I am an Englishman in New York, so even though I am an alien here, people hardly recognize me as one. I look like one of them unless I open up my mouth to talk. My eight years of staying here was more of an drama, I wanted to leave many times but like this time, I cannot simply give up the life as an alien. Now I chose to stay at least one more year here. I am not sure how the new year will open up to me, it can be more challenging, it can be easier, only God will know. My first blog starts with a hope.