Wow, last year went so fast. I didn’t even have time to make summary of 2008 post like many blogs do.
I suppose the Olympics and spending 6 months in China was the high(low?)light for me in 2008. It was an unforgettable experience in so many different ways. One thing is for sure, I won’t be going back to China for a long while.
The past few months have also been fun and interesting. Two months in Thailand, a bit of time in Malaysia and the past couple of weeks in Sumatra, Indonesia. I had another bad experience in Indonesia a few days ago, losing my passport on a bus. Long story, but I manage to track it down and recover it, along with some cash and my valuable ATM/credit cards, but it was a harrowing few hours wondering if it had been stolen or if I would even be able to get it back.
At least it had made me to be me careful again for a while.
The Olympic site wasn’t so much of a success and although I love blogging and building websites, perhaps I need to sit back and have a hard think about what I am currently doing and what I want to from now. My family also miss me terribly and I have to admit that it is hard not seeing my sister’s children grow up. I also read about so many people actually wanting to move to Australia that it sometimes makes me think, maybe it is not such a bad place to live.
I have thought about running some kind of guesthouse on a nice beach in Asia, but I sometimes wonder if that would be sustainable, with constant threats of terrorism and political instability. Perhaps I should look to my home country where at least I will have full legal rights to own and run my own business.
Some of the things I have thought of doing include:
– getting a job in SEO/SEM for a company in Australia
– becoming a migration agent and leveraging my Australia Forum site to find customers
– starting my own SEO/SEM company and taking on real clients
– starting a website targeted for Australia based on successful models I have seen overseas
Or a combination of any of the above.
Of course I don’t plan on doing any of this right now, with the economy the way it is.