Monday, May 25, 2009

the accident at tokyo university's cafeteria

Last week, I found the nuance between “should” and “have to”

As I work at Tokyo University’s cafeteria, some men(1of them seemed cannot use Japanese) were coming and dropped beer bottle into the sink. For sure, it is not the place return the bottle. So I decided to warn them to return the bottle to right place.
And I said to a man who seemed not use Japanese” You should return the bottle over there” in English but he didn’t catch and said “sorry?” roughly.
I said that calmer again. Although I warned calmer and clearly to him, he got angry more and more, eventually he argued to me. I couldn’t understand and got confused a little bit. Then, one of his friend taught me “should means too strong in this situation.”
I assume that but a man who got angry with me was still angry even he tried to hit me but he was stopped by his friends after all.

I learned the nuance between “should” and “have to” or another polite phrase at that time. Next time, I’d say “please could you return the bottle over there.”

Monday, May 11, 2009

the end of job hunting?

Today, I’ve finished whole job interview that I left. Maybe I can enter a machine company next year but I’m not sure.
In fact, I had a job interview last Thursday then the president appeared. Although I practiced many time, I got extremely nervous at that time but the president was so kind man. I could talk with him smoothly. In the end of the interview, the president said that “If you would decide to enter this company, please call me.” I was amazed even I doubt the meaning of this word.
Since I heard this word, I’ve been tried to consider. I thought it means I have priority to enter this company or if I don’t have passion for this company, I don’t have the right to enter this company.
It’s complicated but I’d response about that until the end of this week. I’d continue to consider what the best way to choose is.