It took seven years from the time I wrote Mad Men until it finally got on the screen. I lived every day with that script as if it were going to happen tomorrow. That’s the faith you have to have.

— Matthew Weiner in an excerpt from Getting There: A Book of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal

“When I wrote the pilot of Mad Men, I was saying, I’m already successful, why am I not happy?”

Traffic in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Midnight ramen at Afuri in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Keelung night market in Taiwan

Previously: Watercolors #2 (2013)

Street vendor at Shilin District night market in Taipei, Taiwan

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?

— Jean Cocteau

Early morning drizzle in Taipei, Taiwan

A rainy night in Taipei, Taiwan

We’ve been at this a long time, but damn.

Two things I never imagined I’d be able to say: Today marks 12 years of business for a tiny freelance design studio I started when I was 17-years-old. And I’m writing this from Taiwan.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

— George Bernard Shaw

Looking out the office window in Taipei, Taiwan

Previously at the intersection of Cats & Work: On Tuesdays, I stay at home and Cat & mouse

Just landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Previously: Nonstop action (2013)

Waiting to take off from New York to Taipei

15.5 hours nonstop.