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The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

Category: Musing

  • My Birthday Week (Treasure Box 22)

    My Birthday Week (Treasure Box 22)

    Last week was my birthday! As the week included 2 Japanese public holidays, I decided to take a few more days off work and enjoy some downtime. Megumi and I enjoyed an overnight stay in Sapporo, the largest city on our island, and took some time exploring some parks in town. Here are photos from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!