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last updated on Saturday, April 3, 2021


I now live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (map). During the COVID-19 outbreak (3rd wave), I’m complying with Ontario’s stay-at-home order and thus staying home most of the time. I go out mainly for groceries, healthcare services, exercise, and other essential purposes. With family friends I also patronize some diners and other public venues – of course in accordance with local health and safety guidelines.

My “day” job1 has been seriously affected due to the current strict restrictions on international travel. So in the daytime I get to spend plenty of time playing the piano, writing and recording songs, reading, writing articles, and watching educational videos (largely on culinary arts, music theory, linguistic studies, etc.), my favorite TV series, or some movies.

I’ve recently changed the site address back to jaybear.ca. Yes, it becomes a bit longer. It’s not that I don’t like the previous domain name – quite the contrary, I like it a lot. But some have complained that “iiii” is difficult to read and that they often mistake it for “iii” or “iiiii” in certain variations of typeface. The vanity domain, which contains my full name, was considered a better choice at first. However, it’s weighty as well, and I’m not specifically looking to brand my professional persona right now.

And I think the new site logo is cool, isn’t it?

Skeptical about the value of my primary job, I’ve been thinking about other career possibilities lately. If you have any good suggestion, feel free to let me know. Thanks in advance!

Did you know? Most /now pages on the Internet today are inspired by Derek Sivers‘s /now page movement. Check out my NowNowNow profile here.

  1. Actually most work sessions take place in the nighttime due to a time difference of 13 hours.