Niigata Weekend Trip

Sapporo ➡ Niigata

I had a rather lovely time with my wife & son when we travelled to Niigata for a few days for a family wedding a couple weekends ago. I thought I’d try something different this time around for summarizing our trip—I’d recap in GIFs! Mostly because I think GIFs are just way more interesting than plain old pictures and captions, but also somewhat admittedly because I’m feeling just a tad bit lazy to write tonight (so I’ll just go ahead and let the GIFs do most of the talking) 😝Continue reading “Niigata Weekend Trip”

English to Japanese Translation: My Workflow

I use WordPress. I study Japanese.

And then one day, such a magnificent revelation came to me when I realized I could do both these things at the same time after having seen this:

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Why I had not discovered this sooner is beyond me…

But, as the title of this article implies, I am here to share my experience of what I have learned while translating WordPress, specifically in the Japanese locale. I’ll mainly be addressing the personal workflow I use when translating.Continue reading “English to Japanese Translation: My Workflow”

20 Months

Today my son is 20 months old! Time certainly does fly 🙂




WordCamp Tokyo 2017: Join


Theme of the year goes to bringing people together.

Twenty-seventeen has certainly been a year of tremendous personal growth, learning, and connection in regards to WordPress.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp Kyoto, the first of only two WordCamps held in Japan this year. And just this past weekend, I attended the second—WordCamp Tokyo.Continue reading “WordCamp Tokyo 2017: Join”

MBTI & Japan

In recent days, I’ve become a personality junkie of sorts. What started out as just a curious visit to, after having seen a friend on FaceBook share their personality results share their results to the world there, eventually led me to discover my own personality type.Continue reading “MBTI & Japan”


Curious about the beats on my ones and twos? I have quite an eclectic palette for music and I am here to just share the love. Why? Because #MusicIsLife 🎶🎶🎶Continue reading “Spicy”