Another Christmas is approaching, and 2007 has come to an end. Some of you have already finished your examinations, and you're probably outlining your plans for the coming semester break. Or, as an exchange student coming for semester A only, you may be about to move out of your Hall and return to your hometown. We would like, sincerely, to say goodbye to you, and hope that you have enjoyed your hall life here during the semester! Bon voyage!

We would also like to give you some health and safety advice for your happy semester break.

1. Beware of Avian Flu
Avian Flu (Bird Flu) has been found to be the most threatening disease since SARS in 2003. Many countries, including those in Asia and Europe, have reported cases of people being infected by Avian Flu.

Here are some things that you can do to minimise the risk:
(1) avoid touching birds directly;
(2) take more exercise and have enough sleep to keep your resistance high, since no vaccine is available at present; and
(3) do not eat food which is not fully cooked.

2. Travel with someone you trust
Travel with someone that you trust and enhance your awareness of self-protection. Before you travel, tell your family and roommate your travel plans.
We wish you a joyful semester break. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Farewell and Take Care, My Dear Friend!