12/25/2008

Happy Christmas 2008!!

Here is yer ugly muggs, standing in front of a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve in the city center... Yeah, I can just about force a smile.. ke ke! My plan was to upload a few more xmas shots, but my internet connection is too slow, it just crashes when I try to upload anything more than 200kb. I'll aim to do it when I have more time.

I decided to treat myself to a hotel room for the night because my house is so noisy, I can only get about 4 hours of sleep per night. I am exhausted, and would love to move, but I am so tied down with various projects, I don't even have time to cut my toenails!

My main goal is to get my master's degree in linguistics finished by summer, and then I will have more time to make some new plans and hopefully escape my house for better things. Fortunately, I have a few options open to me, so overall, I am quite lucky at the moment. I am also thankful that I had a great opportunity in October to meet with the Shaolin Monks. That was my highlight of 2008.

I would like to thank all of you who have sent me xmas wishes by email. I hope that you will have a super new year, and that you won't fall victim to the woes of the current financial situation.

Greetings to all loyal followers of the Taekwondo Diaries!!