End of the Year

Today, Sunday, December the 28th, was the last working day of this year. I’m gonna be off until Tuesday, January the 6th and away from Tokyo, for a couple of days, during this short holiday.

[eye candy]

It’s been a great year, full of everything with sugar on top. Started out with rush and hassle, went through that shitty frustrating period during the hunt for a new location for the studio but then, from June on, it’s been absolutely awesome.

I’ve met a bunch of great people and I’ve had the opportunity to do a bunch of great tattoos. Couldn’t be any more satisfied!

From what people are telling me, the new studio is a success, so I guess I can relax now and stop polishing the floors all day long :)

Those of you who haven’t seen it yet, you’re welcome any time! The schedule is —as usual— a bitch, so I’ll probably make you wait a little until we can meet, but still, do visit sometime. I’ve got sugarless black Coke, tea and beers ;)

And tequila :D

I hope the next year is going to be even better. I mean, I know it’s gonna be better —it always is— but at least I hope there’ll be no reason for the frustration and annoyance I had to go through before the move.

As I write this, I’m getting ready to update, one last time, the photo galleries and then, hopefully, get my hands dirty and do a little bit of work on this weblog too. I’ve been talking about switching back to plain old HTML for about a year, but now I’m really gonna do it. The new template is on my desktop, I’m porting the design of the Japanese version to English and, in the process, trying to get the code up-to-date too. Lots of things changed since the last time I made it —by the way, I just upgraded to 2.7 a couple of days ago— and it’s about time I stop talking and actually do something about it.

But fuck this, right now I’m in no mood for techie talk; all I think about is the huge amount of sleep I finally am going to get, the huge amounts of tequila I hopefully am going to have and the loneliness I probably am going to feel until the 6th, when I’ll finally be able to get back to work.

It’s been a great year, the next one is going to be even better! I hope it’s gonna be as good for all of you too!

Will try to stay within reach these next days —if my laptop doesn’t pull a death-joke on me— so don’t hesitate to send me that “happy new year” mail, OK? ;)

In the meanwhile, all my best wishes to you all and a very happy new year! May it be the bestest year ever ;)

5 thoughts on “End of the Year”

  1. Hiya Dali,
    Congratulations on a good year in 2008, I hope 2009 is a prosperous and successful one for you – all the best and hope you had a happy New Years celebrations… we’re on the other side of the dateline, so we’ll be celebrating tonight!

    Cheers, and look forward to catching up with you again in 2009.

    Josh.

  2. LA MULTI ANI !
    …poate-ti era dor si de un “La multi ani” si din Romania :)
    Sunt convins ca 2009 o sa fie cel putin la fel de bun ca 2008 pentru tine asa ca nu o sa pierd timpul cu urarile devenite deja clisee.
    Cam atat din Romanica .
    …si nu uita : esti dator cu un desen si daca nu ajung la tine sa-mi faci tatuajul cu siguranta o sa il fac in Romania.
    Numai bine.
    Mihai.

  3. »» Josh
    Hi there, big guy! Thanks a lot!
    I hope you’ll have a great year too and yes, definitely, I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

    Will make sure we have time for a couple of beers too next time ;)

    »» Mikai
    La mulţi ani şi un an nou fericit!!! Chiar că-mi era dor, să ştii :)

    Nu te-am uitat cu desenul. Dă-mi câteva zile să ajung înapoi în Tokyo şi îţi scriu.
    Toate cele mai bune şi da, ar fi nemaipomenit dac-ai ajunge pe aici ;)

  4. Yeah this year started off pretty crappy for me too but ended on a high note. Was an extremely hectic year, just far too much to do and too little time, but then again when doesn’t it go like that? :)

    Have a super awesome 2009!!

    Cheers from South Africa!

  5. Hey, Charl! Wow, it’s been a while!!!
    How’s it going, man? It’s good to hear from you!

    I read your newsfeed all the time, you’re doing a massive amount of work. I’ve been falling behind with everything PHP-related (and pretty much everything related to internet tech) so I couldn’t really keep up with what you’re doing, but I definitely check your every post for those little code snippets I might steal :)

    I’m glad to hear the last year got better towards the end and I hope it’s gonna be all good from now on.
    All the best to you and a happy new year!

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