And, in Swedish, “God Jul!”. This is just a short post before I head out to town for some dinner, beer drinking and similar. I wish all you guys a really, merry christmas. I’m a bit envious for those of you that can spend it in Sweden with a real christmas tree, hopefully some snow, julskinka (christmas ham) and glögg (no translation ).
The christmas here in Hong Kong is very different. I would dare to say that no one has seen christmas before seeing it in Hong Kong – here they build enormous christmas trees and displays in every shopping mall, they dress walking arcades in cloth, they light up most skyscrapers into enormous, blinking christmas greetings and the amount of people christmas shopping is just staggering. But in the same time, it’s 21 degree Celsius outside, nice, clear and sunny!
I know some of you got christmas cards from me (or are waiting for them). For those of you who didn’t receive one and consider yourself worthy of one – I’m very sorry, I’ll send you a card next year if you send me your address And thanks for those of you who also sent me a card!
Finally, christmas presents. For my part, I haven’t received any typical christmas present and I don’t plan do either, as well as I don’t plan to giving many. I have already received the best christmas present I could get – my wonderful girfriend Shirley whom I met one week before christmas:
And after christmas my family will arrive and add a little real christmas feeling, hopefully. I’ll probably write a post before the new year to outline my plans and thoughts of the year of 2006. Merry Christmas!