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Hi, this is Fred and I'm back.
It’s been eight months since I last wrote this newsletter. If you’ve been waiting, my apologies.
In the past few months, life has changed a lot. As you might have read somewhere else, I just retired from corporate work to enjoy my time, or more precisely, it’s a sabbatical. I’ll still work and write, but without obligation to anyone except for those who are really close.
I bought an old apartment in Taichung for investment and spent much time in the past months dealing with the associated issues such as a mortgage, transfer, and renovation.
When friends asked why Taichung, my answer was always that Taipei houses have become outrageously expensive and way over my budget. On top of that, Taichung is actually a better place to live if the job is not a concern.
But no, I’ll stay in Taipei for now but go to Taichung occasionally, mainly on weekends.
During that time, I finished translating a book into English and wrote/translated for several organizations on business, marketing, and geopolitics/military topics.
After everything is settled down, I’ll return to my normal writing pace and maybe more if things go as expected.
The epidemic is still an issue. It affects the life and agenda of mine (and many others) and keeps people from meeting in person. Stay safe and live well; we will see each other here.
Don’t just read. Write me if you can. Let’s talk.