In the blink of an eye the year 2010 has passed us by, I think it has been a fairly productive year for me personally but as it relates to my blog it has been excellent. Operation Visit Japan was started in January 2010 as one of my new years resolutions and twelve months later I am well on course to make 2011 an even better year.
Donation goal reached
A huge thank you to the 28 individuals who contributed via the chipin widget to Operation Visit Japan plus the others behind the scene who contributed anonymously or who sent motivational messages. A special thank you to Nick Ramsay from Japansoc again who convinced me that I should overcome my fear of being wrongly labeled a scammer and accept donations towards my goal from my loyal readers, supporters, well wishers and friends. I should meet the savings goal for the major expenses as planned by March 2011 and between that time and when I leave for Japan I will sort out other expenses like visa applications and spending money.
December 2010 Report
The Chipin widget got a flurry of action over the past month with 3 donations totaling $50 from blogging pals Sanjo-chan, Buddy Lindsay and Jon taking me to the donations goal ahead of schedule! My photography mentor Claude was also kind enough to donate $12 plus the usual $100 from my salary this month adds $162 to the Operation Visit Japan fund. When you add that to the totals from January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November bring the grand total to $2367 or 79% of the $3000 goal!
December 2010 Donor List
If you would still like to make a contribution feel free to contact me and it can be arranged. So thats if for the last Operation Visit Japan report of 2010, three months and three more reports to go before I finalize all the plans and update everyone on the dates I plan to be in Japan and for how long! *excited*