Ry Van Veluwen


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Head of Product for an Ecommerce Tech Company out of Tokyo, Japan. Passionate about UX, reading, travel, photography and technology.

Joined 28 January 2019.

Total writing: 24 days.

Total word count: 11488 words (478 words on average per post)

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Tokyo, Hangzhou, Singapore & Bali

3 years ago, for day 60 by Ry Van Veluwen

That's my schedule for the next month and a half. I'm both excited and also a little weary. I deeply love travel, it makes me feel alive. But fuck I hate flying. Which is bizarre, I can spend 8 hours in an office and I'll be okay, but the same...

Public Speaking & Dating

3 years ago, for day 59 by Ry Van Veluwen

I've got my talk on tonight, it's been on my mind pretty much all week. Public speaking is cited as a fear bigger than death and I get it - I've got a history of social anxiety. But, like most other challenges, I've taken it head on, practiced it and...

Ego, Cities & Faces

3 years ago, for day 58 by Ry Van Veluwen

Totally unrelated, but I'm definitely feeling the new writing interface. Good shit Owen. I've had this thought for a while, but I often wonder about the idea of "City kids" vs "Country kids". There is somewhat of a cliche that exists of one over the other, but it does tend...

Time is money - Thoughts on Career Part 2

3 years ago, for day 57 by Ry Van Veluwen

But fuck I love my job. We have this cute little office, that was supposed to be some rich dude's house that we've turned into an office - heated floors, warm lights, big balcony that's great in Summer, a few little meeting rooms with big wooden tables. My day-to-day has...

Time is money - Thoughts on Career Part 1

3 years ago, for day 56 by Ry Van Veluwen

This kind of thing is all too rare, but from very early on I realised that having a job you love is pretty much the most important thing you can get right. I don't believe there is a worse feeling in the entire world then waking up in bed and...

Bad habits in writing

3 years ago, for day 55 by Ry Van Veluwen

Here's a crazy idea for a feature of writetogether.space - a system that would have a number of variables that are considered bad habits when it comes to authoring pieces, that could be identified in your daily posts. Assuming that one of the main drivers here was to improve your...


3 years ago, for day 54 by Ry Van Veluwen

I often lament the hole left by religion's death in most modern communities - not because I miss religion, frankly the sooner it dies like the countless others the better off we'll be. But, the additional roles those rituals used to play - community, comminality and also - a bible....

What stands between your average person and a world changer?

3 years ago, for day 53 by Ry Van Veluwen

Life is pretty complicated, it's all shades of grey. Try as we might, there is rarely a case where the answer is simple. Humans don't like this, that's why we tend to categorise everything to a fault - an attempt to make a complicated world simple or easier to understand....

Galaxy S10 Foldable Phone

3 years ago, for day 52 by Ry Van Veluwen

https://twitter.com/i/status/1098312744732831744 Phones have been getting ever more refined - and this isn't a bad thing. The wild west of phones has been settling down as all the features converge into a user friendly slate of black glass that lasts all day and does whatever you need without getting in your...

The only thing that really matters

3 years ago, for day 51 by Ry Van Veluwen

My girlfriend had stayed over, we managed to sleep in and I had convinced her to join me at a Cafe I love to get a little work done, and she agreed. As we headed out, we almost immediately bumped into a girl who looked a little lost, maybe a...

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