Hello. It’s been a while.

With so much going on I’ve not been able to devote any time to blogging round here of late, although I am posting fairly regular audio diaries now in my podcast feed – you can listen to it without leaving the Mumble just by clicking on the play buttons in the right hand column, or subscribe to it in an RSS here, or in iTunes here.

Anyhow, I’ll be starting writing again soon. Currently, all my free time is taken up with editing the video we filmed at the Ritz. I didn’t quite appreciate just how long it would take. So far, about 4 full days plus multiple evenings. I’m learning a lot though. It’s in the final stages now.

So, Big Changes part one hey? Yep. Part two will follow when I can talk about it publicly.

Part one is, I handed in my notice today at the company I’ve worked at since returning to Japan in September 2008.

I can’t really say any more, other than I’ll be leaving on good terms. My last day will be sometime within the next few weeks.

As for my new job, I can’t talk about that yet either!

One thing that today has demonstrated however is it is so much a case of not what you know, but who you know, especially in a fairly close-knit community such as that that exists amongst parts of the non-Japanese population in Tokyo.

Another thing: my online activities have paid off. Without this website, without my podcasts, without my videos, I would not be in the position I’m now in. Whilst I may not have earned a penny from these sites directly, the indirect benefit I’ve felt over the past 6 months (that is, especially since I started podcasting) has been huge.

Anyway, I’ll talk in plain English next time. But I just wanted to share the fact that I’m excited to see these big changes come about.