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.
Had a Google Hangout mtg with client in Japan. Mariko joined for the first time.
At Hubba, they had a christmas party and we joined it with kids having presents to exchange.
Around 20 people surrounded a big christmas tree, we introduced ourselves, had a game called “KING” which is exactly the same as “Ohsama Game” in Japan, exchanged present and ate snacks.
Children also enjoyed although they understand no English or Thai.
Our boy won the Apple TV, which was a special present from Hubba.
Ace, a guy who has his office and staff in Hubba gave me a link to a facebook page of a bike shop where I can buy a new bicycle in Bangkok. He even told Mariko that bike is really nice for my health and it will save taxi cost.