As this year comes to a close, it's likely I'll be ending it in Taiwan. Having spent the previous two Christmases in China, it's nice to be back here and not have to bother about smog or the various complications and nonsense one always faces in daily life in China.
Of course, Christmas is also not a public holiday here (it's a regular work day) but the commercial and non-religious aspects are very much present. So Christmas trees and decorations, restaurant staff wearing Santa hats, and even Christmas songs will be seen and heard throughout Taipei.
This is my first blog post on this website as my usual blog is hcyip.wordpress.com. I'll be posting here from time to time, hopefully more often than not, and moving some posts from my other blog to here.