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What I'm doing now: 1st January 2024

This is my now page for 1st January 2024. What is a now page? A now page goes to a page that tells you what a person is focused on at this point in their life. Inspired by Derek Sivers and his Now page movement and subsequent website.

This is what I'm currently doing:

Where Am I

Kuching, Malaysia. Popped over from Chiang Mai to do some family stuff and see in the new year.

Where Was I

December was spent in Chiang Mai, then leaving for Kuching via Kuala Lumpur between Christmas and New Year.

December in Chiang Mai was fun, lots of people in holiday mood, lots of great food (that I mostly made myself) and a few drinks.

Kuching is always good and it was great to see friends, family and eat great food.


Where Am I Going Next

Likely to be Taiwan in March. But maybe a trip before that as the smoke is already here in Chiang Mai and I hate it.

What Am I Working On

I’ve had to focus on just one project last month – which was a custom HubSpot CMS theme. It’s been challenging, but once I’ve got over some quirks, HubSpot CMS is quite fun to work with, can definitely see myself using it again or suggesting it for projects.

What Am I Thinking About

Too much. I’ve been trying to find time to write my yearly review for the last few weeks, but this has triggered lots of other thoughts. Where I am going, where I want to be, what I want to work on, health, fitness, passive income, investments…

What Was The Main Challenge Last Month

Healthy eating! I’ve been doing super well since September but with Christmas I wanted to enjoy it and enjoy it I did. We had a feast of food over the Christmas period which was amazing, but with 2024, time to get back on the healthy tip that lets me do my best work.

What Have I Been Reading

I finished reading all of Robert Crais’ novels – LA Requiem was the last on my list and one of the best. Went looking for similar books and found author John Sandford. His first novel Rules of Prey was OK, I kinda enjoyed it. I’ve moved on to his second novel, Shadow Prey, which I’m not enjoying that much so we’ll see how I do with this new author.

What Have I Been Watching

Not much. A lot of cooking videos to help me with cooking Christmas food! Started rewatching Fringe, a X-Files-type of program that was released in maybe 2008? Anyway it’s fun, the characters are cool and it’s something easy to have on in the background while I work.

What Have I Been Hearing

I’ve been trying to get in to the zone most of the month and churning out code, so been tuned in to Carl Cox Global radio shows for some quality techno repetitive beats.

What Have I Been Eating

Christmas food! Made an epic Christmas dinner, and although I didn’t cook a turkey this year, we still had pretty much everything else! Cooked enough for 10 people and there was only 2! Made my own minced meat, mince pies, brandy butter. I cured my own ham, baked and roasted it, was amazing. Think this is the last time I’ll be buying in prepared meats and Christmas stuff from local shops, our home made stuff was way better.

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