New Year Resolution and Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy

Astah team's new year resolution calligraphy

Astah team’s new year resolution calligraphy

On Jan.6, we held a small party as a start of the year 2014 at Change Vision, Fukui office. Doing Calligraphy for new year resolution is our tradition.

Do you want to know what each piece means?

  • “喜” — Joy
  • “夢” — Dream
  • “愛” — Love
  • “しすえむえる” — SysML
  • “GSN” — Goal Structuring Notation
  • “新” — NEO
  • “支” — Support
  • “馬” — Horse(reversed) (this year’s animal symbol in Chinese astrology, but reversed into “dance”)
  • “明日” — Tomorrow (but the pronunciation of this word “A-shi-ta”sounds close to Astah)

From here, getting a bit realistic..

  • “黒” — Black(black-ink figures in accounting ?)
  • “金” — Money(Wow, this is so real)
  • “プリキュア” — Smile PreCure!(What?)

Hope our customers, all the members of Friends of Astah, and developers using Astah, including you have had a great start to the new year.

Looking back on the last year, I visited a lot of places to show Astah outside of Japan. I’m sooooo much grateful to “Friends of Astah” who helped me a lot during my travels to India, Germany, and Canada, especially, I’d like to thank Nabi(at SAP Germany), Klaus(in Germany), Jan and Brita at HIS, Anna(at PHP Quebec who is also organizing, and Prem(in India) for the local arrangement, helps and much more.

Well, that’s all from Fukui, Japan as new year greetings.
Anyway, starting your 2014 with
upgrading Astah to 6.8 may be a good idea !

Kenji's "NEO"

Kenji’s “NEO”


6 thoughts on “New Year Resolution and Japanese Calligraphy

  1. Hey Helder.

    Mine is “Joy” and I also wrote a few others that are not on this picture meaning “Blossom or Fulfillment” and “Heart”. 🙂
    What is your new resolution, Helder? I know that there is so much going on your life now and you have so many things that you want to achieve in this year! 🙂

    – Satomi

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