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  • WordCamp Europe 2019 Contributor Day: Polyglots Team

    WordCamp Europe 2019 Contributor Day: Polyglots Team

    At WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin, I had a very productive and fun Contributor Day with polyglots team contributors.

  • “Kodomo no Yu” Sentō-themed Ball Pit at Tokyo Skytree

    “Kodomo no Yu” Sentō-themed Ball Pit at Tokyo Skytree

    Yesterday, we met a friend of mine and her family at Skytree Soramachi and spent the morning at Kodomo no Yu (こどもの湯) play area. It’s an indoor ball pit that looks like a sentō, Japanese-style bathhouse. My 4-and-half-year old daughter jumped right into the pool of balls and even made a new friend. Her younger […]

  • Comparing 4 PDF Text-To-Speech iOS Apps: Voice Dream Reader, Capti Voice, NaturalReader, and vBookz PDF

    Comparing 4 PDF Text-To-Speech iOS Apps: Voice Dream Reader, Capti Voice, NaturalReader, and vBookz PDF

    Lately, I’ve been really into listening to as much content as possible. In addition to podcasts, web pages, and audiobooks, I started listening to PDF documents these days. iOS native text-to-speech (TTS) feature is fine for short text but isn’t great for PDFs. So I started searching for an app that suits my need. Trying […]

  • Sakura in Tokyo, 2018

    Sakura in Tokyo, 2018

    Some photos from this year’s (great) cherry blossom season.

  • Thanksgiving in Tokyo, 2017

    Thanksgiving in Tokyo, 2017

    For the third time, we cooked a Thanksgiving meal in Tokyo. Baking a whole bird at home (especially turkey) isn’t something I do very often, but I feel it’s worth the effort for this occasion. We started this tradition because we found a wholesale grocery store that carries frozen whole turkey, Niku-no-Hanamasa. They even deliver […]

  • Global WordPress Translation Day in Tokyo

    Global WordPress Translation Day in Tokyo

    September 30 was the third Global WordPress Translation Day (GWTD3). https://wordpress.org/news/2017/09/global-wordpress-translation-day-3/ 649 translators for 60 different locales added 93,179 translations over the 24-hour period. 346 projects (core, meta, plugins, themes, and apps) got new language pack created as a result. Meetups & Online Events in Japan In Japan, there were four local meetups in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, […]