After the long holidays in Dec 2011, dont feel used to working days as there's another flurry of holidays coming very soon. About 5 public holidays for 3 weeks from end Jan to early Feb, so if you apply for 10 days leave between these 3 weeks you won't be going to the office for 3 weeks.
New Year 2012 came and went not much to expect, had went to JJ and came back quite late. Wanted to go to the roof top to catch some of the fireworks but stomach ache. Was doing my business when I heard the loud explosions and I knew I missed it , nvm there's always next year but not according to the Mayans ... ah nvm that's another story.