Internship in Japan

Oh, hi.

Two posts in a week, huh? I guess I’ve been quite free lately ;p

Well, that’s actually not the case.

I have been doing an internship in IBM Japan since this year’s September, and I am gonna finish next year’s February. It’s quite interesting, so I thought I’ll share my experience of applying and well, doing an internship in a company in Japan. I only applied to IBM Japan so this information might only apply to this particular company. Continue reading

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Orange shoes on Sunday afternoon.

Since I lived in Japan, I changed. A lot. I am now one of those people who like to spend weekends in the coffee shop. I used to think that those people who don’t mind spend 5 bucks on black coffee without sugar, or americano with brown sugar, are douche. But that’s exactly how I enjoy my coffee now (so sue me!).

Ten years ago, Mean Girls was still one of my favorite movies. Now I am thinking what was it with me and rom-com movies, that time? Five years ago, Me Before You would make me fall head over heels, fangirling to the sexy William Traynor. But, I didn’t see the movie until last week (and that was because a friend crazily recommended me that movie and she said how come I hadn’t watched it). Well, it was nice and made me cry. But that’s it. Nice. And made me cry. It’s no Dead Poets Society. 

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to disembarrass: unusual, infrequent, obscure verb

Last semester I took Lexical Semantics class, taught by a (superb) professor from University of Cambridge. It was an interesting class-I’d say, not like any other classes I’ve ever taken. I didn’t work on homework and others since I didn’t take the class with credit, but I worked on the final report. One of the questions in the assignment is “Try to find the most unusual verb starting with “dis-“. Maybe infrequent or obscure? What is the meaning of this verb?

Don’t you think it’s an interesting question?

I chose the verb to disembarrass.  Continue reading

Growing apart

There was a girl and her sweetheart. The sky was blue for more than 4 years they were together. But then she had to leave the country because she had wished to step her feet in the Land of the Rising Sun. Well, she had those secret dreams she never really talked to anyone and for them to be true, she had to leave.

They were naive, so they thought everything would be okay. After all, they had whatsapp to tell about one’s day. She even said, one day, “You know what? Even if we’re apart, we’re actually looking at the same moon now!”

And such, and such. You know, some cheesy stuff.

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