It was fun and scary. I’ve been to this country many times and yes I still get scary. Japan is not a scary country despite language barriers. But sometimes, it get’s overwhelming. I had my first job in Yamato and my first interview was scary as shit. It was my first ever Japanese interview and luckily I passed. Though I only worked there for a month, I nevertheless enjoyed and had fun with the people. Funny thing, I was an hour late on my first day. I took the wrong bus and I ended up in Haneda instead of Shin-Tokyo. Imagine, you need to call to tell your supervisor you are late on your first day. Terrifying. Considering I was rarely late in Philippines.
No one spoke english. English was basically useless. I had no choice but to speak broken Japanese to everyone. I was running out of budget and basically I had no choice but to work. It was my first time to work as a non-office employee. Skill based work is tough as F. Imagine working on a very cold warehouse lifting heavy luggages and boxes? I regularly exercise but man it’s still tough. I eventually left after a month coz I am scared that I will get sick and it will cost me more money than I will actually earn.
I never had a chance to say Good bye and Thank you to my senpais there, but if you see this in the future, please know I am really thankful and I will all miss working with you. I miss sorting luggages.