Introducing “Just by Grace”

Hi all! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog the last few weeks. But for a good cause! I have been helping my wife create and launch her first blog. And at last, the bilingual site is finally ready to be launched! So without further adieu, I proudly present to you…. JustContinue reading “Introducing “Just by Grace””

Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)

Hi all! Last week, Megumi, my wife, had her birthday. (I’ve just confirmed, and she doesn’t want her age posted here 😅) It was a special day for us, and another memory I wanted to include in my Treasure Box series. We took the day slowly, and kept celebrations low key. That was because weContinue reading “Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)”

My First Automatticversary!

This week marks exactly one year since I started working for Automattic full time. Wow, one year! Coincidentally, I had the exact date off, and my wife did a wonderful job of making it a special day for me. The celebrations started the night before. I finished my shifts for the day and stepped outContinue reading “My First Automatticversary!”

This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)

Hi all! I was thinking about starting another series on my blog, and was wondering what would be great. I have my Treasure Box series, where I am gathering my own personal memories as a record for myself. (Read more about this on Treasure Box 1.) At the same time, some of my followers seemContinue reading “This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)”

A Haircut at Home (Treasure Box 13)

This week, Japan has lifted the national emergency proclamation, and life is slowly starting to move back to normal. The “lockdown” situation in Japan has been very different to that of other countries. The government mandated the closure of some stores, but many were left to themselves to decide if they would close or not.Continue reading “A Haircut at Home (Treasure Box 13)”

Apple Blossoms (Treasure Box 12)

Hi all! Sorry for the hiatus there. I was doing so well with my blogging streak this year, having posted 18 times in the first 19 weeks of the year! But then I caught a virus… The doctor thinks it may have been COVID, but I didn’t qualify for the test here in Japan, soContinue reading “Apple Blossoms (Treasure Box 12)”