Sunday, January 14, 2007


So that really bad Amazon interview last week? It wasn't. Bad that is, it was an interview, and according to the recruiter, a pretty good one. They'd like to meet me. I have the UPS interview Monday, and surgery Tuesday, so hopefully I can go to Amazon on Thursday or Friday.

Learning English

I learned a new word this week. I never remembered hearing the word 'skosh' before a couple days ago when someone said it a work, and then just yesterday, I heard it again. Skosh, skosh... Interesting... It's used just like the Japanese word sukoshi, which when said in conversational Japanese, is pronounced pretty much the same. Huh... I guess I must have heard it before, but just didn't realize it until recently. I like it. I'm going to use it from now on.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

While I'm at it...

I guess I'd better post some pictures from Tokyo last month. I have a few more rolls, but I haven't developed them yet.

I did the coolest thing on Saturday

I got a $5 Polaroid Land camera at Goodwill the other day, spent a half hour making a battery pack for it, and stuck a $10 pack of film in it, and look what I got.

The digital camera picture doesn't do it justice. I need my scanner.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Job Hunting Day 4:

Got a call from today. The first part of the interview was good, nice guy, seemed impressed. The second part was in Japanese, by a Japanese lady. It wasn't so good, and she didn't seem impressed.
Bad point: She asked my why she should hire me considering that other applicants were native Japanese speakers.
Worst Point: I said I don't know.

After the Amazon interview, I submitted a resume on a job site. An hour later I got a job offer to work at UPS (University of Puget Sound). It's in Tacoma though. Too far away from where I want to live. BUT, they are offering my $17/h, so I think I can be a bit picker and insist on a job in or around Seattle. I have an interview with them next monday anyway.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Job Hunting

Day 1: Edited resume, contacted a few staffing agencies. Got an email from a recruiter about a position at Amazon.

Day 2: Got an email to schedule an interview at a tech staffing agency on day 3. Got a call to schedule an interview with Amazon on day 4.

Day 3: Got a job on the campus of a very large Redmond software company. Waiting for Amazon's interview on day 4.