Adding to the (sometimes) fun times:
- 04 January - New flatmate moved in. Have to work on a Sunday to make up for "three" (really just one) days off for New Year.
- Early-mid January - Vague, slack preparation within the department for the dreaded end of year party. Lots of projects with upcoming deadlines.
- 15 January - Decided to go to Thailand to hang out with a friend of mine (sorry, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, London). Booked the ticket at 3am. Finally received some long-awaited items from the UK.
- 16 January - Don't do much at work as we finally throw something together for the costume competition and 'performance'. Don't get me started on how I feel about the Yankee Swap. Party was not as abysmal as I expected. I drew number 1 for the swap, and stubbornly kept my own present (although who couldn't love a pink sheep pillow?). Party ended promptly at 10pm, at which time 90% of people went home. I drank too much wine and was not functioning by 2am.
- 17 January - My Chinese birthday. Spent the weekend watching Firefly and Serenity.
- 19 January - Find out another friend is going to be in Chiang Mai next week. Very exciting!
And now the future stuff:
- 20 January - The Obama inauguration. Partying is planned for later. Did you know that Obama-related words are at the top of the Top Words List for 2008 (according to The Global Language Monitor)?
- 24 January - Working on a Saturday to give us time off during the week.
- 25 January - Chinese New Year's Eve.
- 26 January - Day 1 of the Year of the Ox (and Australia Day). Fly to Chiang Mai.
- 27 January - I officially get older.
- 30 January - Leave Chiang Mai, hopefully after good times a-plenty.
- 31 January - Get back to Shanghai.
- 01 February - Go to work on a Sunday, to make up for the time off for New Year. Sense a pattern here? Auckland gets a 3 day weekend for Anniversary Day. I ... have to work.