There’ll be no December in December. Everything is upside down.

The December we will experience is the one we have known all these years, but backwards. And we will try our best to reverse engineer everything so the sum of all parts will resemble what we’ve come to expect from December.

The truth is this December will simply not be the same however you spin it.

The year end holidays will come and go without a real holiday experience. No home leave for expats. No balik kampung for many.

No open houses.

Boxing Day shopping will feel more like a bad hangover and the year-end bonus will be as virtual as they come, without the satisfying virtues of career progression and increased wealth.

December is known as the month we rejuvenate and refresh ourselves for the challenges of the coming year.

But that is only possible if we are exhausted from working our asses off for the first 11 months.

Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest….

December will be what you make of it.

I predict the following:

Most of us will still be working remotely most of the month. 

Staff will be busy finishing up their annual leave, so it will be a break from the office by default.

It will be business as usual except for the last week of the month, when all of us will get so fed up with 2020 we’ll go into deep prayer and meditation and for the more reckless, a drunken stupor until 2021 slaps us in the face.

Meantime, I want to wish Happy Deepavali to all our Indian readers, more power to you. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Take consolation in one reverse phenomenon: STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS!

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