|Midnight view of the Bund and Huang Pu River from my sofa|
At the stroke of midnight, the night sky of Shanghai erupted in fireworks as well as small red lanterns that drifted away on the below-freezing breeze. I spent the last day of 2012 in the hospital of all places, hooked up to an IV filled with antibiotics, painkillers, and anti-nausea medication. Not such a great end of the year! But today starts a new one, a year that I hope is filled with lots of health. More soon, it takes almost nothing to send me back to bed for more rest. Happy New Year everyone, and Happy Birthday to my little brother!