Sayonara Dave

Sayonara Dave

After 15 years working for the same company I have decided to make a change.   I'll be starting a new job tomorrow morning.   I am looking forward to a welcomed change. I got together with some of my team in Tokyo on Friday night for my Sayonara-kai, or Goodbye Party.   As I have team members spread all over Asia so it is impossible to all get together but it would have been nice.   Hopefully I will be able to catch up with them as I am traveling around Asia in my new role.   These are some of the hardest working most dedicated people I know making the decision to change all the more difficult.  Some have worked for me for 8-10 years so we have very long histories together.

Today's configuration:  Leica M9P, Black and White Fine JEPGs, Leica SF-58 Flash and a Ricoh GR Digital IV. 

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Meet Sumita...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Meet Chikako and Chiko...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Meet Tomoko...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Meet Nana...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Nana and Dave

Nana and Dave

I got this lovely dessert...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

A very funny card...

Good Luck Dave

Good Luck Dave

Everyone was trying to guess where I was going in advance of me announcing it...  If you are interested you can check my LinkedIn profile for an update tomorrow.

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

I also got some flowers and a beautiful set of Baccarat wine glasses...in addition to being dedicated and hard working they are very sweet.

Nana and Dave

Nana and Dave

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

I had a pretty big team across Asia but these are the people that I worked very closely with in Tokyo on a daily basis.  They made going to the office a lot of fun.  We had a lot of laughs every day even though we were working extremely hard.  I will sorely miss them.

Now how can I get in the picture...?

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Let me hand my Leica to a random stranger...she looks innocent enough.

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Thats better...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Thanks Random Stranger... "Peace".

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

More random strangers...

My Sayonarakai

My Sayonarakai

Time to close a chapter on this part of my life...and start the next.   Thanks for stopping by today!

And then finally it clicks...

And then finally it clicks...

San Francisco Photowalk

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