Merry Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas to my family and friends!

2008 has not passed yet (I am still waiting for December 31, 2008 to write about a summery of this year), but I cannot help thinking about the amazing year.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

2008 was a very remarkable for me, especially the last few months of the year. I know it is not a normal year in China (Sichuan Earthquake, Beijing Olympic, and all kinds of scandle at the end of the year), and the world (Financial Crisis, of cause), but it also means a lot for me, personally.

I spent most of my time on my business – you know the life of a startup, especially an engetic, young, and promising startup. I feel very happy about it, but I also feel I spent much less time with Wendy, Yifan, my family and friends. (I still mean relatively less time than 2007, and of cause, much less than 2004, and 2003). Hope everyone understand. We didn’t have too much weekend afternoon tea time, as we did in 2005, and we didn’t have big fat dinners together. Oh. The other reason is, we have Yifan, and we expected to have every dinner with Yifan, but often failed to do it in the first part of the year, and frequently (Mondays, and Tuesdays) in the later part.

This year has also been a very challenging year for me. I just feel a little bit the sense of what a “middle-aged man” means – stuck in the middle of work, family, and somethings health.

Looking forward, 2009 will be a very nice year for me. Hope I can learn to keep some balance.

I feel I am so fortunate to have many friends around the world – and around myself. I would put a list in my Happy New Year post.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas 2007 Dec 25, 2007
  2. Merry Christmas 2006 Dec 24, 2006
  3. Merry Christmas 2005 for My Friends and Family Dec 25, 2005
  4. Merry Christmas 2004 Dec 24, 2004

13 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2008

  1. Merry Chrismas! God bless you! May your Chrismas wish come true, and every day of the coming year be filled with all the things you love. ^-^ +U The picture is very beautiful.

  2. Haha, I’ve just been back from East Nanjing Road. There’re so many people there. I’m considering being a vendor there on next Chrismas Eve, and selling those stuff concerned with Chrismas may bring me a big fortune. Anyway, merry Chrismas again as well.

  3. Merry Christmas, Jian Suo. I will be thinking about you and your beautiful family tomorrow as we celebrate with ours. Please give Wendy and Yifan big and small hugs from me, OK? (Not too big a one for Yifan — I don’t want to frighten him :-)

    I have a wish for myself for the coming year — I want to learn how to take night time photographs as well as you do!

  4. It’s rare to meet a englsih speaking Chinese in China. I was in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing and hangzhou last week. I had a wonderful time and came back blogging about it. My only problem is that we had a non english speaking Tour guide. But he was good and hard working Hangzhou guide. Now I hope to know some chinese and get help for my next Hangzhou trip again.

    I hope to drop by again at this blog to get more information about China. By the way, I am from Malaysia. Anyway, Merry Christmas and happy New year 2009 to you and all the readers of ! Will be dropping by again ! have fun, and don’t drive when ypu drink..

  5. the year the ending… 2008 is remarkable for matter how bad it is, we will never have another 2008 again. i am now looking forward to the coming of the new year.

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