01 January 2013

New Year's Day before the New Year's Day of the Year of the Snake

(Click to enlarge and see how I have changed over the past few years, from 1st January 2007 to 2013)

The Chinese New Year of the Snake falls on the 10th of February in 2013.  Before welcoming the Snake, I just feel obliged again to usher in the Gregorian New Year with other revellers on streets.

For the seventh time in a row since the year end 2006, I went to the Taipei 101 fireworks show again last night, with my wife and my 2-year-old son, who is going to be 3 in March 2013.  I insist on maintaining the ritual of counting down to New Year at the same spot and then taking a photo thereafter.

It probably has something to do with obsession, just as what I explained in another entry posted several years ago on this weblog: a mental disorder characterised by a general psychological inflexibility, a chronic preoccupation with rules, procedures, perfectionism and excessive orderliness.

Although the growth of new social networking websites probably may have made this weblog somewhat redundant, and I have not posted anything here for the past seven months due to the heavy academic workload, I will keep being obsessed about taking the New Year photo and announcing it here.

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