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Year of the Dragon

2012 is the year of the Dragon.  It is an auspicious year where many great things are supposed to happen.  If this is truly a great year, I hope things will work out well for me, and for you as well.  In 2010, I made a conscious decision to try to start my own company.  I created another website where I offered tours of Tokyo.  Things have yet to take off with that, but it is mainly due to the poor quality of my own website.  This year, I will be offering more new services to coincide with that original decision.  At the end of 2010, I had met up with a friend who is also based in Tokyo and we decided to go into business together.  We have both been working hard at making this new project a reality.  Things had been delayed due to the earthquake and radiation fears after the March 2011 earthquake, but the ball really got rolling at the start of summer that year.  I have been working as hard as possible, while maintaining my main job as an English teacher.  The fruits of our labours are finally starting to pay off.  I mentioned in my year end recap that things will hopefully be different this year.  Like most tech related projects, everything is way behind schedule, but things will be finished.


It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to HinoMaple.  It is my formal company that will be the gateway to many projects.  I will still be offering tours of Tokyo to those who wish to have it, but there are other services that will also be available.  Unfortunately, due to the scope of the project, I may not be able to roll out everything until next year.  Here is hoping for the best.  When things are finally ready to be released, I will be more than happy to tell all of you, but until then, stay tuned.  My posts here will not stop either due to my new commitments.

For more information, please visit my new website, HinoMaple.  It is a very simple page and this blog will be migrating there hopefully in February.  It also provides links to the new Facebook Page where you can get updates into what is happening with both this blog and HinoMaple itself.  I will do my best to post a few extra photos on the HinoMaple Facebook Page as well.  I doubt I will post any previous photos, but I will do my best.


PS:  For any social media addicts like myself, you can also follow me on Twitter @dru46.