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 ~
500 likes – and other random thoughts
I’ve received 500 likes on my blog! Hi all! This post is to thank you all for following, and Liking, my posts! My last post – First Outdoor Walk of 2021 (Treasure Box 16) – earned me this badge… Wow! I had published a total of 86 posts as of that badge. That puts it at…
First Outdoor Walk of 2021 (Treasure Box 16)
This afternoon was the first afternoon in a long while where I didn’t have any pressing appointments or deadlines in my schedule. The temperature was the highest it had been for months – 10 degrees! So I decided to go outside and take my first walk this year. The morning started similar to other Sunday…
A year since my first time co-working
I was looking over my blog, seeing what I published this time last year. To my surprise, it was about my first time co-working in a coffee shop: Huh… It’s funny, because when you think of 2020, one of your first thoughts are “I couldn’t do this or that – due to covid.” But we…
Blog stats from 2020
Hi all! In January last year, I posted about my blog stats from the year before. In 2019, my blog followers grew from 15 to 86. The location my audience was viewing my site from increased from 14 countries to 56 countries. I thought it would be neat to review my stats from 2020, and…
My New Woolen Jumper (Treasure Box 15)
There was one particularly big change that took place in my life last year, while my blogging was paused. And that is, from mid-October last year, my mother-in-law moved in with us. Megumi’s Mum was diagnosed with cancer in late 2019. She had surgery back then to remove the cancer, and the surgeons thought they…
Happy New Year! 2020 was a year with many changes and adjustments for me. But I am excited 2021 is finally here. I look forward to seeing what excitement this year holds. My RSI The last time I posted on this blog was in July last year: Blogging Temporarily Paused… ? It was right after I…