Hahaha. My second post of the year. Sorry, I've been over at the Shanghai blog the whole time now, well, minus those times when I could not get on the proxy servers to access it because effective Oct this year, Wordpress has been off limits in China too.
Today, I browsed for the first time the blog of a new friend, a Jew, and found myself mind travelling through the unfamiliar landscapes of Middle Eastern nations including the home of his ancestors. The stories are captivating, the writing compelling. I had no idea this new friend was a soldier for a while, actually up to as recent as this October less than two months before I met him.
Just last night, I chanced upon Green Day's 21 Guns after not hearing it for ages, and made the opening line my new year resolution, sort of: "Do you know what's worth fighting for?"