If not your birthday or the death anniversary of a loved one, January 3 can be considered the most neglected day of any year. Who would want to celebrate anything significant on such a day when all the Hallmark-level type of revelry has just been concluded? Who on earth would try to go out and shop or even dine outside when there are so much gifts you received last Christmas-peak-week and there are so much leftover inside your fridge?
I bet my skinny pwet (translation: butt) you don’t remember January 3 last year and the year before that! But you definitely remember the annually stirring, exhilarating and superlative January 1.
But what about January 2? You remember January 2 because it is one of the worst days of the year. It is the day you usually commence your New Year’s resolution, the day you start recuperating from a very bad hangover, the day you feel like you are a new you. You remember January 2 because it is the day you would usually spend all day and all night on your bed.
But for January 3, it is usually be the understated, trifling and negligible day. There are even times when such day is considered the most mundane because it is the day when everyone would go back to their ordinary, routinary and lackluster life — work, school and of course the usual wicked vice.
I guess it is only me who would greet you “Happy January 3!” (with exclamation point) and no one else. No one else.