Raise a glass to 2009
Yesterday was Dave's last day at work. Not this work, or that work, but the other work, the office work, the work he's been slogging away at for a couple of decades. From today he'll no longer be managing a staff, just himself and a couple of cameras.
Scary, but exciting. A big change, but change is good.
What does this mean for EatingAsia? Not much, initially. We're in the throes of annoyingly time-consuming transition-related tasks. But once we've settled into a new routine we may tinker. I'd like to write more ingredient-focused posts. The photographer will be lurking in the kitchen more often, so you might see a few more recipes here too. And more Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia-focused posts, now that we'll again have time to explore our own backyard. Then there's that site redesign we mentioned last September.
We'll be traveling more (in the very near term, Penang and Jogjakarta) but, free now of time limits imposed by the fact that one of us has a full-time other job, we'll be traveling differently. Some of the best stories come when you've got time to just hang out, observe, become part of the wallpaper - something we haven't been able to do in so long. Now we will, at least sometimes.
We're looking to get started on some larger projects too, some related to food, others not. We'll keep you updated. The latter you'll be able to follow on Dave's photography blog, which should be up and running in a few weeks.
It seems right, today, to thank you, for visiting EatingAsia once and then coming back. We've so appreciated your support and your comments. What a difference three and a half years makes!
New year, new life. Best wishes for 2009 - we hope it's a great year for you.