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EURO2016 ヨーロッパサッカー2016

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I'm one of their cheerleaders too!
もちろん私もドイツチーム応援してますよ!

Day 4-World Management Congress 2016 - Goodbyes

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Last day, 12th, started with some chaotic issues at the hotel lobby that was crowded with all Asian guests wanting to check out… Check out time was at 12:00, which also ends my contract for this time. I only needed to help our team check out noon and see off, then I got to be free.  There were however those who wanted to check out earlier and go to the city for the last sightseeing. I woke up at 10:00, had not noticed my alarm rang, put a quick  makeup on and went downstairs to help them out. I didn't oversleep as we didn't make an appointment time but missed breakfast for the last chance. Oh well.. In a while, everyone checked out, I gathered taxis and saw them off wishing them a safe flight back to Japan. Mission completed. Our President invited me for lunch two days before and I was really looking forward to it. This is something what you can work hard for. 
最終日12日の朝は早速カオスな状況からスタートしました。ホテルロビーがチェックアウトしたいアジア人で溢れていてホテルスタッフもイライラが顔に出てました笑 最終チェックアウトは12:00で、私も皆さんのチェックアウトが完了したら帰宅で…

Day 3-World Management Congress 2016 - Honors and Full motivation

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3rd day! On 11th, it was pretty tough to wake up at 6 since I got to go to bed at 1am last two days.  As I never fail to miss breakfast, I went downstairs and had nice one with a couple of coffee.  We got together at the lobby at 8:30 and headed out for the even hall by bus again.  I got to reunite with her who I've worked with since I got hired. It was so nice to see her again.
三日目の11日。この2日ベッドに入ったのが夜中1時過ぎだったので起きるのが若干苦でした笑 朝食は絶対に抜かない派なのでしっかりいただき全員集合で8:30にバスにて出発。
昨日はずっと一緒に仕事をしていた彼女と久しぶりに再会して仕事の大変さは吹っ飛びました!

Day 2-World Management Congress 2016 - The first big day

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On 10th, 2nd day in Frankfurt, we had the first big day. The congress was taken place in Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt for 2 days.  We were blessed to have perfect weathers during this tour. The sun shows up and hides behind the clouds sometime, nice breeze and comfortable temperature. It was such a typical pre-Summer sky. If I simply named what we did at the congress, that would be "Yes, we can!" or "Let's boost our business".  We're all about network business. At a congress or a convention, we always do coaching for basic business style to build up your distributor career, a long talk for getting you motivated by CEO, recognitions for achieving titles, announcement of incentive tours and "let's go there together"-talk by top leaders, and parties.  * I am the one who didn't even know the difference between network business and online shopping. Obviously I am not a distributor. 
翌日10日はコングレス初日。会場は"Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt (百周年記念会館)&quo…

Day 1-World Management Congress 2016 - Reunion with the job

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It was such a honor that my former job had contacted me about 2 months ago that they'd need my help for their event in Germany: World Management Congress held in Frankfurt.  I knew that I'd be living there by then and accepted the chance of reunion with them.  What they needed me to do was to take care of "Japan team" during the tour that is included in Asia group: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia for 4 days: 9th. to 12th. June. Asian group was composed of 5 countries, c.a. 140 people and for this event they gathered hundreds of people from 40 countries (= subsidiaries) Most things I do when I make a tour with Japan team are checkin at their hotel, arrangement of transportation, places to eat, being their translator and, assistant for the events, informing them schedules, being their guide for cities (because I live in Frankfurt), and seeing them off either at the hotel or at the airport.  There's no trip that goes perfectly as planned. Of course the main …

New Suitcase :)

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Today we drove to Frankfurt airport which is just 15 min away from home to buy a suitcase for me.  We can use Jan's discount as a cabin crew ;) I'd always wished I would've had a smaller suitcase for 3-5 nights and now here it is. Yep, Lufuthansa brand that tickls my feeling being in Germany :) After that we grabbed Starbuck's new Red Berry. It's like frozen berries smoothie with yogurt mixed. Perfect for Summer :)
今日はフランクフルト空港にスーツケースを買いに行きました。 空港だとじょんのスタッフ割引を使えるからお得なんです ;)  長い間、3日~5日の宿泊に使えるサイズのスーツケースが欲しくて今日やっと手に入りました。ルフトハンザブランドがドイツらしくていいでしょ笑 その後はスタバで新発売になった"レッドベリー"を飲んでみました。冷凍のベリーをヨーグルトと一緒にスムージーにした感じ。夏にピッタリですね。

Moved back to Germany!ドイツに戻る

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I've moved back to Germany on 12th May.  The reason is to go to a school. If you were a long-term follower of my blog, you might've know why I went back to Tokyo in 2014.  The post is here. In the beginning Jan and I had planed that I would stay in Tokyo for about 5 years max  to save up for school tuition, but being apart for 2 years had been long enough to be gone and I turned 27 which is reaching its limit of the flexibility for "doing whatever I want" (that's what I felt). In fact, Jan had told me that we don't have to worry about the tuition even before I left Germany in 2014 and this kept me from deciding to leave for a little while. But I'd used up all my money for the language school (2014-2015) and I didn't like the situation that I had to be dependent on his money to stay there. I don't feel independent when I can't pay any more. So I left, worked, saved up and back here again. As I wrote 2 posts back, I couldn't save up as much…

Winter 2015 Spring 2016 My people

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Looking through all pictures, I couldn't be more thankful for all friends I got to have by my side.  I am loved. I think this is all I can say. I love every single one of you who called me for cafe, party, reunion, for your company, and other occasions.

I left my job

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I think the biggest highlight of all events since I came back to Japan in 2014 must be that I left my job in 15th April 2016.  This job was (let me put this way first) the craziest, busiest, cruelest, and yet the greatest job I've ever had. Yes, it was a great time.  We had so many accidents, gossips, arrangements with such huge time pressure, fights and changes in a short period of time.  Fortunately I got to have nice people to work with. In fact there are many people who couldn't stand the working environment and left us as well. I had counted them after the first half year since I started to work and we had 5 people left and hired 5 until the last one left. This number is only within the first 6 months. We had more after that. When I joined this company (I got hired in Japanese subsidiary) we were only 8 in the office. Our Japanese branch had started to grow so fast and we were not able to catch up with the speed. 
2014年にドイツから帰国してからの出来事の中で一番のハイライトは今年四月に仕事を辞めたことだと思います。 この仕…