I have been working as a Process Engineer for a decade and eight out of those ten years, in overseas. Currently, I am in Japan and this country is turning to be my second home. Being in Japan for 7 years, I feel like I am turning Japanese especially when it comes to work ethics.
Next week, the company is sending me for a two-week training and technical meeting. I'd like to think that I am doing my job well especially with the trust and support the company is giving me. I have been to various meetings, refinery start-ups, trouble shootings, trainings in various parts of the world. Exploring the places I've never been is only secondary to the knowledge that I will acquire from these assignments and responsibilities.
To be honest, 95% of my trips abroad are brought by my job. Almost every month I am out of Japan meeting clients, giving presentations, perform operations to oil and gas markets. And I am thankful for each opportunity that comes my way. It is a challenging job that I never imagined to be in someday when I was still studying. I just hope that my health can keep up though. Earlier this year, I got influenza after visiting a refinery in Taiwan. Whew!
My life here is fast-paced. My job is always in a rush. This is my life.
Life of a salaryman.