This is basically the only photo I have remaining to me from our trip to Bangladesh, tragically, thanks to a combination of lack of internet access (for synching photos) and the untimely loss of my iPhone. It’s from the Mehedi night that took place the night we arrived (after not sleeping for 30 or so hours). You can see Rilla to the right there, and the bride’s mother (Happy Chachi, to me) is the one looking expectantly into the crowd. The then bride-to-be, Tanima, is two to the right of her mother. And then the rest are a fraction of the multitude of cousins and aunties. They’re terrific people, so I’m glad I at least have this one photo of the event.
I’m back from Bangladesh. I have made a list of everything I worry about instead of a list of New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully I can fix a couple of them. My teeth, my eyes, my sense of self-worth. There are many. I made 8 games in 2011 and 9 games in 2012, so it stands to reason I should make 10 games in 2013. I am writing more declarative sentences because I am going to be so effective this year. The game is on.
(Not my photo.)
We’re off to Bangladesh tomorrow afternoon for two weeks, so the chances of me writing any blog posts during that time are: slim to none. The chances of me doing any game development during that time are: slim to done. The chances of me being strong-armed into dancing to Gangnam Style at an out-of-control Bangladeshi wedding are: very, very high.
Apparently one of the features of our apartment’s location looking out over the Mediterranean is that we see a bunch of rainbows. And sometimes even double rainbows, like these ones! Also cool is the way that the brighter rainbow basically began and ended in the water quite close to the shore – first time I’ve seen a whole rainbow from end to end like that, seemed oddly intimate. And yes, this photo was taken from our front room.
One thing about moving to a new place, particularly an apartment as enormous as ours is the crazy challenge of making it look good. It’s a long and arduous road, and one I’m particularly poor at walking – I tend to get a stone in my shoe and sit down and sulk for a few weeks. Rilla, fortunately, is much more hardy and gifted at walking that road. Her most recent project is this amazing paper-folding sculpture-type-thing which we’ve now got over our bed. I love how it just looks like a weird, low-res 3D terrain rendered in bright orange. It’s another nice step toward our place coming together.