao anymore. But now they start to push me to get myself a siu siu kion -.- (You thought I don’t want meh, have to ask my wife permission also mah).

About career, as usual, not much of improvement, still continues the two stupid projects. No sure this year got bonus or not, God please give me strength to continue :p

Some unlucky things happen to my family but luckily enough that it is not that worst. Hope next year will be a better year.

I managed to go to the other side of the earth this year with brother Jamie, ^.^ lucky. Visit to New York and it is a wonderful trip. I wish I can bring my wife to go there again. Then, thanks to fanshue for all the hard work and let me go to Finland and Paris. Finland is a very quiet place, not much building and activity to do. Paris on the other hand is very beautiful and exciting city, although I only had 1/2 day walking around the Paris but it’s very enjoyable. Once again, I wish I can go there again with someone I love.

And on Sept., finally fly to Taiwan with my colleagues for 8 days and I love Taiwan, I love the scenery, the environment and the people, especially the lenlui ^.^ We finish 1/2 of the Taiwan and crossing from west to east through the most wonderful and adventures mountains’ road. I hope we can finish the second part of Taiwan in near future.

Time pass tremendously fast this year, I wish I can slow it down but too bad it just ignore my request. I travel a lot this year and I think I had spent more than 1/3 of my time at oversea. Every time when I return to Bolehland, I was just so excited to see the green trees and rain. Really, there is no other place like returning to home; no matter how wonderful is the world out there.

Ok, then what are my New Year wishes?

First, I wish to become a good husband.

Second, I wish continue to become the sohai and let you all continue laugh at my stupidity.

Third, I wish I can pick up the dream that I left some years ago.

Ok, nothing will be done if I continue sitting here and writing about the New Year. So, happy New Year and good luck to you all. Cheer!

Friday, December 25, 2009

You know why the sky is blue?

It's to make me happy. I wanted it to be blue, so it's blue.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to those heroes out there

Merry Christmas to you all and we hope to celebrate with you all together in year 2010. We miss you guys/gals a lot.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice

Today is winter solstice (冬至), one of the important solar terms (节气) in Chinese lunar calendar. In this day, it is the shortest day of the year for north hemisphere. Chinese believe that when we reached to the darkest end, it will be the beginning of the brighter side. Therefore we celebrate the longest night of the year and after this day, the sun will move towards north and the day will getting longer and longer from day to day.

Due to winter solstice is based on the sun instead of moon; therefore it is almost fixed every year between 21st - 23rd December. To calculate the exact day for winter solstice, we can use the following formula:

Winter solstice day = Y * D + C – L
Y is the last two digit of the year,
D is the a constant, which is 0.2422,
L is the number of lead year
And for C is another constant, for 21st century, C = 21.94 and for 20th century, C = 22.60.

For example, when is the winter solstice fell on 2009?
The answer is (9 * 0.2422) + 21.94 – (9 / 4) = 21.87. Therefore it is fell on 22nd Dec. 2009.
Based on the calculation, we will going to celebrate winter solstice on 22nd Dec. until year 2056 and start from year 2057 we will going to celebrate winter solstice on 21st Dec. Not sure I'm still there or not :)

Ok, now forget about this math and back to normal life.

Winter solstice is very important in Chinese culture and it is more important than Chinese New Year because it’s the beginning of the "bright side". Therefore, this day family members gather together and have a nice and warm dinner and follow by sweet dumpling (汤圆) as symbolic of reunion.

Once you ate the sweet dumpling, it mean, you are older another year :)
So, happy winter solstice and happy grow up.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

1 Litre of tears

I write because writing is evidence that I am still alive.

木藤亜也 Kitō Aya

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Introducing Mrs. Ding

In year 1998 May, when I was reported to UKM, I met this lovely lady and she become my very first girl friend and also the last one.

After we know each other for 4017 days, finally, she become my wife. I'd managed to change our status from single to married on the last day of year 11th. If you ask me is 11 years a long period? I will tell you that, yes, it is too long for us to remain the status as single, but it is definitely too short for me to love her. All the while, I respect her decision to remain single due to some reasons. And finally, she give me permission to change the status.

Introduce to you all, Mrs. Ding, my lovely wife.