Saturday, September 03, 2011


This has very little to do with anything, but I just finished writing the first draft of my 自己PR(jiko PR)in Japanese, and it's awful. I don't know how I ever am going to make it good.

For those of you that don't know, when you're applying for jobs in Japan, which I presently am trying to do, a 自己PR is a necessary paragraph talking about all of your good points and how awesome you are. It's similar to a cover letter, except that, to apply to a job in Japan, you need both. It's basically a short presentation of your attributes.

The thing is, I really don't clearly understand myself what my attributes are, so I have NO IDEA how to present them to an employer. It was hard enough writing all of my English cover letters, so this whole 自己PR in Japanese really seems like an impossible, insurmountable task. Especially since, despite studying for over a year and a half in Japan, I still feel like my Japanese is horrible.

My "I might as well just give up on life and make fake hair mustaches with Martin" face

That said, the first draft is done, and I really think I say the same thing about 1000 times over and over again. It feels like I said nothing.

In other news, yet another typhoon is hanging out in the area. I braved the fierce winds last night and went to a FABULOUS concert in Nagoya, which, since it's me, you know I'll write all about (later, though, as I want to now type up what I have just written), and it looks like I'll be going out again tonight, despite the fact that the winds are so strong that it's felt in my room as if a series of small earthquakes have been going on non-stop since I got home last night.

Hike, concert, and tonight's activities - to come later! Back to typing and feeling discouraged.

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