It seems that the festive snowman was a correct prediction even though it wasn't intended as such. Snow started to fall on Boxing Day and there have been flurries of snow ever since. Not really being used to the stuff, it still excites me as it would excite a child. Everything looks so clean and beautiful and there is a special silence that descends, muffling the usual sounds of the city. So far, I've had to stop myself from sprawling face first on the pavement three times. I don't need any more facial scars so let's hope that I continue to avoid kissing the pavement.
As for the hanging of Glitter in Vietnam, it appears that that 'prediction' didn't come true. The BBC
reports that he paid $2000 to each of the families of the two girls he is accused of sexually abusing. Both families have since written to the authorities asking them to drop child rape charges, which they have done.