Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finished the first day

I finished the first day at a new office peacefully today.
I had an impression that this was a big company, because the employee was four times of former company. But the division, client service and creatives and so on, were orderly placed in the office, and they are active. So I felt that I would be able to gain strength from them.

Client service manager, my boss, and I held a meeting this morning.
He had already decided my client and charging product. So I felt I had to start job immediately. But it was a first day at this office for me today, I closed my work on schedule and got back home.

I bought a one-month train pass for work on the way to my home.
This affect my daily life, because the pass fee will be paid in the next salary, but it will more affect my daily life to commute by normal transport fee, I boldly bought it.
I would almost sweat because my life will go into be poor...

I'm feeling pressure, but do not be hurry, be meticulously, and do only what I can do, I'll do my best.





Start of new job

My new working life in a new working place will start today, February 26.
It will take some time to get used to the new circumstances, but I'll do my best.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Finished the final exam

I went to the second and final pitch of the meeting exam of applied company today.
Three executives, including an American President, were attended in this meeting exam. I had been afraid of English conversation with the President, but he could understand most of Japanese conversation, so the meeting exam was held in both languages.

It seemed that the client service manager had decided to hire me. So this exam became a place of meeting with the President, and of confirming my decision of joining this company.

And the result was...

"Spring has come."

The employment was decided!

After the exam, I was confirmed my will of joining the company by the client service manager, and I told him my decision of joining. And my joining was confirmed.

I will start my new job from next Tuesday, February 26.

The employment terms sheet was already made out with content that my joining day would be the next Tuesday. I confirmed conditions including annual salary, and signed it.

I really feel relieved.

By the way, I had retired former company two weeks ago, and my new job was confirmed today. It took only two weeks for changing job. I can't believe it! But this is true!

I have one week rest until the start of new job.
I will take enough rest, and prepare for a good start.










Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New contact has come

I've got a new contact, which notice the second pitch of the meeting exam, with applied ad agency in this early morning.

According to the email, the President will go to the US for a business trip the day after tomorrow, so I will go to the office in tomorrow (Feb. 20) afternoon in haste.

Anyway, I'm relieved that all things are going well.
I'm little bit nervous now, but I'll do my best!






Let's know about Senator Barack Obama!
And support him from Japan!


Monday, February 18, 2008

Go for the second pitch

I had gone to the second meeting exam of the first pitch of the applied advertising agency.
I passed the 1st pitch of the meeting exam of an advertising agency today!
Offered annual salary also matched what I wanted.
To tell the truth, I've been applying to another agency. But I've couldn't receive any contacts from the company, so I decided to continue applying to the agency which I received an official offer.

This agency is one of the healthcare division group company of the biggest advertising agency group all over the world. They have seven offices around the world including Japan. In this industry, This group is the ad agency that everybody knows, so it is impudent for me. Anyway, I feel relieved that I could pass the first pitch of the meeting exam.

Well, next pitch will be the second meeting exam.
Moreover, it will be a meeting exam with the President.
Furthermore, the President is an American.

I'm wondering if the exam will be an English meeting...
Anyway, I'll do my best.






Sunday, February 17, 2008

Who do you want to vote?

The presidential primaries are going on in the US.
Who do you want to vote to, if you are an American citizen?

I do vote to Senator Barack Obama.

I had majored British and American Studies in the college, and I had researched poverty and racial policies of President John F. Kennedy for the graduation thesis. In this research, I read books on Kennedy's policies, and researched all lines of his speeches. And my conclusion was that JFK, as a President of the United States, had not have any special achievement expect for the achievement of diplomatic problems such as Cuban Crisis.
But this conclusion was based on his assassination on the way of his presidential days, so we must consider that there were chances for him: He had couldn't work on several tasks that he had wanted to work on.

As you know, it is said that most of politicians model on JFK's speeches, and there are many great speeches. I would like you to watch this example of his speech transfered from YouTube. This is an latter half of his inaugural address. The original files are separated to two files; the first half and the latter half. In the end of this speech, there is a great and impressive speech, which I can never forget.

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."
"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
These phrases appear between 4:00 to 4:30 in this video.

On the other hand, how about Senator Obama?
I think that his speeches are very similar to those of JFK, and his speeches are composed by easy words and strong messages. Also the tempo of speech is similar to those of JFK.
Here is a sample of Senator Obama's Speech.

If he become the President of the United States, he will be the first Black President. But in his every speeches, I can't feel such excitement. I can only find intensive phrases that the US should be reunited in order to seek freedom and peace of human beings.

And, um, I only feel harshness from speeches of Senator Hillary Clinton.
Here is a sample.

Senator John McCain, a Republican candidate, don't make a speech. He is only whispering... LOL
I think that he will never be able to lead the US, such a big country.
Here is a sample.

Well, as I am so, I think that the most of the US citizens are feeling images of JFK thorough Senator Obama's speeches.

I think he is the only one candidate who can change the US to a good country in this world: not a police of the world, but one of the citizen of the world.

If I have a citizenship of the US, I surely will do vote to Obama.

Obama '08!













Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I recieved a message

I received a message from an advertising agency which I had gone to the meeting exam yesterday.
The message was not an information of next pitch of exam, but the message of meeting invitation before step forward to second pitch of meeting exam.

I'm feeling there will be a hope.

I'll go there next Monday afternoon.

I wish everything are going to go well!





Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finished the first exam

I went to a scheduled meeting exam of an advertising agency this evening, and it was finished peacefully.
The exam was held on about one hour, but this business world is limited, so both of us knew each other and had nothing to discuss in this exam.
Anyway, the result will tell me by an email or a telephone call later.

I would like to send a resume to one more agency this morning, but unfortunately it had been raining from this morning in Tokyo, and a post office is far from my apartment, so I sent it as a special delivery mail on the way to my apartment this night. I think that it will deliver to the agency tomorrow morning.

I'm searching for other recruiting information, but this business world is limited; there are few companies and less information of recruiting, so I'm going a hard way.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to receive good news from applied two agencies.





Ready for the exam

I'll attend a meeting exam of an advertising agency that I wrote here before, today (February 12).
I completed the preparing of resume and working experiences sheet. So the lest thing to do for me is only to attend the meeting exam actually.

I'm little nervous, but I am a kind of person who express myself in the real exam, so I'll be calm when the exam starts. The exam is held on this evening, so I will relax in my home until the time when I will leave my apartment; and I'll think of suppositional Q&A till the time will come.

Also I decided to apply for one more company.
This company is ad agency too.
I must be examined by submitted resume first, so I wrote resume and working experiences. I will send them as a special delivery mail this morning.

It is a long way, but I'll do my best.





Monday, February 11, 2008

Please watch this!

This is a video of Japanese comedian combi. I love this.

How was this?
Could you lugh?

Preparing for a meeting exam

I'm preparing for a meeting exam, which will be held on next week, for an advertising agency; writing resume / curriculum vitae. To make doubly sure, I'm writing both Japanese and English.

In Japanese, I must prepare two articles; one is the resume including personal information, and the other is the resume including working experiences. But in English, resume is a resume: English resume / curriculum vitae including both personal information and working experiences. So I prefer the English one, I am sometimes at a loss in English grammar though...

The agency which I take the meeting exam is the double scale company comparing with the retired one. So I think that the examination level will be higher than the former one. Anyways, I'll do my best!

I'll report the result when I receive it on this blog.




Sunday, February 10, 2008


This blog is a renewaled version of same blog title to avoid stalking by my retired company and its members.
Please enjoy and drop some comments easily.