Tuesday, 23 December 2008

It is Work As Usual Despite being "On Leave"...

It has been a rather crazy week - and it's no wonder I felt ill last week!

Blogpastor has hinted that it is hard for me to slow down. I must confess that he is right. While I am officially on leave from the seminary, it is still "work" as usual for me.

The copy-editor of my first book to be published by T&T Clark has finally come back to me with some queries on the manuscript. Over the past few days, I have been working on responding to the issues raised by the copy-editor. Now that is out of the way, I can look forward to receiving the proofs sometime in late Jan 09. By then I would need to work on the indices of author and scripture references. If all goes well, the book should be on scheduled to be published in May 09. I am rather pleased with the progress.

My second book project that I have been working on over the past few months has been put on the back burner. Looks like I will only be able to pick it up again sometime in May 09 during the seminary's semester break.

For the next couple of days, I would still need to work on the brochure and registration form for the Edinburgh 2010 Study Process for ASEAN and Sri Lanka to be hosted by Seminari Theoloji Malaysia in 2009, and to respond to some of the queries from my postgraduate students.

The only time I can really look forward to some rest (without any access to emails and internet) would be my year end 5-day visit to Sandakan in Sabah. I am looking forward to this trip!


Alex Tang said...

Have a Blessed Christmas and a 5 day sabathical from email and Internet in Sandakan.

Kar Yong said...

Thanks, Alex!

Merry Christmas to you too.

Florence said...

work, labor on meaningful things is a very noble thing.
but there is a time for everything.
leisure & rest should have a big part too in our lives. ;o)
blessed christmas, kar yong.

Kar Yong said...

Have a blessed Christmas, Florence. Hope it is a white one.

Florence said...

thanks. yes, it's going to be a white one. am travelling to washington dc for a conference, and thereafter flying out to visit a friend in fargo, north dakota. i'll be freeeeeeeezing there.