Wednesday, October 12, 2005

sweet!

I did it! I passed the interview and got myself hired as a (mainly java) programmer! The company's name is Genoa (www.genoa.biz) and I'll start working on the 1st of november.

I've been hard at work preparing by
1) buying a book called 'office japanese'
2) occasionally glancing at it, thinking 'I should study..'
3)dropping said book, rolling over, and sleeping as long as possible. I could now scientificaly be classified as a type of human-slug hybrid.
Shouldn't I be worried? I'll be working at a Japanese company as the only foreigner!! ... Why yes, my friends, I AM worried. I have seen the future, and it does NOT involve sleeping past noon. This worries me. Better sleep as much as possible while I can! ^^

Right, coming along then. Other points of interest:

  • Takeshi and I are planning our wedding! If you would like to help plan, check out preparations, etc, there is a wedding blog I've set up. Check it out!
  • Stef pointed out on her blog that something amusing happens if you type in the word 'failure' or the phrase 'miserable failure' into google and click 'I'm Feeling Lucky'. It turns out google is well aware of this and has written an article about it. Apparently if you make a link to something with a phrase, the link gets boosted in google's relevency ranking algorithm. It's called 'googlebombing', and Wikipedia has a nice little entry on how its done. So,I too shall do my part with the failure googlebomb! ^_~ hee hee.
  • I'm getting a lot of visitors soon! This makes me happy. Kim (friend from the days at Sophia University) is coming up to Tokyo and has invited me along to see a huge Taiko contest this weekend! I used to be in the Taiko club at LMU so I'm very excited ^^. Dad is coming at the end of October, for three days... I don't know how he'll remain conscious with so much jetlag!! Julia Nolan is coming out for thanksgiving, we'll see if we can get some american tradition into this tatami-laden apartment.

Speaking of American Tradition, it's gonna be Halloween soon! hehe, stores (of course, what else) are decorating halloween style, but no one really knows what its about over here. Some places are selling pumpkins, but they're super expensive (like $15!!) crazy. I think I will carve a kabocha and see how it turns out. ^^

see ya later!
PS For all those of you who have not been reading my comic(for shame!), I am including this link to Gemini: The Best Comic EVER!! ^_^

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kim said...

Hi Kyra!

Wahey - I got a mention in your blog! I'm really looking forward to the taiko contest too and especially to seeing you again after over THREE YEARS! I can give you lots of tips on how to overcome typical Japanese office bureaucracy. Well, how to try and wade through it, anyway.

See you on Sunday!

Kim
xx

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grats on the job, Kyra! Wow, I wonder how different the typical Japanese workplace is....
*hugs*
~Sarah

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omedetou! Since you don't start 'till the 1st, you'll have time to show me around scenic Chofu.

I'll be there FOUR days. Well, three and a half. Really, I'll try to stay awake this time. Promise.

Bakotousan

9:48 PM  

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