M2 Mac Book Pro

PC refresh on my work started from end of Aug, but I couldn’t complete my order due to system error.
Support from IT is awful and super frustrating.

Finally I expedite the process but they shipped the new laptop for wrong room#.
It’s hard to believe this kind of bad customer experience.

IT support staff even asked me to extend the date for PC refresh, though there’s no guarantee that my issue will get solved by just taking time.

Anyway finally I could get new PC for my work and it’s working well.
Comparing with 2019 Intel MBP 16 inch, it operates smoothly.


I played Startfield.
Though there’s some disappointment, I can enjoy playing the game.
Atmosphere of the town and each location is good and quest is full with interaction with NPC and it contribute to immersive experience.
There’s a lot of things I can do in the world.

But it’s not true open world game as there’s travel between planets and it’s just a load of first travel.
So without first travel, I can’t travel across the world, and this is disappointed.

It’s not for Startfield but another disappointing point is long term development of Bethesda.
I need to wait several more years for each new TES and fallout.
But I want to believe I can play those game one day with enjoyment of playing open world game.


Language barrier and time-zone barrier is tough to overcome.
Getting less chance to get to know each other with people in US naturally.
And even with opportunity, language is great but difficult tool for communication with feelings and emotions.

Race is another factor existing in the communication.
From both race-wise and language-wise, I’m minority in the organization.
Gradually getting use to the environment and culture where we need to declare clearly, but challenges are in reality.

Still busy

It’s time to proceed PC refresh for me in my company.
I continued to use 2019 Intel Mac Book Pro 16 inch.
It’s 3 years and feel so long.

I plan to continue to use Mac, so I submitted my order for M2 Mac Book Pro.
But asset management’s update is it’s short supply and suggestion is submitting order for another model.

It’s quit bureaucratic, and there’s no way I would choose Windows PC because I can just wait.
And I know it’s not so super rare like home-run ball of Ohtani Shohei.
What I’m surprised is there’s no suggestion for waiting and no mechanism to make the ETA transparent.

There’s Hybrid Worker Bundle which is the name of service to give set of PC gadgets and accessories and provided to employee though the cost is charged to the department.
I could get Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, 4k webcam, head-set, Wifi router.
This is great service for employee, but unfortunately flexibility is less, so I can’t choose not to include some devices.
But anyway, this is good.


As I need to have session in Cisco Live Melbourne in Dec, I need to prepare slides.
Since it’s 2 hours session I need to create lots of slides.

The challenge is I’m not a true expert on the topic.
So I’m counting on internal references.

I need to digest all the materials and references to extract kind of valuable resources for external customers.
This is fun but take certain time.

I could prepare 30+ slides in this 3 days, but target wold be 150+ as refined ppt.
Then I can keep only good slides and reduce it to about 100.

Need to work in late night and weekend.

Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is over.
I stayed in both my hometown and my wife’s hometown and finally returned home yesterday.

I was able to enjoy about 2 weeks of bachelor life and could have nice family bonding with parents and grandparents.
I think this is necessary for everyone in my family, even if it’s a bit tiring sometimes.

A lot of work awaits me and today was a busy day including 1on1 with my boss’s boss’s boss.
He kindly asked me about my stress level and he mentioned that it should be 0.
And he also advised me to take things easy as we need time to both accelerate to full speed and to decelerate from full speed.

This year should be a good year as my company announced 20-year high company performance factor which is used to calculate bonus.
It should indicate that there should be enough budget for promotion and salary increase.


Looks I’m being able to reduce my weight.
At this moment, it’s just about 2kg.

But I’m relatively sure that I’m reducing weight in reality, since I confirmed my weight kept being 105kg very stably.
I tried to go to gym to do exercise, and keep trying to leverage Base Bread to avoid overeating.
Looks this is working.

From 16th, I’m going to visit my wife’s hometown but I really want to reduce my weight, so will try not to take much calories.

High Fever

Looks I caught cold from day before yesterday, and developed fever up to 38.6 degrees.
Now the fever got reduced to 37.5, but I still feel unwell to some extent.

It’s bad not being able to go to gym due to sickness.
Especially recently, I could reduce my weight thanks to the exercise and making use of Base Bread.
So I want to continue to work out.

For some reason, this type of sentence in English is not so easy to compose for me.
Maybe it’s so much related to the style of English I used in my job.

So this blogs should mean a lot.

Cisco Live Melbourne

Cisco Live is external premier event for customer hosted by my company.
And I submitted my proposal for one of the technical session for customer.

Today I got contact as my submission was accepted, so this is good news for me though this will make me busier.
The problem is I proposed to have session for platform A or platform B but content team requested me to cover both platform as 2-hour session.

2-hour is long especially in case of providing technical session and timeline for preparation is strict as the material due date is 2nd half of Oct.

Anyway, this is positive news which motivated me to some extent, and I will be able to go to Melbourne in Dec.