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How to break the spell of a bad 2019

Eat a bowl of toshikoshi soba, a dish filled with symbolism that the Japanese eat on New Year's Eve

Buy good kelp and bonito flakes and make a golden stock for the noodles.
Buy good kelp and bonito flakes and make a golden stock for the noodles.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

I have never been so eager for a year to end.

Of course, every time a new one rolls around, there are challenges, ups and downs, good and bad. We would have learnt long ago to take it all in our stride.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 29, 2019, with the headline 'How to break the spell of a bad 2019'. Subscribe