Having heard the retrenchments and restructuring of my company, with the replacement of the company's top management, things doesn't seem all rosy for the year 2008. Overtime has been cut to zero, and paycuts are expected from whatever measily amount that I am getting. The upside is that this has given me more precious time to reflect on what are the important things in life, such as family and friends, and what I want to do with my life, rather than mindlessly follow the daily routine of work that eats up into so much of our recreation and social life. If I do get retrenched, maybe I should take this opportunity to do all the things I want to do but did not have the time recently, like reading and photography, and maybe get another education to upgrade myself and learn new skills. In this economic downturn, strangely I have started collecting coins from the Singapore Mint! It's another hobby that I had been interested to try but have not started untill now. I would be showing some of the coins here when I have the time. Chinese New Year is coming soon, and its the Year of the Ox come 2009. Let's hope for a Bullish trend out of this recession and full economy recovery, and an Ox-picious(Auspicious) Year soon!