Although in good spirits, I think I’m losing grip with the world again. Perhaps it has to do with the schedule changes that were made to accommodate the elections in January and Lunar New Year holiday in February. Lately, I’ve frequently been asking, “what day of the week is it? When am I off again next? When am I on the night shift? When do I have to get up at three in the morning to present?” I bought essence of clam yesterday. I hope it’ll help. After having to present news in Mandarin and Taiwanese by myself back to back for two days before the holidays, at least I won’t freak out as much about presenting in Minnan all by myself anymore, now that I know what scary is and now that both my skin and stomach linings have grown thicker. But this week, I’ll still have to present the Minnan news at seven by myself. Help! Save me, Tim!