It is difficult to sum up what has certainly been a colorful year.
In a year plagued with tumultuous changes all over the world, and rarely for the better, we have seen escalation in war and hate crimes, racism and outright bigotry.
We have seen momentous changes in the political landscape with US electing Donald Trump and Euro grappling to maintain control with the break-off of UK.
Meanwhile the war in Syria rages, and war has penetrated the street of Philippines, Germany and a host of other nations.
And to top it off, 2016 has again been recorded as one of top ten hottest year on records. So yes, the global warming is real.
If there is anything we can learn from 2016, is that I believe the world is truly on a tipping point. If we do not change how we think, how we act, and how we lead our lives, these changes could become irreversible.
And as always change begin with oneself, reflect on your achievements, on your blessing, however small they may be, reflect on your mistake, and forgive your opponents, whose political views you do not share.
Be kinder to people, be mindful of our footprints on Earth, and strive to be more tolerant to people who are not like yourselves.
In the spirit of this Christmas, and at the end of the year, I still have hope that humanity have always found a way to get out of difficult situation, and hopefully 2017 isn’t as terrible as this one.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
With much faith, hope and love,