It was nearly the end of 2015 and what better way to end it than to go back home for the Christmas holidays! Ok, I did not originally plan to be home in December 2015 because (1) I already went home in April that year, and (2) going home in December is a little bit expensive due to more expensive flights and because it’s a time of festivities and meetups and what have you. But then, because Phil has expressed his want to meet my family, (and I thought this is a milestone haha!), I decided that December is the best month to go, mainly because it generally is the coolest month (although it was still averaging at 30 deg. C!).