YES, I’m moving to Japan!
- I’m working for Flagship LLC, a creative team based in Tokyo who’s passionate to make a global e-commerce service and business in the internet world. The reason why I choose to work in Flagship is probably very simple, I choose my boss (a bit personal, I’ll explain later). Also, I like to make things work, and I want to help others to reach their potential as far as possible, as broad as possible.
- I’m living in Central Tokyo. Pretty much burn my pocket (at Indonesia you probably could rent a 3-bedroom house with this amount, lol). Somehow loving the location. May or may not move my house within this area after 3 or 6 months period.
- I have been helped by Flagship LLC staff, Sabrina, for doing all my document stuff in here. From filling address to getting my Bank Account, Sabrina helped me translating all of them, and even help me to write my name in katakana. Thank you Sabrina! Wouldn’t have done anything without you!
Here’s some random stuff that I’ve experienced during moving:
- I bring 31.7 kg luggage, which actually overweight for one (should be in 2 suitcases if you want to use the 46kg limit). But the check-in officer let my luggage go inside the plane. He put the ‘heavy stuff’ tag on my luggage. FYI, there’s currently no self check-in services for international flight, so you still have to go to the check in counter.
- Asking the check-in officer if I can get I get a row of seat for myself, and I get it! So I can lay my back and sleep with better position during the flight #flywitheconomy101.
- I have no idea that GIA didn’t have usb plug-in (because JAL and ANA have it). So, trying to save my battery with not playing games/music from my phone during the flight.
- I was born in Australia, own Indonesian passport, and have working permit in Japan. Immigration officer need to triple check everything when I landed and about to entering Japan in Haneda airport. She looked up to her screen, down to my passport, repeat for 10 times. And then when she’s about to issued my residence card, the CMYK ribbon inside her printer was twisted. She’s politely ask me to go to the next immigration counter because her printer had problem. I have to repeat all the procedure lol.
- It’s my 4th time in Tokyo and this time I didn’t get lost on my way from airport to office! (I usually taking the wrong train!). I didn’t buy any sim-card on airport or bought some international roaming package for helping me contacting others when I arrived. Tourist sim-card are a bit pricey for a person who’s going to have a long stay like me. The sim-card for 1 week with 1GB data was around ¥3000
and with that amount of quota and my instagram addiction problem, it will only lasted a day for me. So I just following the google maps screenshot I’ve made before I took my flight to Japan. I didn’t have internet until I arrived at the office!
- I go to Indonesian embassy last Friday to do the lapor diri stuff. I found the form, but then the officer told me that there’s a website called Sakura Indonesia for that stuff. I’m trying to fill the form and a bit confused with things they called ‘registration number’ on those form. Anybody have idea what is this?
Btw, I need to get a new phone since I can’t use my current phone (iPhone 5s, bought it on iBox Jakarta). You can check it wherever your phone is could be used in Japan or not by checking it on the regulatory menu. Mine is NOT so I have to get a new phone (-_-“).
I have a bunch of farewell before went to Japan.
Missing this baby boy already! He might have a girlfriend already once I’m going back home next Raya. hiks.