I'm about a day or two late, don't fault me, but Happy New Year! I spent my countdown in Philippines running around the road outside my hostel for glimpses of fireworks set off by the richer locals. Hopefully a change in New Year plan will beget a change in lifestyle. Hopefully. So, I'm decorating my room in preparation: a block of wood from the Holiday Flower Market in Taipei, one of my most ridiculous yet fruitful buys; a necklace from the Philippines; a white clock from Taipei as well; a "ring holder" from my brother's girlfriend for Christmas; and The Masterpiece by Emile Zola which I have yet to finish.
In the meantime, I have a few (more like one) exciting thing planned this week - after taking a warm shower, that is.