新年快乐 (Happy New Year)
I'd like to take a moment to wish a happy and prosperous New Year to our friends and colleagues all around the world.
In the spirit of reflection and renewal, I'm compelled to say that this Macau adventure - which began its gestation about a year ago - has been a thoroughly fascinating experience for me. Through the magic of the internet, we have - together - explored Macau's twenty something casinos, discussed the details of mini-bar offerings, shared tips about craps tables, played bullshit cards on Pansy Ho, survived epic swoops and dives of the global gaming investment market, oogled construction photos, renderings and secret plans, and, most importantly, made friends.
I never thought in a million Chinese years that MacauTripping would be as well received as it has been, or that I would have met so many interesting folks from all over the world, who love The Macau in the same ways that a lot of us love The Vegas.
So, as the Year of the Rat begins, I'd like to take a moment to wish all of my new MacauTripping friends the best of luck and fortune for 4706 and beyond.