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B-san's Blog

The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

Hi! I’m Ben, or B-san. I work at Automattic, as a Community Education Manager in the open-source WordPress project.

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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 ~

  • Playing Rivals for Catan

    Playing Rivals for Catan

    This is my attempt at starting a photoblog inside my normal blog. We’ll see how it goes. ??

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  • Crossing from 2021 to 2022 (Treasure Box 19)

    Crossing from 2021 to 2022 (Treasure Box 19)

    A new year has started! (Actually, a month has already passed in said year ?) So much has happened in the last few months. So much has been one-offs, and events you can’t really plan for. I am looking forward to bringing back some “stability” to my life this year… And one way to keep…

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  • 6 years with WordPress.com

    6 years with WordPress.com

    Yesterday, logging in to work, I was greeted by this message in my notification bar: Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

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  • An Article about Effective Communication

    An Article about Effective Communication

    I came across an interesting article today that I wanted to share. It’s an article titled How to Ask Useful Questions. The article resonated with me, as many of the points the author made are similar to the preferences I have in communication.

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  • ? Contracts Signed!! (Treasure Box 18)

    ? Contracts Signed!! (Treasure Box 18)

    We have decided on the builder for our new house! Come and read about the thought and research that has gone into our house making process so far.

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  • My first time attending a wedding online (Treasure Box 17)

    My first time attending a wedding online (Treasure Box 17)

    Hi all! Yesterday, a good friend of mine in Australia got married. Due to covid-related international travel restrictions, I wasn’t able to attend in person. But I was able to attend via livestream. Thinking back about out wedding… Weddings are a really special time in one’s life. They are also a time of huge change!…

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