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The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

Category: Blogging

  • Working from a new café – Rain

    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!!

    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 ?

    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

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.