Sunday, October 4, 2009

Life is full of tough decision making process -5

Another enjoyment which I expected in Tokyo was several reunions. It was not formal reunion times for my high school and university, my friends gathered my close friends so that we could get together in dinner table. I was in English Circle in my university and Kendo, Japanese style art of steel, club in my high school. My wife and I met my friends nice restaurants in downtown Tokyo.

My friends, both boys and girls (old boys and girls?) were not much changed in their appearance in my opinion, but much advanced in their position in society and their companies. Most of them were higher than general manager class and their responsibility in their organization was high. It happened to be I was the only one who was in his own business in foreign country. Interesting enough, despite of their high position and large responsibility, they were interested in knowing what I am doing for living in the US. Poor my wife, who can not speak Japanese to the extend that she could catch up with our conversation, needed to concentrate only on eating during I was talking with my friends...

I asked some of my friends why they are interested in my business so much despite of their high position and responsibility. They answered me back in many different ways, but mostly 2 reasons. In our generation, US has been land of dreams and it looked cool permanently living and surviving in US. Almost co-existing with 1st reason, 2nd reason is the fact that all of them were not satisfied with being employed and looking for something they could be their own.

These conversations with my friends largely affected my decision later on...

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Shaw,

It is nice to visit with friends. They see what you have done and want to do the same. That is a great choice for many. You can help them along the way.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. I can see (I think where you are going) .. it's interesting that though your friends had achieved they looked outwards to more freedom, where they could be creative.

As long as your wife enjoyed her food .. she'd have been happy! Yes - we are old girs and old boys ..that's our name from school days ..

All the best - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Hi Dan and Deanna,

It was after 20 years I met them. It was great to see these people doing fine. I am also surprised that they were not so much changed.

We decided to update ourselves each other. Contacts are important with these nice friends and felt strongly that I should not ignore them.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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Shaw said...

Hi Hilary,

It was surprise for me one of my friends trying to find me, Googled me and found me.

Friends are amazing. I could do whatever can help them.

My wife gained a couple of pounds from the trip. LOL.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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