Hey there, I‘m Juanito from Taiwan and @JuanitoFatas everywhere on the internet. I‘m enthusiastic about cooking, eating, and programming. I moved to Tokyo in 2017. Here I write about things I like: cooking, food, travels, Japan, Japanese, software engineering, life tips, and programming. I‘m easy-going, progressive, future-focused, pleasure-focused, and cautious person. My personal mission is to be useful and helpful to as many people as possible.
I currently live in Ebisu, Tokyo.
It is a name I impersonated. Name looks like Spanish or Filipino, but the first name was given by a friend from Zaragoza. My real last name Huang, pronounced similar to Juan in Spanish. My friend and I became close, so they called me Juanito. Fatas is inherited from another close friend at that time. I use this name for too long, Juanito Fatas became my identity on the internet.
Before Software Engineering
I have worked a lot of jobs for living. Flaky scallion pancakes maker, internet cable guy, IT guy in school, a research assistant in university, electronics engineer, and amateur translator. I grew up in Taiwan.
I went to universities in Taipei, Taiwan, and Leuven, Belgium studied Electronics Engineering. Went to Army for a year (Enlisted military service, Air Force). The army had reset everything I learned (
forgot), so I learned programming and started working professionally since 2013.
In the early days, I was influenced by contributing to documentations first. So I translated a lot of documents. I translated Ruby on Rails Doctrine, Ruby on Rails Guides, Rails Girls Guides, Google Common Lisp Style Guide, and a ANSI Common Lisp book. Translations taught me the basic of programming through Lisp, to pay attention to details, proficient in many markup languages, and all sorts of Git techniques.
I like acquiring languages
I speak Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English. I can understand Cantonese. My Japanese is conversational at intermediate level. I was living in a Flemish city Leuven, Belgium for 2 years. I have failed attemps learning Dutch, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, and Korean.