Can't imagine eleven months of the year have just flown by. The weather is starting to get hot and the wind strong and dry. This is usually the kind of weather this time of the year - the time when one hears the slamming of doors and windows caused by the strong winds or the sound of flower pots being broken.
The local Chinese community takes this as a sign of Chinese New Year approaching. The Chinese or Lunar calendar begins on February 7, 2008, which marks the first day of the Lunar New Year. By the way, the new year is the Year of the Rat/Mouse. It'd be interesting to know what the new year brings.
It's still a good two months before the Chinese New Year festival so we still haven't seen on sale any lime plants, feng shui bamboo plants and other auspicious paraphernalia associated with the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Downtown in malls and hotels, it's the air of Christmas everywhere. It's a delight going downtown this time of the year. Will need to make a trip to get some pictures to show you here.
Happy Monday in the meantime.