Thursday, September 20, 2012

Welcome Oliver Letian Xia!


A picture says it all. :-) Our son, Oliver Letian Xia(夏乐天), arrived at 11:44pm on 9/14, and I officially started the life of fatherhood. It has been fantastic so far, but it is also clear to me, something I already anticipated when we first found out he is coming into this word, that I don't really have time for other activities with Oliver being the center of my universe now. So I'm going to retire from doing weekly box office predictions, here on this blog or anywhere else. I first started following box office closely in late 2000 when Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon burst onto the scene and began participating in Box Office Mojo's Derby game in 2004. It has been a fantastic experience all these years, and I got to know and become friends with a lot of great people because of the common passion. I'm forever thankful for you all. Although I won't be doing regular weekend box office predictions again, when time permits, I may write more general pieces such as how summer films will do just to see how well my feeling turns out when forcing to provide them early with less concrete data. Box office is just fun any way you slice it. But until then, I'll give my full attention to the lovely Oliver. Thank you again!

8 comments:

  1. congrats, great work

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  2. congrats and good luck!

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  3. As a father of three I can only say that the happines you are feeling is going to be multiplied by infinite. You are now able to feel love that really hurts and infinite hapiness congrats

    Go Green

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  4. sad to see you go but at least it's for the right reasons. good luck!

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  5. Congratulations on becoming a father! I hope that you really enjoy spending time with him. I'll miss your contributions on HSX, but spending time with Oliver is definitely more important, so I wish you all the best. God bless!

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  6. Congratulations, Xia! Your contributions to the box office world will be sorely missed.

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  7. I bet little Oliver will be calculating internal multipliers before he can even walk. It's in his blood!

    Congrats Xia!

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  8. Hey Xia! Congrats on your baby! I've been writing some box office analysis lately while part-time in school and working part-time. If you are interested in reading them, please feel free to let me know and I will email you them. I hope post-box office life is treating you well! :)

    bl1222

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