Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chinese New Year is around the corner (again). My year is ending, and the Year of the Horse takes reign (no pun intended). It’ll be the first time in 24 years that I haven’t spent Chinese New Year with members of my family, either in South Africa or Taiwan. But that’s okay. I will be doing something beneficial, something different. This time I won’t be attending the annual festivities overly decorated in red, as I will be in Austria. And I think for the first time in my life, I’m actually going to make a resolution. Well, we don’t actually make New Year’s resolutions during Chinese New Year. All the more reason to make one I suppose.

Observe more, listen more. Speak less.

A tough resolution given my habit of forever talk shit, but I believe this improvement must come consciously. That is, I should have to constantly remind myself that I want this to happen. And it will. Sometimes thoughts are better recorded; written down, and not spoken. It really gives me a chance to clearly reflect my mind on paper (or computer), and form a clear understanding of what it means to think like John. Most importantly, this gives me a proper opportunity to see and prove if that, which I wish to say today, is still the same as I wish to say tomorrow. JSF.

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