Happy new year!!
As I slurped my first bowl of 2011 I began to think: "HOW can I do EVERYTHING I want to DO this year?" Answer: I can't. That is, I can't do what I want to do by myself. BUT, who says I need to walk this road alone? What I lack in time and knowledge and skills and creativity and passion, surely there is someone out there that can complement these needs. So without further ado, I am pleading for your help. YOU have the skills I need and WE together can create a worldwide RAMEN BOOM. For ramen is definitely on the rise and you and I are at the helm.
My ideas are endless. From ramen books to ramen tv shows to worldwide ramen databases to ramen pda apps to ramen schools to ramen museums to ramen care packages to ramen tshirts...etcetera, etcetera. But between working 12 hour days and keeping this blog going, I rarely have the time to work on any of these. I realize you are very busy as well, but between you and I together we can speed up this ramen revolution and take it where we want it to go. Bottomline...I need your help and can't do this alone. It's not about the money. It's not about the fame. It's about the love we have for ramen and how we want to share this love with the world. This is our time. Seriously, let's do this! It's now or never.
As I mentioned before, I'm in the process of writing a photo/guide book and I've been fortunate enough to meet someone who has the skills to help me get it done. I've also met people that have expressed interest in helping me with my tv show idea. Hopefully, we'll be able to at least film a pilot in the coming months. That's what is amazing and wonderful about this blog. I get to meet so many people from different backgrounds with creative ideas and amazing skill sets who are willing to help me live my ramen dream. But I want this to be more than just my dream. I want it to be OUR dream. So are you in? Email me and let's share ideas and show the world what ramen really is!!
Thanks go out to my Uncle, Aunt, and cousins for having me over for dinner tonight. There's nothing like eating ozoni and osechi with family on new year's day. あけましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。