I can still remember vividly my first job experience, of course, I’ve work as a video rental assistant, guardian pharmacy assistant and CD sales assistant before but nothing compared to the first job that launches your career as a designer.
I was working with planet ad but it seems more like I’m working in planet Hell, and my Japanese creative director name is Hal too. It was a torturing yet also one of the most rewarding and great learning experience. All of my ex-colleagues can be a testament to that. All those nights of sleeping in the office rushing for never-ending deadline and pizza for lunch to dinner and sometimes, left over for morning breakfast. It’s unhealthy, lethargic and most of all lifeless. I even learn how to say Watashejintekaoshiteno which means give me back my life in Japanese so that my director could know how life in Planet ad has been for me.
However, after resigning my job, I learn to know. Who am I? a little better. What I want? A little more. What to pursue? A little clearer. It’s like Eat, pray & love after coming out from a messy divorce, you know who you are and what you want except in planet ad, we eat, work and shit!
Then why are so many people afraid of sadness? Don’t they know happiness must exist together with sadness? It’s relative! If not, how do you tell the difference? They tend to let their feelings run amok over and over again. They can’t seem to stop and get a grip of themselves because it seem like that’s the final point of their life. Changes are constant. Whatever you feel won’t be permanent because it is subjected by your senses.
In future, when you face any unhappiness, remember it’s only a process to go through until you find your happiness again; of course unless you indulge in melancholy, you’ll never discover happiness (I’ve a few friends whom are like that)! You just have to learn how to stop, let go and move on.
So if you don’t mind me, I’m going to watch a sad movie now because unfortunately my life is pretty much “sadnessless”…
P/S: In the coming year, I wish all my friends & cousins a happy & in between a touch of sadness 2011!