Valentine’s Day 2020 (Treasure Box 9)

Valentine’s Day has an interesting origin. Wikipedia gives a very detailed description of its history – how it started out as a day to remember some martyrs with the name Valentine. It explains how a few hundred years ago, the day started to get associated with Love. Now, in the West, it is a dayContinue reading “Valentine’s Day 2020 (Treasure Box 9)”

Sapporo Flower & Café (Treasure Box – 6)

This week, my wife and I went out for lunch one day. With the business over Christmas and the new year, it’s been a while since we’ve gone out for lunch like this. My wife had her eyes on a new place called Sapporo Flower and Café. Apparently, it’s an old flower shop that hasContinue reading “Sapporo Flower & Café (Treasure Box – 6)”

Treasure Box – 2

Our Golden Week Every May, Japan has a number of national holidays clumped together, forming what is commonly known as Golden Week. Most years, these public holidays create a 5-day weekend and if you take just a day or two off work, it becomes a long week of holidays. This year, Japan’s new emperor ascendedContinue reading “Treasure Box – 2”

Treasure Box – 1

Now that I’m through the application process of becoming a Happiness Engineer, I have spent some time thinking about the future of this blog. While I plan on continuing to write about my experiences working in Automattic and perhaps WordPress in general, I have also wondered what I could do to make this blog aContinue reading “Treasure Box – 1”