Happy New Year!
It is the last day of the year and I am tired. It is almost midnight and I am watching New Year’s Eve Japanese TV and eating snacks. At 6am this morning we landed in Japan after spending two weeks in Malaysia.
My kids have a long winter holiday this year. Rather than just having them sit around the house consuming YouTube for hours on end while I am at work, we decided to fly early to Kuala Lumpur. For the first week I worked remotely while my wife and girls relaxed at the pool, checked out the neighbourhood, and ate awesome Malaysian food. At night we would go out together. The second week I was on my holiday so we switched into full tourist mode. By then we were used to the temperature and daily life, and had a good headstart on our winter holiday. What a great benefit to working remotely!
Now that we are back, I have to go through the 1036 photos and do a trip report. I will post that in the new year. In the meantime here are a few random things I would like to share as we close out 2022.
I hope you had a good one, and the next one is even better. See you in 2023!
Saturday morning walks in Kyoto
Taking strolls and taking pictures with my wife.
Best of 2022
Looking back at the best texts and moving images I consumed this year.
Robin Sloan describes well the tech moment I feel like we are in Link →
You know “mā má mǎ mà” but this is a whole other level! Link →
I think that is about it. I have had so much fun using Mastodon this month! Too many good ones to share.
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (59% Complete)
So, Marco Polo and Kublai Khan are having a discussion about post modern urban life and the challenges of using language to communicate between humans. Sure? I loved If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler and admire Calvino’s ambitious writing so I picked this up on a coworker’s recommendation.