a spray of orchids at the Singapore Botanic garden, red yellow and magenta

2023 Diary: January – June

January: Mitchell began high school (which, in Australia, starts with year 7).

February: I quit Intel and retired in a state of severe burnout. It was nonetheless a busy year.

Sydney World Pride Parade – Feb 23

Royal Easter Show – Apr 10

Japan – April

Nezu Shrine Azaleas

Japanese Food

Osaka Castle Grounds


Miscellaneous Sights

Street Scenes


Japan does bathrooms better than anywhere else, including public toilets.

Singapore – June

We went to Singapore (first time for both of us) because Brendan was co-chairing a SREcon, but we took some extra time to sightsee and get together with friends and fellow alumni of Woodstock School.

Botanic Garden

Asian Civilizations Museum


Buddha Tooth Temple


Singapore Street Scenes

Gardens by the Bay

I also took a cooking class with Food Playground, which was a lot of fun. Here’s me looking quite professional:

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