Taking City Page 2, Finished VM Postcard
Two things. The latest page of the filler short story is up today on Girlamatic.com. Go read nothing, as the page has no dialogue! But you can gaze at it, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing.
Second, the VM postcards for Anime Expo Long Beach this weekend came, and since I have a small number of them, hopefully I can get rid of them. As long as my sister doesn't flake, I have a chance. If she does, I'm not going, and then these will sit on my desk languishing.
So, I've started my new job. I've learned: my Japanese is RIDICULOUSLY rusty. I'm actually brushing up on my vocabulary and grammar as we speak, because I'm having a hard time with it. Second, it's very interesting working for a Japanese company. Everyone shows up on time. Everyone eats lunch at the same time in an extremely large room. There are like half a dozen rice cookers making rice all day. There are the largest tea kettles I have ever SEEN on the stove constantly making tea. The newest Japanese version of a kit kat has raspberry inbetween the wafers. Yummy! Every morning a snack delivery service comes by with onigiri, spam musibi, and other fun asian foods. The interesting dichotomy is the different people. Korean, Chinese, mostly Japanese, and Spanish. Everyone speaks two or three languages. English is relatively universal for those who don't speak Japanese. Everyone goofs off for EXACTLY the duration of their break. As soon as it is over, the turn into working people. They keep having to remind me when lunch is because I am so used to going whenever I want, or not gettting a lunch at all. The most interesting thing is how relaxed it is. I'm SOOO not used to that. Having worked in entertainment, I'm used to the NOW NOW NOW kind of pressure. With them, its "Take your time. Don't rush. Relax."
Hopefully I can wrap my thick skull around the Japanese, because I know I'm getting a deer in the headlights thing going on sometimes. I hate beginning new jobs-you never know what they think of you or your work, and it's incredibly awkward the whole time.
Oi. Gotta go to bed.