Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Can't sleep tonight
Can't sleep, been thinking about the merger. Received so many emails from my friends back in Toronto still trying to cope with the fact, apparently it takes some time for the news to sink in and for everyone to notice what huge impact it will cause. My boss cancelled his flight to SH, and our trip to Japan later... I will be back to Toronto end of Sept to look at the reorg and realign the team's mandate here in SH. My colleages at the SH office were shocked to hear about the news, and I kinda feel sorry for them (they don't have much exposure to what will happen as we were told to be tight lipped), the locals and I really started to bond as I am getting closer in understanding what they are going through here. I should be happy to be back to Toronto, but I know it's going to be like tornato season in the office, and i'm somewhat worried about the local team and my assignment to China. Oh well, I'll still stick to my belief that 'the universe works in mysterious ways, it's never easy; but it's always right and there's always something that you can learn from it' (B5). Oh yeah, it was Chinese valentines' day yesterday but since I still haven't found my goddess yet, so it wasn't anything special for me at all... And even worst? Nature has somehow found a way of rubbing it in for me - they literally 'made' another Chinese valentines' day next month (apparently some strange constellation thing so we kinda have 2x Julys this year according to the Chinese calender; hence, two Valentines day). Bah.