Month: December 2011

My Merry Christmas Message

It’s been a while since I’ve last posted anything worth reading. I guess I still have to adjust to back to normalcy. You see I’ve been away of recreational leave for the last month and I guess my mind isn’t fully back to work. This is greatly compounded by the fact that everyone in the office is in holiday mode.

My brain is also in chaos trying to figure out the situation with our political scene. I’ve been trying to actually put words together to form sentences to express my sentiments but I seem to be getting mixed up with the words. So I’ve resolved to not write anything about the political impasse until next year. Anyway, it Christmas and we’ve got to stop thinking about the negative things going on and concentrate on the good things, like our families.

I believe that Christmas is a time to be shared with the family, enjoying each other’s company. Unfortunately, some take it as an excuse to consume excessive amounts of alcohol. Remember, spending time with friends and family doesn’t always have to involve drinking. There are so many other activities that are more enjoyable and fun like a picnic, barbeque or simply having a family day by the beach.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year to come. Enjoy the celebrations safely and we’ll hear from you at the other side of the season.

Merry Christmas.

The Review Says Goodbye

I received an email today with an attachment; a short farewell letter by Keith Jackson. The Farewell from The Review (in PDF) gives a brief history of the e-zine Vintage which was started in 2002 and eventually morphed into PNG Attitude in 2008. Unfortunately, the e-zine published its last issue earlier this month – nearly a decade after its first publication.

The decision came after the huge demand, especially from the PNG Attitude blog and Crocodile Prize, on Keith. He states that it nearly burned out in 2006 but due to public demand it persevered. However, it has become too much.

While The Review will be diminished, Keith will concentrate on PNG Attitude and The Crocodile Prize National Literary Awards and it’s many associated activities. And best of all, The Crocodile Prize will be given a dedicated website which according to the letter will be published in a couple of months.