End of the year gathering and wishing safe and happy year ahead

Time flies and the year of 2023 is coming to the end, which means the year of 2024 will start soon.  Globally, the world is full of uncertainties and heartbreaking news.  I wish our group members, alumni & friends, and all people (yes all people) safe and happy year ahead, wherever you will be or you need to be.

We had a nice gathering to celebrate the end of this year at an African food place in the middle of December.  In addition to the current group members, it was so good and happy time to have had our alumni and friend, Yushi, Shintaro, Renyuan (ko), Nosa, Taro, Pieng, Korn, Yoshi and our guest Marina at the gathering.  I cannot help but feel that we are really fortunate to have had this kind of gathering.