crankylaowai wrote: “Ease up, formosa. I was making a self-disparaging remark, not complaining in any way about Taiwan or life, the universe, and everything.”
Eased up, Cranky. I need those reminders now and then. SMILE.
Speaking of Douglas Adams, life, the universe and everything, or was that Monty Python … it WAS a pretty pathetic way to celebrate Christmas, I agree. Why can’t Taiwan … get with the program?
Just watch: 2004 and Soong Ma comes into power, KMT triumphant, Constitution Day becomes a holiday once again and Christmas is a day off for everyone, believers and nun-believers alike. That’s fair.
At ease, sir! I was a bit on the hungover side that day, sorry there. Now what about New Year’s Day, is that a holiday here or what? And when does the year 92 begin in Taiwan? January 1 or on Chinese New Year’s Day?
Personally, I like the Mayan 5200 year cycle best. World will end in 2012 they say over there in Mexico way.