Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tadashi Matsuura

This week, we get to know Tadashi Matsuura, who also happens to be part of our Tech Team  
He gets the honor of being the very first profile.

  • What's your name and are you named after anyone? Do you know how you got your name?   Tadashi Matsuura, My Chinese character is my mom’s favorite author’s character.

  • Tell us who makes up your family (people and pets). Jen, Lily, Daisy (cat), Haru (cat) and baby to be.
  • Have you always lived in PA?  If not, where else have you lived and when did you live there? Tokyo, Japan; Osaka, Japan, Westfeild, NJ, Marrietta, GA; Syracuse, NY, Metro West (Orlando) FL.

  • Do you speak any languages other than English?  Japanese
  • What are you most proud of?  My O’hana
  • How do you spend your days?  At work, At home, Spending time with family.
  • What's your dream job and are you doing it now? Sound Engineer.  I suppose so.
  • What's the best gift you've ever given?  iPad?
  • What's the best gift you've ever received? Lily and the baby to be.
  • What is/was your favorite subject or activity in school? Math, Science.
  • What ability or skill do you most wish you had (that you don't have already)?  Master Degree.
  • If you had to pick one hero, who would it be? Tetsuwan Atom
  • What does it mean to have courage?  Ability to do what is asked of you.
  • What is your biggest fear or worry?   My family without me.
  • What is the one thing that makes you laugh the hardest? Seeing Lily giggle
  • What's the biggest problem facing the world right now?  Everything.
  • What are some of your hobbies?  Music, building models, working on the house
  • What's the best meal you've ever had?  Really good Sushi
  • Describe your favorite vacation?  Japan trip with Jen, Hawaii trip with all.
  • What bad habit would you be willing to give up if it guaranteed you would live to be 100? Biting my nails.

  • What would your obituary say? Never though of it,  I imagine someone will for me.
  • What is your favorite type of art?  Music.
  • If you lived in the pioneer days, would you have traveled west or stayed put in the east?   West.  It’s nice out there.
  • What do you want to know about UDLC?  The people.
  • What do you like most about UDLC?  Diversity.
  • When did you join UDLC and what is the biggest change you have seen?  Almost 2 years ago.  Not that big but some new families.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Do you know the people in your neighborhood?

The purpose of this “News from the Back Pew” blog is to help pass on information about ministries or events at UDLC that needed more information that “This Week” or “Puff’s Corner” allowed for due to space and how many amazing things we have going on.

One of the amazing things that happens at UDLC naturally is how we become so important in each other’s lives.  For the past 6 months, many people have been commenting about how they are learning things about members they never knew and some of them are relationships developing inside UDLC for years.  Our community is so strong and healthy because our individual members desire to connect with each other at UDLC on a more individual level.  

Over the next 4 months, this blog is going to be working to put out at one member profile a week, to get to know more of our members a little bit deeper.  This is not for just new member or an old member.   This effort is an intergenerational venture and cross as many ministries at UDLC as we can.  We want our long-term members and new members, no matter what their chronological ages may be.  

We are planning to post one member profile a week starting February 16 and hope you will continue to come back and check out the blog each week.

Humbly, but not too humbly.
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