Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The other problem with having just 1 kid

.... You start off the New Year of the Pig in a nett loss position. I don't know what the government thinks about their birth promotion incentives, but if my experience this CNY is anything to go by, it's definitely working. Chinese people are having more kids. Somewhere in Singapore is a Chinese woman visiting relative after relative with her 4 kids. Unless she's been stuffing S$50s or S$100s into her Ang Pows, she's definitely going to start the New Year with a tidy profit. A friend called me today to ask if she would be showing up at my house for the lunch gig. No, she can't make it, I said. Otherwise I'd be running to the ATM. Or shoving IOUs into 4 Ang Pows. Even so, 5 kids descended on my house at 11 am and wiped me out completely. Even faster than the 3 ERP gantries I hafta navigate every morning to work, and those are pretty awesome already.

Today marks the second movie that The Husband and I have seen together in a real movie theatre since birth of The Son about 23 months ago, which is pretty good I think. Unfortunately we watched GhostRider.

The Son went swimming today ("Mimming") and he seems to be getting the hang of things. Spent some quality time with my Hong Kong auntie and a float ("Foat"). Thereafter, the entire extended fambly made its way to a Hong Kong cafe (just for my auntie's sake), where some of us had our first authentic Hong Kong meal and my aunt had her 31,562th authentic Hong Kong meal.

My resolutions for this Year of the Pig:

1. pay bills on time
2. open snailmail within the same decade that I receive it
3. maybe even, perhaps, kind of ask or suggest to my secretary that, uh, some things need to be done, or maybe considered, to perhaps improve, like, work flow. Either that or she can elect to just start telling me when my clients have arrived at the office for a meeting. I'll let her pick. I don't mind if she goes for option 2 - it would be very nice not to find out by accident, say, 15 minutes later when I pass the reception and get a lovely surprise.

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that's one of the many things i like about not being there - avoiding CNY!!!! :>

 
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