Today, I walked along the Beijing Canals to the office again, since I just came back from a trip to Wolfsburg and Dresden. Compared with December 9th, when I saw them last, the ice now carries. Like last year, people started clearing it for using ice skates. I walked on it the first time this winter. Soon then I can also commute by skates again. But now is Christmas time first and no thought of any office work.