It’s been a while since I’ve written. The last few months of 2008 were extremely busy at work — maybe the busiest I ever was — as we tried to buy a business unit of a major European media company. Which meant lots of writing, number-crunching, document preparation, urgent deadlines, weekend work, travel and meetings…and I got engaged to be married during the middle of all that, which added even more stress, but in the end was wonderful. I suppose it was fortunate timing (or fate) that my business trip last November included New York, and a free Saturday morning to walk over to the Tiffany store on 5th Avenue. It wasn’t easy to keep a straight face when Harumi asked me at the airport if I bought her a gift in NYC.
And now we are already two months into 2009 and I’m another year older, and hopefully a bit wiser.