Happy New Year!!!
Just came back indoors, deafened by the noise of exploding fireworks – the usual, you would say – but for me, a welcome sound after that one year spent abroad.
Let me wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2005! May this new year bring more joy and reconciliation than the previous one…
P.S: A special thought to those who have died or disappeared in the quake/tsunami tragedy; a tragedy which could well have happened to the people of my own country.