Monday, March 14, 2011

The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake

Thanks to everyone who sent me emails regarding the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake in Japan.

Fortunately I, my family and employees are all fine. My home town is in Tohoku area and my mother, brother and sister, who are living there, are still sufferings from lack of water, gasoline and gas etc. even though they did not have the tsunami.

Needless to say about those who had the tsunami. According to the goverment it is likely more than 10,000 people died. I would like to pray for the repose of their soul.

We also worry about the Fukushima nuclear powerplant which has serious problems caused by the tsunami and the earthquake. This also heavily affects the electricity in other area including Tokyo. Due to lack of electiricity we are forced to have a power cut. Trains/metros in Tokyo are revolving only 50% comparing before.

The most important thing we could do here is keeping on our businesses to make money and resources to help Tohoku and Japan. I'm sure we can rehabilitate Japan.

Again I would like to thank to everyone who care about us.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Visiting Brussels

After visiting Paris, I moved to Brussels to join FOSDEM, the largest open source conference in Europe.

I gave a 45-minute talk abut PostgreSQL and pgpool-II.

After finishing the talk we enjoyed a small tour of the beautifull city.

This is the famous "Grand Place".

There are nice Art Nouveau caffes in the city.

I bought some laces in a old lace shop. They are hand-made and very nice.

There is a great chuch which has a big pipe organ. I was so impressed and bought a CD, recorded the acuall play of the organ!