Tomorrow, 22 December 2006, most companies in Hong Kong will close in the early afternoon by way of marking this year's Winter Solstice.
Chinese winter solstice: Wikipedia
What with it being the last Friday before Christmas, Hong Kong's shopping districts and malls will be even more choc-a-bloc than usual with people waving their credit cards.
A Christmas Carol? Ba-humbug! Even so, Mister Bijou will try his best to be of good cheer as he sits it out on a little island in the South China Sea. And come Monday there's turkey, roast potatoes and all the trimmings chez Mike, Wai-fong and Charlie's. In a word: bliss.