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“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

China Light 6

So I’ve been thinking on how to end this year on the blog. As the ending of a year and the beginning of another one comes close, I always feel as though I have to do something. Like, giving a little speech on how I experienced this past year, what the highlights were for me, and on what I want to achieve and expect next year. But as each and every year ends and the new one comes incredibly close, I panic. I mean, I didn’t really dare looking at my resolutions from last year since the beginning of July!

While I was taking another sip of my wine (found in my Christmas hamper, score!) I gave it a thought. Now I’ve decided I might give it another shot later. Maybe when the year has started and I feel all excited for our new beginnings in the world that, well if you think about it, will be kind of the same probably once the clock strikes 00.00 tomorrow night. So instead, I’m grabbing this opportunity to share my experience at “China Light”, something light and cosy to close of another year.

[edit: exciting news!! I finally seem to have solved the infamous commenting issue – I installed Disqus! – Please let me know if any problems occur!!]

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To make things a bit more lively I thougt I’d shake it up a bit here……by actually posting something. You wouldn’t believe how many drafts of blogs are in my wordpress folder. It’s kind of depressing because so much has happened and I’ve written so many things that “don’t really count” anymore…just because I couldn’t find the words or…how should I put this…gumption(?) to just put it on the internet. Not to confuse you, it’s just past 2 am and all the drafts were good-sprited ones about pretty fun ‘stuff’ (not telling yet, maybe I’ll still post them!). But the longer you keep yourself from blogging, the harder it is to jump back in…isn’t it?

I just said it’s 2 am so just to make this an even more rambly post, let’s share some of my long awaited (?) / very belated (!) birthday snaps I took at the beginning of this month when I turned the merry age of twenty-two. Hooray!

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