One of the advantage of living in a multicultural country like Malaysia is that we get to celebrate more public holidays than homogeneous countries like the States. The upcoming Chinese New Year and Awal Muharam holiday stretch is just one of the example. While many would be taking this opportunity to travel out of time to be with their family, I am unfortunately stuck on standby duty so that my Chinese colleagues get the chance to celebrate the festival. I guess that it just fair since they did the same for me the last AidilFitri holidays.
Being on standby means that I cannot go out of the KL city limits and would need to have my mobile active at all times for any calls that might come in. I have not received any calls during the holidays for the past few years and I hope that the same goes for this year. Other than just waiting around for the call, I just have plans to go through my backlog of unwatched DVDs, unread comics and unplayed PS2 games. I may even take in a film or two if I can muster enough energy to move the wide load also known as my arse between bouts of vegetating in front of the TV.
One thing that I can at least look forward to during the holidays is attending a private screening of “Brokeback Mountain” organized by a fellow blogger. I just hope that I don’t embarrass myself by bawling too much while watching the movie everyone is telling me is a big tear-jerker. For someone who still cries at the ending of “E.T” and the “Dawson’s Creek” finale episode, this concern is a valid one indeed.
Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone! Have a happy and safe holidays with your family and friends.
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