Hi! I’m Ben, or B-san. I work at Automattic, as a Community Education Manager in the open-source WordPress project.
I’m a Christian, a husband, and a “father” to an adorable puppy Forte. I was born in Australia, but have lived pretty much my whole life in Japan.
This blog is a space where I share personal events happening in my life. My Treasure Box series is a collection of particularly special memories I’m keeping a record of so that I can come back and reflect on in future.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Recent Posts ~
My Birthday Week (Treasure Box 22)
Last week was my birthday! As the week included 2 Japanese public holidays, I decided to take a few more days off work and enjoy some downtime. Megumi and I enjoyed an overnight stay in Sapporo, the largest city on our island, and took some time exploring some parks in town. Here are photos from…
Working from a new café – Rain
One of my favorite coworking cafés closed last month. It was sad, and my wife and I were talking about how we’ll miss the atmosphere there. Well, it turns out, the owner of the café hasn’t changed! They’ve reopened again, just under a new franchise – Rain. The owner updated the furniture a bit, but…
B-san’s Blog relaunched!!
I am pleased to announce the update on my site has completed, and B-san’s Blog has been relaunched!! I am now ready to get back into the habit of posting regularly on my blog. (We’ll see how it goes…)
Making a switch… or two ?
In November 2018, I started this blog to document my reapplication to becoming a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. That second application was accepted, and in June 2019, I joined Automattic. Now, three years later, I am pleased to announce that I have switched roles within the company!
New board game – Zoom in Kobe
A friend introduced the board game Zoom in Kobe to us this week. If you’ve ever been to Kobe, or you’re looking for a new board game that isn’t too competitive, than this game is for you!