Dear Friends of Haodoo:
Just recently, the US celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. The spirit of Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for what we have and the people who support us along the way.
At Haodoo, we celebrate our own Thanksgiving at least twice a year. Once on October 10th and again on December 4th. On October 10, 1949, Dr. Jou came to this world, and we were blessed by his effort to bring Haodoo to all of us.
On December 4th, five years ago today, Dr. Jou might have left us physically. Still, his dedication and spirit of making classic literature accessible will be with us for a long time.
Recently, someone asked me what Haodoo’s business model is and how the venture will sustain itself and continue. For similar questions like this, my reply is always the same.
Haodoo is not a business, and we do not have a business model; assuming a business model means making money. We do not treat our readers like transactions and prefer to work hard for our readers’ trust and connections.
Haodoo’s mission, if you want to call it, is quite specific. We want to make classic literary work with the traditional Chinese typeface more accessible to everyone. That means collecting the books we want to read, and we hope others will also enjoy them.
So on December 4th, Haodoo remembers its founder Dr. Jou and expresses gratitude for Haodoo’s journey. No matter how much fun, all journeys and parties will eventually end. Presently, we have no plan to call an end to this journey anytime soon.
Also, on this day, we express gratitude to our loyal readers who send us their kind words of encouragement. We also express gratitude to our faithful friends who keep feeding our library new books and making corrections to improve the collection.
We are grateful for all of you 365 days a year.
Lee Sze Chung, Chief Editor
David Lowe, Haodoo Webmaster
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