Pepe, I’ve come to think of you like the brother I never had. Since we met on Kazamatsuri, I soon hired you as staff, later meeting you in Japan and spending some of the most fun two weeks of my life with you and promoting you to admin. I feel like I can share almost anything with you, and even if I’m bad at communicating sometimes, you always manage to grasp the heart of what I’m trying to say. You understand me better than almost anyone. You’ve also helped me stay sane in some of the darkest times of my life.
It’s incredibly reassuring to have someone like that as my partner in running Kazamatsuri. I have absolute faith that we share the same goals and intentions for Kazamatsuri. Given this, we can see different sides of issues and debate solutions without ever feeling concerned, because we both know we want the same thing in the end. I’m still a cautious person and believe active communication is important, but I trust you more than anyone.
I understand very well that I could never run a community on my own. But with such a perfect partner, I feel like we’ll be able to overcome any obstacle together. Thanks for everything Pepe, I hope to continue standing beside you for many more days to come. I’m sure there’s all sorts of fun times waiting for us.