I don't regret the decision to cancel the Beijing trip this September. The budget is very tight these days and I am saving my leave for next year, just in time for my daughter's collegiate studies.
I haven't heard of the bird's flu scare anymore for some time but I have made up my mind and would rather save my leave and money for more vacations next year. Anyway, I am looking forward to spend spring in beautiful Japan. It'll be the greatest graduation gift we can give our daughter.