June 17, 2012
I'm working in Tokyo.
Since I left Portland, it has been 3 years. I have worked in Tokyo. The first year in Tokyo, I worked so hard at a book production company. I was always sitting in front of Mac, and doing DTP. I just carried on the task someone brought to my desk. It was like a hell. At that time, Portland days were too bright for me. I didn't wanna say like, "That days were good", but my heart was tighten up when I closed my eyes and looked back at the slow and exciting days. Sometimes it was even painful. But things has changed little by little since the beginning of this year. ***** Two years later, I finally said farewell to the labor activity, then I changed the job from making books to editing web media. The company currently I work at has some target media. My coworkers are unique and geeks. They stimulates me. The first year at this company, I edited a portal website. I read tons of news everyday and picked up some and arranged them at the first page with the title I wrote. The portal website has 15000000 page views per a month which means incredible number of people read the articles I picked up. What I manage such a mega site was a good experience. This April, I got a offer of the new position, an editor of new media, roomie. This media is focusing on all things indoor living. The editor team is friendly, also I can write about whatever I want as long as it's about indoor living. This is all articles I wrote so far. The other day, I went to the big interior exhibition called interior lifestyle Tokyo. There were over 600 exhibitors. I visited each booth for coverage, and I had some designers and label owners said, "I constantly read roomie." "I am a fun of roomie." I saw the readers of roomie in person and they gave some feedback. The experience gave me a great impact. I finally had the sense of what I'm doing. It was like a Helen Keller's "water!" I want to meet more new people and things, write about them, publish as the contents people find something exciting from them. I am greedy. I wanna have fun with my job. PLUS it is my pleasure if my job brings something good to the society even a little bit. I'm looking for the cross-point of the two aspects. This is such an abstract explanation, but this is all what I can explain right now. Since I came back from Portland, I was in the long tunnel, then now I slightly see the light down the road. Now I can say with confidence, I like what I'm doing. I'm exciting the new day is coming. P.S. Actually I'm writing this for sometime when I have a hard time with my work. hehe.