Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas greetings

Can't believe it is around the corner again. Sometimes I feel like the Grinch. Christmas is always a busy time for us here in Taiwan and the worst is that it is NOT a holiday, hence no "time off." Yes, you've heard me correctly. It is a normal working day for us here. So for those of you who have the luxury to relax a bit and enjoy the Christmas cheers with family and friends, think of me here while you are celebrating and I can certainly use some good vibes you've sent to beat all these deadlines.

The only good thing about not having it as a mandated holiday is that I can skip all this shopping- and I don't complain on that. It used to be hard to be a Taiwanese in the U.S. We shopped for Christmas and gave money out to family for the Chinese New Year. Doubling spending, you know.

I have problem uploading a video to this site so instead I am linking you to my Christmas greeting video on vox.

Vox does not allow non-members to leave a comment so if you want to leave a message for me, you are welcome to comment here.

Happy holidays.


  1. I feel for you Lori. But I also think people should make up their own holidays--just give everyone so many days off and let them choose which to take and when. Perhaps try it for a year and see what happens. Perhaps take a Christian holiday and then a Buddhist or a Hindu one and then another religious one. Just alternate--that way you can meet up with everyone.

    Nice video of the year--monkeys throwing things, Chiang Mai (great place), KL towers, etc. Maybe it will not look so boring a couple of years from now.

  2. What an idea and I like that. Wish that can happen though. Are you sore from driving in the bad weather? Merry Christmas, my friend.

  3. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

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  5. Wow, I am surprised to watch the pictures of “Department of Management in ChiaYi University” in your video. It’s my alma mater. But it’s a new campus, I didn’t study there. I went back there to take a look last year. It’s nice, but I have graduated.
    Thank your for your video and greeting. I still work in TaiChung, MOTOMAX, Taiping City. I am the junior specialist in G.M. office. So much things have to learn, and adapt myself to the culture. I must say sorry for you. Because I went back to CTUST at 1/2 to chat with 竹軒姐、芳菊 and other colleagues. I want to find you, but it’s no time. If I go to CUTST next time, I will find you. So don’t blame me………….

  6. That's right, you graduated from there. It was a nice satellite campus. I met Tong tong-the depressed dog there. Feeling very bad about its life as his owner told us the story.

    That's all right that we didn't get to meet when you visited-I wasn't on campus anyway. Thank you Cloe.