Monday, March 24, 2008

I don't compromise on the product quality

In business world, we cannot compromise the quality of products. Even a small mistake, it shouldn't be accept. Cultural differences don't matter, it's always the same even in Japan and the U.S. Since I was born and raised in Japan, I might be too sensitive and nervous in terms of the products' quality? I don't think so.

This was my first time to do business with California based box-design and manufacturing company and had big troubles and disappointment with them. The manufacturing turn over was supporsed to be 3 and half weeks, but it took 7 weeks until I received my order. During the manufacturing, they had sent some box samples, but these samples always had defective. Everytime, I told them about the mistakes on the samples, and they fixed and said there are no more problems. Finally, I received my order last week, and... there was big vocabrary mistake. How can they make such a mistake?

I feel sorry that the company has to re-manifacture my order, but I don't compromise on the product quality. It's my promise to my customers.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How nice metro is!

Every time I went to Seattle downtown, parking was headache for me. Street parking was very hard to find, and public parking was expensive.

Today, I found excellent transportation - METRO!! I used to use the metro when I didn't have a car, but since I bought my car, the metro has been quite away from my life. This afternoon, I went to DAISO (DAISO is excellent as well) in the West Lake Center. I used the metro from my office in the International district. I didn't know West Lake Center was only three station away from my office and amazingly it was FREE! How convenient it is.

From next time, I will park my car at my office and use the metro for sure. Let's see how much I can save for this.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tea Addict? ...good for you

This picture is one of our hardest-working employees. He always stay my side, meet my thirsty, let me awake and relax, and support my healthy life. He has never complained to me.

I think I'm sort of tea addict (it might be my occupational disease). I start everyday with hot morning tea and drink more than 10 cups of tea a day. Do you think it's not good for my health because of too much Caffeine? Actually, some studies show that Caffeine has good influence to our body - shaking off the drowsiness, preventing obesity, or diuretic action. Standard of daily value alters depending on countries, but in Japan it's about 250mg, and one cup of tea has less than 20mg of Caffeine. That means... you don't need to worry about Caffeine in tea.

Because I was born as a son of tea producer in Japan, tea drinking is very close custom for me. Every after meal, a cup of tea was prepared by my mother, and everyone drunk tea without any special concern. Surprisingly (it's not surprising for me), I've never been to dentist to cure cavity or any other tooth-related disease. There must be personal difference for health effect of green tea consumption, but it's sure that green tea can bring healthy influence to your life.