A Journey to Find Myself 自分さがしの旅

Emiri has been performing on stage — singing, dancing, acting, playing piano — since she was three. But this her first YouTube video! She wrote this song and performed it at the Yamaha studio in Osaka recently. The title says A Journey to Find Myself 自分さがしの旅” (Variations 変奏曲). I think there will be many more videos to come.



Osaka Marathon 2018

Went down to the city today to take some images at the Osaka Marathon. I was too late to get the elite runners, but that’s fine since I’d rather look at all the interesting costumes people come up with. 35 images on Flickr here.

Osaka Marathon 2018



A Conversation with Matthew Dons

Last weekend I met up with my buddy Matthew Dons at Osaka Castle. I have not seen him in a few years since I moved down here from Tokyo so it was great to catch up. We originally met nine years ago when we were both doing software community development in Tokyo (see BarCamp Tokyo 1, BarCamp Tokyo 2, BarCamp Yokohama). Matthew is an amazing community builder. He has been involved in many communities globally.

But now he has more important challenges to deal with. Matthew is fighting terminal cancer. If you would like to contribute to his fund please go here. If you would like to follow his YouTube videos please go here.