December

Once again, Christmas is upon us. Once again the message of love and closeness to family and friends is betrayed by greedy corporations seeking to cash in on an increasingly commercial image of christmas.

I have made up my mind. This Christmas I want no part of it. I will make this my “spend-as-usual” month. Already now I have deals in place with friends and family that make sure presents are given only to kids and babies. It suits me fine.

Then again, it may help that I’ll be going to Malaysia, Tioman Island, the 20th, and not return until next year. In any case, have a merry and hopefully un-stressed Christmas!

10 thoughts on “December”

  1. Nik says:

    Tioman Island looks awesome.. are you going diving?

  2. Joen says:

    I really hope I can go diving. If not SCUBA, then snorkling for sure. I’ll bring my snorkling gear in any case.

    No matter what happens I’m sure it’s going to be great.

  3. AkaXakA says:

    Oh man…have fun!

  4. Joen says:

    I will πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  5. Anders Rask says:

    That looks so cool! Enjoy the trip!

  6. Joen says:

    Thanks. I’m looking so much forward to it.

  7. George says:

    Is it an ever increasingly commercial image of Christmas, or just an eternally commercial image of Christmas that we just notice more some years? I never know.

    What I do know is that everyone expects retail sales (here in the UK) to take a tumble this Christmas, for the first time in ages. What is the result of this? The retailers fight stronger to keep their grip on us. More advertising, more offers, more retail-culture shoved in our faces. But it just feels desperate and transparent, so they only succeed in making the problem worse.

    My hope is that next year the retailers sit down and acknowledge the burnout. And maybe next year we can start the Christmas buildup in November rather than September.

  8. Joen says:

    What I do know is that everyone expects retail sales (here in the UK) to take a tumble this Christmas, for the first time in ages.

    That’s interesting. As usual it is expected to thrash increase here in Denmark (AFAIK).

    My hope is that next year the retailers sit down and acknowledge the burnout. And maybe next year we can start the Christmas buildup in November rather than September.

    You and me both.

  9. khaled says:

    And here I thought I was the only one that really was getting a bit annoyed with the commercial aspect of christmas that completely dominates our lives from end of October onwards.

    As for your december installment, if I wasn’t inspired more that I get depressed by what you release, I’d seriously consider stop visiting noscope on the first of the month πŸ™‚

  10. Joen says:

    And here I thought I was the only one that really was getting a bit annoyed with the commercial aspect of christmas that completely dominates our lives from end of October onwards.

    No no, we’re a growing force to be reckoned with.

    As for your december installment, if I wasn?t inspired more that I get depressed by what you release, I?d seriously consider stop visiting noscope on the first of the month πŸ™‚

    Thanks, but honestly if you knew the anatomy of one of these shots you’d be far less impressed. I plan to do such an anatomy of a shot in short, btw…

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