Today is the third end-of-year celebration since the launching of this site, following 2008, 2009, 2010. Today also marks the end of the first decade of the new millennium. As we were busy with our lives and our work, a decade flashed by faster than we thought.
I remember I was with DMR working on Y2K project at Sprint PCS, working overtime testing their software readiness. I remember Christmas celebration and team-building outings with that company. I remember getting my daughter back from YMCA daycare. I remember a Chinese colleague of mine went to our apartment with his wife and two daughters. Now DMR, YMCA daycare, and that colleague are no longer here, the first two entities having gone under and that colleague being consumed by brain cancer. Yet, the memories of these events and people are as vivid as yesterday.
The first decade started with an economic boom at least in the US and ended with its opposite, loudly pronouncing a future very much different from the one when the millennium just started. The events and changes in this decade are of huge momentum, setting path toward the new arrangement of power and direction for most of the powerful countries. It is interesting to see where these powers will end up at the end of next decade, that is, year 2020.
This passing decade also saw big changes in my children with one moving from elementary school to college, the other from daycare to high school. I am sure by now both of them know what they want to do with their lives and there is no shortcut to their goals. I wish them success in their endeavors.
To my dear friends and readers, I wish all of you happiness and healthiness. Remember you are happy only when you are healthy and you have got what you want in life or at least you know what you want and are in the process of reaching your goal.
Happy New Year!