I had thought the former name "Stitching in My Dreams" is a little long...
So I have changed it. I guess the meaning of the title remains the same.
My Mary was finished on October 25, 2009, shortly after the previous post.
I can't believe I forgot to post this on this blog of mine...I translated Needleprint Nihon article for it as if it was someone else's.
And I watched as the other SAL members, who finished their Marys, go on to other projects.
I have been trying some Japanese traditional needlework, hoping to share it with the Needleprint blog readers, and it has been building up slowly.
At work, this time from November up till now has been - how would I say - troublesome.
Most of it to do with work.
My friend is recovering, so as she said in just one correspondence on her birthday, but as of yet I have not heard she is coming back. It's almost 9 months.
To add to my troubles.
My manager's health had been slowly declining since summer, and became incapable of managing me (he had some sort of chemical imbalance), and I was handed over to HIS boss (the department manager) who was not too pleased because he only likes to speak to his "favorites" - and I happen NOT to be his favorite.
Working with this new boss can be stressful at times, because he speaks and writes in English "if he feels like it" or "if he likes the other person" which means I never know when or to whom I should do the translations.
I have always been told that it must be easy for me to communicate with English speakers because I speak English fluently.
But let me say, if communication was facilitated by linguistic abilities - how come Japanese people have communication problems amongst themselves?
My boss says "I don't like foreigners" and attributes it to his poor English ability.
But I have known that people like that are known to picks favorites and discriminates among Japanese colleagues.
I have also worked with people who can only blurt out few English words at a time but can work just fine. Being outgoing and friendly, and willing to work together is what counts, and that sort of people are a pleasure to work with.
Apologies for being a rather down, non-stichy post.