JLPT N2 again

Well, this is my next attempt at the JLPT, level N2. My history of taking the JLPT is much like a 32 round boxing match. In December 2010, just a month after joining Cookpad, I took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test(JLPT) N4. I had been in Japan for nearly 2 years, but hadn’t studied Japanese […]

Photo Post Monday

Tokyo station, all remodeled. The welcoming sign outside the R&D office, Medidata Japan. I’m swimming with sharks. Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower (not building) in the world. Abbott’s Miatrees, the 3 tallest block towers built by Mia.

5 photos from Fuji

In September I climbed Mt. Fuji with my brother. It was both our first time tackling the mountain, and we had little to no experience climbing mountains before, so it was quite the adventure. Lucky for us the weather was perfect both days we were on Fuji, and since it was the off season we […]

Postgres Japan

Last Friday I attended the all-day Postgres user’s conference in Tokyo near Kyobashi. I didn’t personally enjoy it, and can’t say I learned much – only one of the talks I attended was actually geared toward engineers. The others were too high level and/or about growing the community of users.