Thursday, December 31

Endings and beginnings

2009 was a good year, one that I will not forget for a long time. I met some of the most awesome people and had the best times with them! I had my many 'firsts' and had many opportunities to see Tokyo in numerous lights: artsy, delicious, busy, blinding, and always sublime. I had many of those subtle, poignant episodes straight from Murakami's novels. There were times when I have muttered under my breath, "good Lord, this is a good time" and hid a genuine smile of joy. Not so bad for living one whole year away from home as an expat. Thank you, thank you everyone for putting up with me a year that's for the record!

Now, 2010 makes me feel excited. I have a strong hunch it will be a very interesting year for me and for the people who will be part of it. Some magic is about to happen, right? Keep your calm, and keep the good times rollin'!

I'll leave this year with things that constantly thrill me: buildings and skies! Happy New Year everyone. Regards from here.

...because there's nowehere to go but everywhere. Keep rolling under the stars, generally the Western stars
-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

4 comments: said...

Happy New year 2010.

Ralph said...

Happy New Year, Mike. I'm sure a lot of exciting things are in store for you this year. :D

Lance Catedral said...

Happy New Year, Mike. I think the buildings look awesome. I'm glad 2009 has been a great year for you. :)

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happy new year ralph and lance!
let's hope for the best this year.. :)