A new phase of my work
Finally, I’ve started my personal project. It was hard to decide because I was unsure of my talent and didn’t know what I really want to do. After a few conversations, I decided to edit videos and make promo videos for events. Editing video is a basic skill that job applicants should know in Korea, so I thought developing that skill would bring me a competitive advantage. It is not only good for me but also good for LiftPort Group because promo videos can be used for marketing partners and attracting the audience! Now, I’m working on my first personal project, the promo video for the Space Investment Summit. It feels like manual work, but I enjoy it yet. I hope my skill develops more and more as time goes by.
Last week, we had special Pizza Tuesday. We went to the Korean restaurant and ate soft tofu stew, pork bulgogi, and Mackerel. I and Young Eun were so excited to eat Korean food. Michael liked those foods too. We visited the Korean groceries market too and recommended Korean foods to Michael. It was quite a good cultural exchange for Michael. Our team became to understand each other better! I can definitely say that our team is so good that everyone would want to work with us!
On Friday, we went driving together. Our lunch was pizza, which we took with us on the way. Driving took more than 2 hours. All I needed was cool music, and Michael let me pick the songs, so I had no problem.
Michael showed us around where his childhood memories remained. Like his folk’s place, his high school, of course he never leaved out what happened then. He was open to share all the memories.
We stopped at several points, and one of them was seaside(don't know where, wasn't the one driving!). He taught me how to do skipping, which I couldn’t do even with the best stones. But that's for fun. I took some seashells on my way home. Next, we went to a local farm to get some ice cream.
We also visited Point Ruston before we even got there. We saw deer and passed by a yak in the zoo. I could really see that the trees and plants were different from Korean's. I know that sounds obvious but it was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't considering hiking around this area, but at this point I really should?
It’s a scientific fact that greenery helps your mental well-being. I think I would really enjoy forest bathing. I told Michael I am afraid of an unexpected encounter with a bear or coyote, but he laughed. He made promises that it is very unlikely to happen.
I have a car sickness so I got tired and sleepy while he drove us back home, but still, it was fun.
Maybe again. I am glad Michael is feeling much better.
Michael has COVID.
Accordingly, we had to cancel the event that week. Michael tried to make it happen, but his symptoms were dire. He's feeling much better now, but he has not fully recovered. Test results are still positive. We haven't been to the office for a while. Everything is obscure.
My roommate was sick a while ago. She said she had a sore throat. The day after, she felt feverish and exhausted. First, she denied chances of COVID, but on the next day, she said she might have. It worried me because I'd already shared two meals with her. That means I could have the potential for COVID. The next day, she texted me that she had negative results. I was skeptical because Michael's results showed negative for a while but he still had COVID. She seems OK these days, but I have mild cold symptoms.
Nothing much to worry yet, but...you never know.
This pandemic is so exhausting.
Hate that I feel anxious even though I am all vaccinated plus a booster shot.
COVID shut down our event!
COVID-19 attacked our office at the end of the pandemic. We couldn’t hold our Better Futures event scheduled for May 6+7. At that event, we were planning to host a great lineup, including astronauts. Therefore, Michael tried to hold that event not to disappoint the speakers, but his symptoms were so severe that there was no choice but to cancel it. I sent an email informing the cancel of the event to speakers. This month’s event was forced to cancel, but we're going to invest more effort in next month's event instead.
Last week, all the things were chaotic. Our schedule went awry, so I had to be assigned new tasks but Michael can not afford them. I uploaded the blog, made a notion template, and sent emails that I can do in person without Michael. Rest of the time I got a day off.
Like the phrase “After a storm comes a calm”, I believe this ordeal will be an asset to us. At least, we don’t have to worry about next month’s Better Futures line-up because we will re-host speakers planned for May. Thanks to that we have enough time to prepare for our big event Space Investment Summit. I wish these two events bring great success to LiftPort Group.
Choice and Focus
For this week, there was a huge change in our social media channels. Finally, I started to manage Social Media; Facebook, and Linkedin. Before that, I, Young-Eun, and Michael discussed the plan for Social media so much. There were too many accounts and channels that we should manage but it was a mess. There is a proverb “Choice and focus” in Korea which means setting priorities and investing time in more important things. Like this saying, we decided to manage only 1 account on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Youtube. Just copying and pasting the same text on every other account can seem insincere, thereby distracting the public. Even though Michael is skeptical of this idea, he trusts me and gives me a free hand. I believe cutting down the accounts would be more effective to increase the response. I hope the result shows that I’m right. We will check the result after 1 month by the number of attendees.
By the way, the Starfleet Enterprise goes on a bumpy road. Due to the onboarding process, the casting of speakers was delayed. As the title says, we put our efforts into the onboarding rather than the event. Now I definitely got used to this company and will focus on the event more with my team. My upcoming task is speaker coordinating and event promotion through Social Media. I hope we can successfully get butts in seats in the whole following events!