And It's Monday Again...
Thank you for all of the warm welcome and comments on my previous posts. I'm sorry if I may not be able to reply all of your comments and thoughts, but I will definitely take note on your opinions and keep you posted on my update. As I was telling you about the ad competition, I am happy to tell you that our team has gone to the Final this morning, and will hear the result on awarding night this Tuesday. I guess the prayers and support from all of you got through...
I may have given you a bit wrong impression about my working schedule. Working in ad agency does have its challenge and hardship, but unlike many other job, advertising actually is quite flexible regarding working time. Many Jakarta workers are leaving home to work at 4 or 5 am and my company did say that the official working hour is from 8.30 to 17.30, but the creative team usually have more privilege. This means I can come later than usual if the previous night I was working overtime inside or outside the office. Taking this privilege, the creative team in my office usually come later than other divisions (but, yes, we rarely see the sunset on our way home).
I am so glad that I get a chance to be guided by Ms. Nuala O'Sullivan, and her input has already helped me to improve my English. When I was a kid, my parents got me enrolled in many courses to developed my skills in sport, music, and language. My most favorite class was English. I used to have several teachers from Canada and US, and I kept on practicing my conversations with them. Before the internet era in the '90s, I have always loved writing and correspondence. I remember that I had many pen pals from around the world; the idea of sending your hand writing and expecting a reply that personally posted to you is just so invaluable. From there, I keep on absorbing more and more vocabularies in my head (not just English, but also other foreign languages). I just simply love studying languages.
I am glad that most of you enjoyed the ad that I showed earlier. I was brought up in a family who loves animals. Dogs, rabbits, squirrel, parrot, turtledove, canary bird, dove, fish; I have had them all! While most of them were being a pet, I found that dogs are more like a friend to me. I think dogs understand human's feeling and emotions. Well, my mom used to have a more "extreme" observation, saying that most of the times our dogs think that they were one of us *lol*.
After showing you one of my favorite TVC about a smart dog, I would like to share another interesting commercial which use a compelling subject: kid.
Check this YouTube video and tell we what you think. This is a TVC from Japan, which won so many awards in the past. When I first saw this, I got a goose bump and could not forget it for quite a long time. The message is striking, yet heart warming. Hope you will absorb the essence as much as I have.
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