Hello - is this thing on? It seems kinda retro to be setting up a blog in 2018, but I refuse to document my life on Facebook any more, and so here we find ourselves. Not sure whether that'll prevent people from monetising it, but if I'm paying for the hosting then perhaps there will be a little Less Evil (tm) in the world.
If you're here then you probably know at least some of the background: I've lived in Singapore since 2001; been in the same job since 2004; and complained about not enough new things happening since, ooh, at least a decade ago. Susan and I have finally taken the big leap into the unknown and are taking a "sabbatical" - less of an opportunity to do some research than to quietly avoid having a mid-life crisis, maybe learn a new language or two, and to step back and take a long hard look at things from a different perspective.
So - what's the plan now? I think it's to learn how to live with myself not being consumed by work; to see some new places; and maybe to learn a new language. And to sleep a lot and read some books, of course.