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B-san’s Blog

The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

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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 ~

  • The Psychology of Money

    The Psychology of Money

    This book isn’t about investing, or specific tactics to get wealthy. Rather, it is a compilation of stories centered around general concepts regarding money that are universal to the majority of people living in the monetized economy. Each chapter is fairly short, and the author’s quick and direct delivery style kept me turning the pages.

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  • White Day 2022 (Treasure Box 21)

    White Day 2022 (Treasure Box 21)

    Yesterday was White Day! In Japan, this is the day guys give back to the girls who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day. My wife got me chocolate teas this year on Valentine’s Day. So I tried to find something unusual for her, too.

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  • Pork rice

    Pork rice

    My wife hasn’t been feeling well the last couple of days. So, I cooked lunch for us today! I put rice, pork and a little bit of veggies in the pressure cooker and… Voila!

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  • Forte with his favorite toy

    Forte with his favorite toy

    Forte has been with us for a little over a month now. In this time, he has doubled in size! When we got him, he was about 2kg. Now, he weighs 4kg!!

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  • 100 posts over 3 years

    100 posts over 3 years

    I received another blog achievement notification in my WordPress.com account this week. It turns out, my last post was my 100th post published on this blog!

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  • Boiled Egg Drawings – 3

    Boiled Egg Drawings – 3

    The other day, my wife handed me not 2, but 4 boiled eggs, and asked me to draw on them again. This time, the subject was… Forte!!

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