Today is the first day of the Year of the Rabbit. Here’s wishing all my Chinese readers a very happy Lunar New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xīn nián kuài lè
We have a long weekend here in Singapore because of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, so it is a time to rest and chill and just be with one another. I would have loved to go on a short trip, but because of the children’s school and the fact that GG has exams coming up, this remained a dream for now.
Today’s quote is from Walt Disney, the man who seeded the child in every one of us. Disney says that all our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them. What this means is that nothing is impossible, and all our dreams can come true as long as we don’t give up. It’s the courage to pursue them even after the failure which is important the most. All our dreams can be turned into a reality, but, It has to be authentic and realistic. So be real, listen to your inner voice, believe in yourself, and have the courage to continue even after a setback. What you do when you fail defines everything.
China is likely to see 36,000 Covid deaths a day during the Lunar New Year holidays, making it one of the most deadly periods of the pandemic, according to an updated analysis. The country will likely experience one longer, more severe Covid wave, rather than repeat peaks and valleys, as the traditional festival marked by millions of people returning home to reunite with their families fuels high levels of virus transmission. Hopefully, this will not be a return to what happened in 2020 which was also fueled by the Lunar New Year travel.
I have been obsessed with reading this week and read four books this week. I have been reading every chance I got during the day and some days, late into the night trying to finish a chapter or a book. I hope this continues for a long time this year and I read more and more.
Stay safe people and here’s hoping the year of the rabbit is happy and prosperous for you and your loved ones.