Just got back to Tokyo after spending 2 weeks in the US for Anime Expo 2013 and a load of meetings. Did manage to take a couple of days off but work just ended up piling up way too high ><
I always end up saying the same thing up I don't think we ever been so busy >< Our business is expanding faster than we can handle and are currently spread very thin. Hopefully some of the candidates who applied for a job with us will work out. Currently going through the applications and will be making some offers soon after screening. Please bear with us as there are a ton of applications.
Some of the major projects we are working on right now is Smart Doll, Moekana 2nd Edition, Mirai Millennium, Culture Japan Convention, AFA Indonesia - and then there is a load of other stuff going on too ><
Anyway - first photo is of the Singapore Airlines business class section - but more about that further down the post.
Tried to fit as much into this trip as possible which includes watching movies. Now that we are working on the 13 episode anime "Mirai Millennium" - watching movies is something that I need to keep up with for inspiration. Managed to see Pacific Rim (I liked it! 7 out of 10 for me) and Man Of Steel.
One thing about this line of work is that there is a load of booth display material that we need to lug around.
If you are travelling to Japan with a few suitcases but don't want to lug them around to your lodging, you can use one of the baggage delivery services like QL Liner - we gave them our bags at about 8:30PM and they arrived the next morning - only costs a few thousand yen.
When you come out of customs at Narita Airport - just look for the "baggage delivery services" sign. Haneda has the same service.
You can also use the same services to send your luggage to the airport too.
Whenever we travel abroad, we usually get a mobile wifi router which works out much cheaper than data roaming. For those who are traveling to Japan you can do the same too by visiting Telecom Square located where you get off the train at Narita. Haneda also have a Telecom Square desk too.
Here is a list of devices that you can rent from 960 yen per day. To save yourself time - I would suggest that you order online first so that you can just pick up when you arrive.
All my presentations are done on Apple Keynote but lugging around a MacBook around a convention really does in my Spinal Hernia ><
Picked up an iPad Mini from Glendale Galleria in LA - its so light compared to the standard iPad. From here I can do my presentations thanks to...
...the Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer Mobile Presenter which can be paired to the iPad and control slides via the accessibility options.
I generally try to avoid OEM products (which this device is) but it works really well.
Very messy office ><
Looking forward to moving to a new office in September.
Thats it for today. If I owe you mail then pls wait a wee bit longer for a reply. If you get no reply then send mail again after 2 weeks ^^
If you have submitted an application for a job with us then you need to wait a wee bit longer for a reply as there is a lot to go though. There was one very impressive application but the applicant submitted various comments on the site which made us decide that they would not fit into our company culture.
Our next event is the Wonfes where Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll will be on display at the AmiAmi booth in the Enterprise area.
After that I head to Kuala Lumpur early to sort out production of various wot not, press conferences and preparation for Culture Japan Convention.
After that its a trip to Bangkok and then Seattle after for Sakuracon.