20 September, 2014

Days Spinning スピニング デイズ


I'm making a blog post again in my kitchen, on Saturday morning, without the light on while Fall breeze cross the rooms.
It's been insanely busy at work, better yet it keeps on getting busier. It only gets busier each day.
I wake up at 4:30am and at earliest I come back home around 10:00pm but actually a few minutes before 11:00pm since last Monday. So every Friday night I feel like my body is flying in the air or just numb. 
It's because where I'm living right now is Kanagawa and my office is in Roppongi, Tokyo, I know it's freaking far and it takes 1:45 train ride on each way. But I reeeeaaally wanted to work in this place and at this company. So it's totally fine for me.
I know it couldn't be better that we're busy. Our business is getting bigger and bigger and days go by quickly like a racing car that wouldn't stop. Or I should say that it's like a jumbo airplane taking off and flying up into the sky, like our CEO describes.
I find myself becoming a part of the body of our company, having more responsibility and capability, and appreciation for what I've done. 
I see the reason I want to work here and work with them…and endless motivation for our growth.
There is even no shadow of fun that I had in Germany like a small trip, sightseeing, enjoying food stuff like that but I have another kind of fun here that's unreplaceable. Self investment, I'd say :)
One of them is going to gym that I stared since August. I can't come to the gym during the weekdays so every weekends are my training time. 
The purpose I decided to start it is not only I want to have a strong body for tough days but I want to look great for opportunities to meet CEO and his people from Germany and to be in an international congress or business trips that I will start to have. 
Some people say/used to say that how you look isn't important but it is very important nowadays. The first impression is determined over 80% by the first 1.5 seconds,  you know. You have only one body in life so you should take care of it :)
I maybe don't look in a great shape yet but I'm working on it. 
Hope you're having a nice weekend!



また私は土曜日の朝、キッチンで、電気は着けずにブログを書いてます。秋の風が部屋を通り抜けていくのが気持ちいい。
ここ数週間はこれ以上にないくらい忙しくて、というよりも忙しくなる一方で金曜の夜になると自分の色んな部分がどっかに飛んでってるような気分になります。
毎朝4:30起きで帰宅は早くて22:00。でもほとんど23:00ギリ手前くらいです。
今住んでる場所が神奈川なので六本木に通うことが若干無謀なんだけど、どうしてもここで、この会社で働きたかったから、それはいいんです。
本社のビジネスが日に日に大きくなっていて忙しさも比例して、それに付随する問題も出て来るけど、確実に自分は会社の一部になってきてるし、任されて感謝されることも増えて来てるから一日の成果も大きくなってます。
会社の毎日も、自分の成長も、例えるならレーシングカーがどんどん加速してるイメージ。や、CEOが言うように、テイクオフして上空に向かう飛行機がピッタリかも。
こんな毎日なのでドイツにいた時のような小旅行なんて生活からはすっかり陰も形もなくなりましたが、最近は自分自身への投資に意識を持っていってます。
それが8月から始めたジム。平日は無理なので来るのは土日祝日のみですが、いろんなものを発散すべく3時間近く頑張ったりもします。
疲れに強い体を作るのも理由の一つですが、ドイツ本社のCEOや彼率いる社員が来日したり、今後は自分が海外へ出張に行くこともあるのでやはり引き締まった体を作って見た目を磨かないと、と思い始めたわけです。
人間見た目じゃないなんて聞きますけど、国際化が進む今日はそんなこと言ってられないですよね。
体は一つしか無いんだから、ケアしないとね :)
ステキな週末を!
xoxo
M
P.S.
If you would like to contact me, email on honeymuffin.m@gmail.com
 私に直接連絡希望の方はこちらまで:  honeymuffin.m@gmail.com

06 September, 2014

Moving Days and Nights ステキな、長い夜


On 3rd, Wednesday, we had an important and huge party after work with our clients and Prince Fushimi (the imperial family of Japan) and it was an incredible experience. 
It is because the restaurant is a few minute-walk away from our office it helped us organize the group of the clients and carry on the party.
This time, again, I participated in this party as an interpreter with another coworker of mine. 
Since one week the Swedish vice president, stationed in Singapore at the moment, has been working with us in Tokyo, there needed one more interpreter besides me as we have an executive director from Bulgaria. 
I was relieved to hear that she, my coworker, is also attending it.

The man, who you can hardly have a chance to come close to and talk to, Prince Fushimi was such a lovely person with humor and I had a positive shock. 
Wish I could've had more time to talk to him. I will get to see him again in November.
Although I've taken so many photos of him and our clients at the night and wish to share some of them here, I'm not allowed unfortunately. I'm sorry. 

The party was closed as Prince Fushimi had to leave around 9pm and as I expected, wanted it not to happen at the same time, we headed to Karaoke. VIP room.
I wanted to go back home straight for it needs 2 hour-train ride but it apparently didn't allow me to go. 
1. I'm a newcomer. 
2. Now I'm the only interpreter as she had to go back to the office and get stuff done. 
3. Unluckily I still had some time to stay. 
4. Karaoke is just right there. 

My president said to me that he will reverse a hotel room nearby and I could stay there. 
Aaaaaalright. 
I had nothing. No undies, no makeup cleansing product, soap, skin lotions, cosmetics, and at all. 
Karaoke was fun but this wasn't the last part of the night for me. I had to go shopping to get all those items.
It was already 0:30am. I got some travel allowance and used it to pay for the stuff, taxi, and the hotel. 
I went to bed around 2:30am. My department leader told me that 10:00am is the office hour tomorrow for everyone.
And she? She came to 12:00pm. She lives only 20 min away by train from the office. 
Whatever…
Okay, this kind of night, no return home, should be experienced once, not anymore. And I did it and won't anymore. 
I take the last train. 
This whole week has passed again just like a blink. Like falling asleep for a minute and you realize that it's already weekend.
So so fast.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!


3日終業後に元皇族の伏見殿下も参加のパーティがあり、クライアントの人たちとも親しくなれて充実した一日になりました。
私はもう一人の女性社員と一緒に通訳として参加させてもらいました。六本木のオフィスから歩いて行けるレストランだったので皆さんを連れて誘導し、スムーズに夕食に運べました。
この一週間、シンガポール局からスウェーデン人の副社長が来日しており私たちの六本木社に勤務しているブルガリア人の役員と二人なので通訳は二人いた方がいいでしょうってことで私も彼女と二人。安心安心。
人生でなかなかお近づきになれない皇族家の方、伏見殿下はユーモアたっぷりでポジティブショックを受けました。
やー、もっともっと色んな話を聞きたかった。
伏見殿下の写真や楽しい雰囲気の写真もたくさんあるのですが残念ながらここでは載せてはいけませんのでごめんなさい。
殿下がお帰りになるということで9時頃にはお開きになったのですが、予感的中、カラオケです。VIPルーム。
私は早く帰りたかった(2時間もかかるので)んですが、社長に「ホテル取るから泊まっていきなよ」ってなり残りました。
下着も化粧品類もなーーーんにも持ってなかったので、夜中のドンキへ。もらった出張手当からいろいろ払って、足りなくて赤字っていうオチ。トホホ。。
まぁ、一回くらいいいかということで自分の中で割り切りました。次回からは終電で帰らせてもらいます。
今週も瞬く間に過ぎていきました。ほんと、一瞬うたた寝したみたいな感覚で気づくとまた週末。

みなさん、ステキな週末を過ごしてくださいね。