December 31st, 2013

tadah

Year in review

First of all, we want to remind everyone that the Manga Translation Battle voting is still going on. Tell your friends about it! (Whether you tell them to vote for us or to read the entries and turn this into more than just a "who knows the most people" contest is up to you!)

Second of all, whoa is it really New Year's Eve? How did that happen? We need to do a year in review post, quick!

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This year had the distinction of having everything happen a few days after the beginning of the month, so the really big stuff didn't show up in that meme. (The fire happened a few days before the beginning of the month, so it got alluded to.)

Anyway, the year certainly has been eventful. It's been hard to think of anything that happened before the fire. Like, "Oh hey, we toured Walt Disney Studios!" "Wait, that was this year?" One of our sisters got married, another one had a baby. We had long periods of no work followed by periods of being way too busy. We had a lot of fun at work, though, translating things like the Kingdom Hearts manga. We celebrated our ten year anniversary as manga translators!

And our apartment just barely missed being burned down. When stuff like that happens, you can either feel very put upon, or you can realize just how blessed you are. Of course, in our case, it might have been a little (or a lot) easier to do the latter, because our unit was spared any damage. (Except for the damage done when the firefighters kicked the door in.) So anyway, we realized how fortunate we were to have people around to help and a place to go and stuff.

I think that about covers it. Today I'm thankful for making it through another year, the super cool Mickey card they gave out as a New Year's gift in Kingdom Hearts [chi], having a place to move to, getting to watch more Attack on Titan last night, and not having to worry too much about work and moving at the same time.
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