I was working on my original theme. A theme to be the parent theme of my future works and here is the concept image.
many original action / filter hooks
widget areas everywhere
custom menus everywhere
compatible with breadcrumb / pagination plugin
This was intended to be easy to customize, no html coding and less php coding. Now, here is the structure of Genesis plugin.
The concept looks very similar. They’ve gone far.
They have a community and plenty of child themes. Nice to know that there were people who thought similar as I did. To avoid reinventing something and to learn from former efforts and ideas, I will have a look at the theme, the child themes and documentations.
I had a hangout meeting with my client in Japan. They say that it’s really cold in Toyama, Japan. It’s snowing and one man said that he caught cold. I come up on their screen with a T-shirt on me, nice green garden behind me and bird song as BGM 😮
I and my family went to see a friend’s grand mother and ate lunch together while our friend was out in Taiwan and Hong-Kong for his business. Children seemed happy to run around in the garden and to talk with a Obaachan.
Aim introduced to me Bow, who works for clients using WordPress. I talked about community activities in Japan and told that I want to have similar community here, too. Fortunately, we can do it together and I’m really happy.
At night Aim took us to Barcrawl, which is an event Aim take Hubba people to 9 bars and clubs local people go & drink & dance. I absolutely drank too much but it was really interesting to see Thai people drink around. Amazing that all the bars and clubs are so nice and big and bright and rich and expensive. You can see the economy here is growing and people are enjoying the growth.
I’m developing 6 WordPress themes at the same time for one client and it’s really hard that I can do almost nothing more than them. I wake up and WordPress, I eat lunch and WordPress and WordPress before sleep.
I met a friend and went for lunch. I came to know him at the WordPress meet-up. He’d read the anngle post. He took me to a very nice Thai restaurant.
They have many pots and pans full of delicious Thai foods and we choose from them what we want on our plate or bowl. It costs only 50-70 Baht. It’s a little bit more expensive than other restaurants but it’s much more delicious.
He took me to a nice cafe too.
The cafe people were really nice. They had Japanese elementary school desk and chair set, which they’ve bought at a second hand store. Other stuff in this cafe were pretty and nice.
I’ll take my wife here when kids go to kindergarten, that is, next year.
I had a Thai lesson presented by the coworking space staff. It was really nice that they had a special paper fot the class and very kind and patient. Nice that we can ask everything.
I write Thai alphabets every night but my problem is that I don’t have enough opportunity to talk Thai. I need to do something about this big problem. Maybe having a Youtube program of Thai lesson?
Visited Upgrade Thai in the morning to talk about a new project. The boy of Shirai-san had a very cute dog. I must take my kids there sometime.
Our surface mail luggage finally arrived.
Kid’s bicycle and all the toys, guitar and ukulele, books and iMac, dishes, our family credo board and everything. They made our house a home.
Children seemed very happy to have their toys for they’ve had little to play with.
Our daughter wrote a letter to Santa to put beside the tree, set a cup of coffee for Santa to drink and rest, put one cake for Santa to enjoy our home. And she even arranged 10 pieces of cookies for the reindeer.
After children fell asleep, we put the present, drank the coffee and ate the cookies. Reindeer are 7, the left cookies are 3.
Mari went to see PR company people to the city in the morning, and while she was away from home, I took care of the kids.
Yesterday night, we went to Toysrus in Rama IV and beside the toy store, I found a “office mate” where they sell electronic equipments, pens and whiteboard and all the other office stuff. There, we got an HDMI cable to connect our TV to the Christmas present our little boy won at Hubba Christmas party.
So, I could let the children watch “Curious George” and “Finding Nemo” movie.
The Apple TV is really nice not only for child caring but also for our family life. We danced much with “Sister Act” tonight:)
After lunch a friend of ours came to our house with their house keeper so that we can hire her. She was so good at negotiation that I couldn’t help laughing when she said “Pay me even if I’m sick and can’t come to work because I need to pay for the hospital”.
It’s not just funny and I need to take it half seriously for it’s going to happen all the time in my business too.
It seems that, maybe, they demand payments for not just in exchange for their actual work time, but for their & their family’s living.
It’s hard to get enough time to work for kids are always at home. This is the point of truth I need to do my best.
The first WordPress meet-up I organized ended in a really good mood!
There came 9 people. There were WP beginner ( but much of experience in Thailand and in other countries in the world ), html/css coders, developers and those who are running their own companies in Thailand and Japan.
I made a presentation about what WordPress is and why people love WordPress.
Some of my friends also joined and I’m happy with that.