Diary Trip

1st Challenging for Hill Climb

After faced covid19 pandemic, my work style has been shifted to “Work from home” as default. Although it may be backed to office work after ended pandemic. Recently issue for all of us might be not enough exercise in daily life. No commuting time is totally better than usual, but at same time, no reason to proactively move body in a day. 

Luckily I got used road bike from friend around July 2020. Then riding bike is getting my basic hobby now a days. Not only for good exercise, also it’s good time to take scenery photo by reaching out to place by bike.

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Yesterday, I traveled with my bike around Mt.Fuji & Lake Yamanaka, and it’s first time to try hill climb. Hill Climb requires power and stamina, needless to say, so by searching on internal, found best route for beginner. After climbed to Mikuni Pass, it’s so nice view and good weather to see Mt.Fuji with Lake Yamanaka. 

Actually I’m missing ride in Singapore, because easily go anywhere by bike and there are many nature near city. Ride in Tokyo City is a bit boring because only building or house in city, no good park and lake than Singapore. But in Japan, out side of city, I’m re-understanding that there are many place and course to go with road bike. That’s the biggest advangage to live in Japan than in Singapore. 

More recent photos with road bike were uploaded to Note.

 

Business

Reading Impression: Escaping the Build Trap

I read this book in this march although it’s famous in our web industry. Author has a variety of experience as Product manager, based no those, he explained success case/failure as organisation.

Most impressive thing in this book was difference between “output” and “outcome”. People who use English as 2nd language, sometime translation and understanding for the difference is not so big, but having good example in this book, I well reconginzed not same, it’s clear difference for business. Number of delivery as project is output, it’s apparently one of the realised thing into the world, but it’s not final goal, it’s just method to achieve the goal. Goal as business is definitely “Revenue”. Just delivered which is not related with any revenue / profit does not make sense for business. This author is saying that unfortunately of some product team has good KPI for project delivery as “output”, focus on making function first rather than to generate money. but it’s not good way to make strength Product management team, product team should focus on “outcome” like profit, revenue is main message in this book.

In fact, it’s heavy responsiblity to have outcome base target because there are many dependency with another team in company to make sure outcome. Sale and marketing team is one of the key to create great sales by making good messaging to appeal the product. But if product team ignore how they can do their work, at the end, Good result will be not happened. Sometime blaming each other is common issue in many product company, product team complains sale/marketing does not work well then sales number is not good, in opposite case, sale team criticises that product is not attractive for our customer as reason of not good sales. To solve those chicken and egg issues, product team should have wider view and mind for product’s outcome is my understanding of this book.

 

Diary

My Interest

There are many things i’m very interested in. Not enough time to do everything in my life. I may need to priority or select which one i should focus on….

  • Studying
    • IoT(Raspberry Pi with agriculture) 
    • Meteorological
    • Mathematical statistics
  • Training
    • Violin
    • Road Bike

Secondly ( Directly related with job)

  • Studying
    • Product Management

Third

  • World Literature 

To think about my time allocation especially precious time in weekday, just list up all here.. Hummmm….  

Diary

Zwift Traning

Because of long winter in Tokyo (just compared with Singapore), how I can keep road bike ride was concern. Once I tried to ride in night time after work in weekday, most of day’s temperature  was around 0 – 5 ℃. And I couldn’t move smoothly due to cold and available distance and speed was not good. 

I got aware that recently “Zwift” is getting popular in road bike community. User on Zwift can enjoy vulture ride with real bike by connecting trainer, not only for that, available to join some race and ride with friend. It’s kind of e-Sport as recent trend.

I sometime found my friend recorded ride record by Zwift on Strava. I looked for trainer which is machine to do Indoor ride by assembling with my road bike. Actually there are some types of trainer. and range of price was so wide. Based on my research on internet, I decided to buy below trainer.

Setup with this was easy, just removing rear tier and attached to trainer. It takes only 5 mins to be ready for ride as below. iPad was put on music stand I used for Violin lesson.

As my impression through several ride on this, I felt some hardness on this compared with real ride, because trainer pedal is very heavy so it requires more power and stamina to ride same amount of distance. 

Also difficulty to feel slope because it’s hard to recognise it on monitor before starting slope. Only degree of slope was displayed with small font.

But it’s better than no training in winter weekday. So I can keep some training. Hope can make good body with this.

 

 

Private

2021 Target

Last year I completely forgot to write my personal target for new year as I had written it for over a decade. I was busy or losing mind for new year. but let me resume this habit because a whole year plan should be made at first day of the year, it comes from Japanese traditional legend story. From this year, let me use “KPT” method to set target.

Keep

  • Finally found good exercise way, Riding road bike with camera.
    because of pandemic, almost spent time in home to work remotely. And I strongly felt risk for my health due to less movement in a day. Actually my iPhone showed one tenth reduced steps per day. And luckily got road bike from my colleague. And started to ride periodically, at same time, I noticed that it let me go anywhere in Singapore. by riding road bike, I could go to many place in Singapore where I have not never been and could take some beautiful scenery photo in Singapore. it’s good motivation to keep riding by visiting photogenic. Because whether changing in four seasons make me hard to keep consistent riding pace comparing with Singapore, but I should keep this activity in all season in Japan.

Problem

  • Couldn’t spend time to practice violin.
    needless to say, this is fact and no thing to say more, I didn’t take enough time for violin practice since I spent time for road biking after time. there were two issue, first one was time allocation balancing between riding bike and violin, second one is missing target to violin practice. I need to write done practice menu / list for violin for the new target.

Try

  • Try to learn new challenge to be main work.
    Since I have been working online advertisement service development for a decade, and I already found new area what I want to try, but it requires additional learning to earn money as main work. it’s possible to learn by myself if I can keep motivation. This will be definitely valuable for my future.
  • Write my progress on here or Note
    To record my these target, will keep post in here or Note.

 Wish happy new year!