Today I received a box of presents from my family in the US. As I unpacked the wrapped gifts, I felt an incredible bittersweet wave of love and homesickness.
Here is my meager attempt at decorating for Christmas. I considered putting some holiday lights around my statue of Buddha, but that seemed sacrilegious in a way. Just so he won't feel left out, I'll make sure to do something special with him for Chinese New Year.
I'm excited about spending Christmas "together" (through Skype) with my family. Only 5 more days!