Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas!

There is not too much Christmas feeling this year. Does anyone feel the same? I just feel this Christmas in Shanghai is a pretty plain and simple holiday, unlike other Christmas.

Anyway, for all my friends who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas, especially to my friends outside Shanghai (hope you have better atmosphere there).

7 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2009

  1. Laurence E. Blow

    Merry Christmas to you from America, where in the Washington, D.C. area we still have two feet of snow from last weekend on the ground…

    Happy 2010 to you and your family.

    Larry Blow

  2. Carroll

    Merry Everything to you and your good family, Jian Shuo. We had a call from our older son last night saying that he might be able to come home for Christmas this year after all, so at the moment, I’m a very excited and happy Mom :-)

    Please give Yifan a gentle little hug for me, OK? He may not know who I am (yet) but hopefully he will be able to feel the love.

    Big hugs and much love to you and Wendy too!

  3. Joyce Lau

    It’s been a lovely Christmas in Hong Kong.

    Maybe the lights on the highrises are not as spectacular, either because of cost-cutting or environmental awareness. It is unseasonably warm. And the shopping / dining is not quite as frantic, because of economic worries.

    But there’s been good Christmas spirit this year.

    Yesterday, I had Christmas Eve lunch with my mom, dad, brother and sister-in-law. We didn’t spent alot on gifts (not as much as in past years) but it was fun opening everything wrapped up beautifully in ribbons and bows. It was nice being together.

    Last night, my brother and his wife went to Catholic Mass.

    Meanwhile, I waited for my husband to come home, and we had a Champagne toast.

    Today, unfortunately, I’m working. But my husband (who works as a chef) prepared a great Christmas dinner for the staff here.

    When I get home tonight, we’ll open our Christmas stockings. (OK, we couldn’t hang them by the fireplace or tree, since we don’t have either in our Hong Kong flat — but it’s the thought that counts!)

    Tomorrow, Boxing Day, we’re having a HUGE family reunion with 26 people in my ancestral village.

    I’m not very religious personally, but many of my family are Christians. Either way, it’s a big holiday for many people in Hong Kong.

    I wish you and your family the best.

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