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)”

Books I Read in 2019

Last year, the majority of books I read were to do with my application to Automattic. This year, my goal is to expand the “I Read…” list in both quantity and book topics. The Bible (the new 新改訳2017 version – in Japanese) Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit; by Leonardo Inghilleri & Micah Solomon Delivering Happiness; byContinue reading “Books I Read in 2019”

Happy New Year 2020!

Hello everyone! And a happy new year to all! Looking Back at the Last Year 2019 was a year of change for me. A year ago today, I was looking for a job. I had made up my mind to re-apply to Automattic as a Happiness Engineer, but was still learning all I could beforeContinue reading “Happy New Year 2020!”

Treasure Box – 5 – Autumn Colours

Autumn in Hokkaido is always beautiful. This year, my wife and I were able to drive out and see the Blue Pond for the first time. The water is naturally blue, as you can see in the pictures when comparing the colour of the sky and it’s reflection. It is actually “bluer” in the reflection!Continue reading “Treasure Box – 5 – Autumn Colours”