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11

Christmas 2010 and Reflections on the New Year

The New Year inevitably brings hope towards the future and hasty reflections on the recent past. 2010 was an intense year in which I changed jobs, moved to a new country, started a new Doctorate program, paid off student loans, and became a homeowner.

It was also a year that made me accept and move on from the negative attitudes of others and find peace in my own definitions of family/community.

Which is all we can do right? Before you can change the world you have to acknowledge how it functions and be understanding towards inevitable bias.

In 2011 I’d like to:

  • get pregnant
  • paint suede paint in the living room/bedroom
  • successfully refinish the floors and add new doors/blinds
  • survive the next academic semester which intimidates me (4 courses + 3 jobs and 2 conferences)
  • maintain a strong connection with my mother and friends in Canada
  • spoil my husband for his birthday
  • help the husband pay off our Visa bill
  • finish editing and publish a certain overdue article
  • develop my leadership skills (…groan, but the pressure is on)
  • spend more time with the dog and cat
  • get a new pair of Tom Ford sunglasses

And here are the photos from Christmas which was the best ever:

Ranjit, my handsome, witty, and creative Indian husband.

White lilies Ranjit brought home for Christmas Eve lunch.

Entrance to Diamond Tony’s on the 85th floor of Taipei 101 where we celebrated Christmas dinner.

A box from Tiffany’s. Ranjit surprised me with a silver necklace from the Frank Gehry Torque collection.

Christmas dinner

Bathroom with a view

Interior of Taipei 101

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