Yaaay for 2009!
Happy New Year! On this New Year’s Eve, we are getting ready to host a fantastic party on the Press Club Terrace and I am excited to enjoy the festivities and meet many more locals. We expect a large and fun crowd of people.
Of course part of me will always be in Shizuoka, climbing that mountain so early in the morning and watching the sunrise behind Fuji-san on New Year’s Day. That has to be my favorite New Year tradition of all.
Things have been more than busy here in Hanoi with my new job. Long hours, lots to do and getting everything sorted. I’ve spent just 3 nights in my new apartment, and have had little time to nest. I like a warm and cozy home and I have much to do before my apartment will get to that point, but I love the process of decorating and setting up house.
Someone recently wished me a smooth process of unpacking. I wish I could unpack. Those ten boxes and their whereabouts are still a mystery. The USPS is ridiculously unhelpful. “We have no information” is really not a pleasant answer to hear! But I’m still holding hope that with Dad’s efforts and the efforts on this end, at least some of my boxes will appear. I would love to unpack them and find good places for them in my new home.
I will write more this weekend when I have a chance. I really just wanted to wish you all a terrific New Year. As you know, I don’t make resolutions, but choose personal themes. This year I have two. On the professional front this year’s theme is “Knock It Out Of The Park” and my personal theme this year, “Be Love.” I’ll explain next time…
Happy Happy New Year!
On the Bright Side,
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