On this website, you will find my blog, my work experience, tech articles, and more. If this is your first time visiting, please read on, as I’d like to give you a brief introduction.
I was born and raised in Southern California with 3 brothers and sisters. Soon after graduating from California State University, Fullerton, I decided to move to Japan for a new experience and challenge. Even though the majority of my career is with US companies, I have spent a large portion of the past 15 years working in Asia and Europe.
Over the past 20 years, I have worked for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Wells Fargo Bank, Disney, Fast Retailing, Apple, and Deloitte.
Early in my career, I was an ambitious entrepreneur and focused on technology-related companies. I ran an IT services business which included providing IT services in website design, infrastructure management, application development, and IT support.
I always enjoy a good challenge and have gained invaluable experience by taking on a variety of roles/stretch assignments through various fields and industries over the past 20 years.
I am a techie…always have been. Since the age of 9, I have been fascinated by computers, technology, and the art of how things work. It all started when my mother brought home an IBM 5150. I spent my weekends reading through the IBM BASIC user manual and teaching myself how to program BASIC. It was this that sparked my love for technology and the power of computers. Those were the days of 5.25 inch floppy disks with a whopping 1.2MB of disk space. It’s crazy to think about that now, with hard drives in the terabytes.
I still love spending my free time learning new technologies and building/tinkering with my technology toys. Unfortuantely, as I get older, I find I have less time. However, now I get to enjoy spending time with my son and daughter and sharing my love for technology with them.
When I find time to get outside, I do love outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, fishing, surfing, and scuba diving. But the thing I love more than anything else, is traveling and learning about new cultures and gaining new life experiences. I also enjoy teaching subjects I have a passion for, and there are many. I maintain this website with the hope of sharing information with people all over the world. I’m a fan of TED Talks and Khan Academy. I think it’s extremely important to continually challenge and test oneself…learning and challenging oneself is to live!
My Goals and Ambitions
I strive to be the best, #1, at whatever I set out to do. I’m an extremely passionate person and I have always been self-motivated, even at an early age. I am driven by challenges, and I am always looking for something new to master. I have a tradition of starting each year with a new goal. This is not only, to keep me constantly learning a new thing, but to reinforce the thinking that any goal can be achieved if time and dedication are invested. My goal for this year (2018), is to teach myself how to play the drums. I have always wanted to learn, so I picked up a Roland TD-4K drum set, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s amazing what you can learn from Youtube videos these days!
In addition to this year’s goal of teaching myself how to play the drums, I always look to constantly challenge myself, and to share my experience and knowledge with others, through the various online sites I maintain. I never view a challenge as unachievable, and I feel anyone can achieve their goals, no matter how unobtainable they may seem. Believe in yourself!
– Joshua Bellendir