Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you! I am Joshua Ian Coloma Bautista, isn’t it long? So please call me Ian instead! I’m 23 years old from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, Philippines. My hobbies include climbing mountains, watching movies, cooking, and travelling. I studied BS Electronics Engineering specializing in Communication for about four years in one of the best engineering schools in the Philippines, Mapua University. After graduating from college, I took the licensure examination for Electronics Engineering, and for Electronics Technician at the Philippines. Fortunately, I passed the two board exams by God’s grace.
I have no work experience, but I practiced Active Noise Cancellation for about three weeks at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. The same university also offered me a scholarship for my master’s degree. However, having the opportunity to work in my dream country, Japan, I eventually grabbed the chance to immerse myself as a Network Engineer in a Japanese working environment, at Trust Communication Co., Ltd, thinking that this will help improve my family’s as well as my future family’s quality of life.
Before I went to Japan, the company continuously supported me in all aspects.
They prepared me well so I would not have to experience culture shock once I start to work in the country.
They sent me to F2F Language School in the Philippines for me to study Nihongo for four months. The company enrolled me at SMART Driving School as well since it is necessary for me to drive in Okinawa, Japan for my own convenience.
Truly, supportive and kind as they are,
they shouldered all the expenses like my tuition fees,
board and lodging, and all other stuff from the start of my training until I arrived at the country.
It’s amazing, right? The fascinating thing that really amazes me the most is our CEO, Mr. Yutaka Matsuda who is incredibly a very humble person. He even picked me up and had dinner along with my family the night before we flew to Okinawa together.
The first time I arrived at the Land of the Rising Sun, I was astonished by how hospitable, polite and kind the locals are. Everyone in our company was very thoughtful that they even gave me presents which truly helped me start my life in the island.
I have already spent a month working in a Japanese environment and all I can say is that I love my first job! There is nothing better than working in a company with a satisfactory organizational culture, which truly reflects on my colleagues. Everyday, everyone here is greeted with a smile. One can hear well wishes of “Ohayou Gozaimasu!” meaning “Good morning!” and even “Otsukaresamadeshita!” which means “Thank you for your hard work!”; some of which only manifests that everyone’s efforts are recognized.
Aside from that, I have also observed that everyone in our company becomes serious when it comes to work, determined to accomplish the task assigned to each and everyone but they don’t forget to laugh and share stories for a while. Everyone here really considers the company as their haven. Indeed, “pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work,” as Aristotle once said.
Even though I am thousands of miles away from my family I am blessed to have everyone here in the company as my second family. I am looking forward to more productive and memorable years to come as we venture together in giving ICT solutions not only to Okinawa, Japan but also to the ends of the earth, making the world an even better place.