Now it’s time for some feelings to wrap up 2014. 2014 was a year pretty much all about work and a bit of travel here and there. Travelling about one Earth circumference was pretty cool, but quite a bit less than 2013 (> 1.5 Earth circumference). One new capital city explored, but less than 2013’s record of two (and numerous cities in between). In terms of work life, it’s been quite a turbulent year especially the first half. Lots of struggles, a mild(?) burnout and lots of growth in many ways. Things got really really interesting towards the end of the year.
So 2014 it is, marked for this guy as a year of work, and work, and work. Yup, exactly 3 sets of work. The very three that made me questioned what I’m doing, and the very three that, in the end, still made me feel worth continuing.
The second is DroidSans. This one is rather low profile but it’s been going for over a year already. Many thanks for the chance to experience and manage a huuuge website with almost 1,000 concurrent users with >130,000 visits everyday. Tackling performance problems on this single-server beast was one of the highlights for this year for sure. And I’m grateful for the understanding and accepting of all the slowness I had been, not reaching where we aimed we would be just yet. Let 2015 be a year of leaps and bounds.
Thirdly and lastly the TED family. I say family because this consists of TED: Thai Translators team, Global TED OTP team, TEDx Chiang Mai team, and TEDxBangkok team. (Wow, this is the first time I actually listed all out, realizing this is a lot). Thanks to P’Note for taking care and growing our TED: Thai Translators page this far while I misbehaved and contributed close to zero to that effort. Thanks to all the OTP language coordinators who understood my slowness to reply your inquiries on Unnabot and supporting me still. Els’s presentation of Unnabot at TEDGlobal2014 was really cute. It was an honor to have a part of me being at a TED event half way across the world in Brazil while I couldn’t be there, thanks to that too. Thanks to K.Martin of TEDxChiangMai for connecting me to a wonderful set of resourceful, extremely talented people that allowed TEDxBangkok to come to shape. Thanks to the TEDxBangkok team for building the event with me thus far. It is getting really really super exciting! But it is still a long way to go to make TEDxBangkok happen and happen successfully.
Let 2015 be the year where we will prove “ideas can change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world”. Beat that! Love and mercy on me,… please. 😀
32nd December 2014
P.S. Just to illustrate how badly I am with numbers, I wrote this message with all years as “2013” and realised just as I was about to post it up.