你好/ Ní hǎo / Nín hǎo / Hello / How do / S’mae,
Firstly, there are too many distractions. I know this is true because I started writing the first sentence about a week ago. The second sentence followed a few days later. This sentence was written today. Yesterday, I met with Gerry, Cian, Lee, Mrs Lee, Toby (good luck in Thailand), Percy, and Maria. Some Premier League football was watched involving City’s deserved defeat at Leicester City. This is football. Far from ‘Typical City’ and much closer to ‘it’s a game of two teams’. Liverpool were on in the background and Man Utd. The less said the better. Turkey thigh and vegetables followed steak and the trimmings. It wasn’t bad. I felt very much fed up yesterday. The time difference plus a faulty VPN has made dialling the U.K. and family a tad difficult. Maybe, I’ll finally add a VPN to my phone now. Lesson learnt.
This weekend we worked on Saturday due to the nationally recognised New Year holidays of Sunday to Tuesday. I doubt that I’ll go anywhere. Probably take it very easy. Save all the travelling for Nepal beginning in late January.
Yep, I was distracted.
Had a lazy day yesterday, and today… probably tomorrow too. So, here it goes… simply:
恭贺新禧 (gōng hè xīn xǐ)
Respectful congratulations on the New Year.
新年快乐 Xīnnián kuàilè
HAPPY NEW YEAR
再见/ Zài jiàn / Bài bài / Ta’ra / Goodbye / Hwyl Fawr