Beyond the baker’s dozen

It’s that time of the year again — when we celebrate the completion of another year. A time to evaluate the year that was, and to look forward to the future.

Last year can be summed up simply as a couple of projects, and several challenges — perhaps more than we have faced in the past. But in hindsight, it is fair to say we have learnt more than ever from these tough times.

As our Founder & CEO writes in his very heartwarming message, thanking all those who have been part of the journey thus far:

We started up under worse conditions… We’ve still not run out of passion or belief. And we never will.

We’ve put the past behind us, and we know in our hearts that there are bright times ahead for us. With HealthWatch — a location-based platform for disease surveillance, which we developed last year — we’re certainly headed in the right direction.

And so we set the table, to celebrate our thirteenth birthday — on a Friday. Is it a sign? Perhaps. And we consider that lucky.

We’ve completed the baker’s dozen. Bakers arrange their loaves on a tray in a hexagonal pattern in batches of thirteen, arranged in a 4-5-4 formation (here’s an example). This is done so that the maximum number of loaves can be baked in one batch — corners are avoided because loaves don’t get cooked evenly on the corners. (Next time you enter a bakery, take a moment to appreciate their efficiency.)

Speaking of bakers, here’s what our cake looked like:

Happy Birthday to us!
Happy Birthday to us!

Our first dozen is complete. And we’re well on course for the next batch of thirteen.
And on that note, we dug into our cake. Year number fourteen, here we come!

Don’t forget to read the entire story of Ideafarms here: “Happy Birthday Ideafarms. Stay Kewl!”