日本人って考えるときや困った状態の時に歯の間から「スー!」ってしますね。
皆するんでなんか気づくと面白いです。

Anyway, first day of work:
It was almost all orientation with some stuff to do.

Met my supervisors and a few people in my group and gave out the おみやげ that I had to give.
Installed some software and started looking at what other people have done with the same problem I’m being given.
Went for lunch and then came back to go visit the lab to see exactly what I’ll be working on.
After that it was looking up a few more things, then it was the end of the day.

Some interesting notes:

– Everybody clocks in and clocks out everyday using ID cards that have something like NFC
– You eat lunch and then pay by placing your tray on a station and then using your NFC like thing enabled cash card
– Doors are opened only after you use your ID card

These smart cards are everywhere.
You can pay at almost any convenience store or super market with these things.
Vancouver needs to get the Compass Card to this level of usage.

Work looks like it might get fun soon and life will be all good once I sort the paperwork out…
Oh well, people are on my side so it shouldn’t take all month right?

All in all, everybody is very helpful (but busy) and I had a pretty good first day. (Aside from almost falling asleep while doing some readings, but let’s say that never happened)

あと一つ面白いこと:
海外のインターンだと紹介されるとテンションアップ
日本語でよろしくを言うとあっけにとられながらテンションダウン
カナダ生まれの日本人と説明するとへ~

今日このパターンが何回も繰り返されました。