Shirley Posts: Auld Lang Syne
We might have heard the song being sung all around the world, but I guess probably not all of us know what it means. It derived from a poem written by Robert Burns, which in English means "times gone by". I always get a warm feeling when I hear the song. So, I am writing my last post for BBC LE site and wish that all of you had had a wonderful Christmas and now is getting ready to welcome 2010. What a year! I am writing this from the beautiful island of Bali, and while I am seeing all kinds of tourists from around the world flooding Bali for the NYE, I remember those who decide to stay home and fully reflect on 2009. Yesterday was a sad day, because one of our former presidents passed away. He was a humble hero who always tried to unite the whole nations and demand equality for everyone in Indonesia. I hope many future leaders will follow his steps and continue to bring peace.
So, what is your resolution for next year?
Well, I have a lot in mind, but for this year I think I will try to accept things as they are and just keep flowing. I have always been such an ambitious person in a way that I would like to be able to control my future (and hate to fail), but last year has been such a ride for me that it reminded me to be patient and keep my head cool (instead of doing impulsive things). I just celebrated my 28th birthday few days ago, and received tons of good wishes (as well as presents) which made me realized how lucky I am. Feeling loved is the best feeling in the world!
With that note, I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year, and hope to see you again on the next BBC LE open blog. Keep on writing!
written in Jimbaran bay, Bali- Indonesia.
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