One of the nice things about being a part of a team is the diversity of interests that each team member brings to the mix.

We find it very difficult to get into any sort of holiday spirit in spite of the decorations all over the malls in Malaysia. It is still hot here and without our family around, celebration is the last thing on our minds.

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Not so for Beth and Craig who love Christmas and have even shipped their Christmas ornaments around the world. They threw a great Christmas staff party on the weekend with a real tree purchased from Ikea and plenty of traditional baked goods, all done in her toaster oven. With three guitar players and many enthusiastic vocalists, the music was great.

christmas08-009Frank, the current Program Director of ICPU is retiring, so it was also a nice opportunity to spend some time with him and his friend Cathy before he moves on.