2012年06月05日

JAL Recruitment: Final Stage

Hello ISAAC English readers! Summer's just around the corner, but hope you are all doing well.

TOPIC: Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. (勝利の喜びを感じることができるように、挑戦を受け入れなさい。) by George S. Patton

As results of JAL's recruitment have started coming in, it has definitely been exhilarating (元気を与える; 活気付づける) for those airline students who have passed the interviews.
The hard work they invested (注ぎ込む) in ISAAC's airline courses have paid off (役立つ) and they get to see their dreams become reality.
But their joy would not have come without them taking that first step (最初の一歩を取る) to challenge themselves.

TIP: Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind. (敗北とは、自分の心の中で認めない限り敗北ではない。) by Bruce Lee

Unfortunately, not all challenges may finish the way people hope.
With good news come the bad, and some students were not able to pass the JAL interviews.
However, that does not mean dreams must end.
There is always something positive to gain (得る) from every experience.
Whether these experiences help with the next set of inteviews or just making you a stronger person, you have not failed unless you consider it so.

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2012年05月09日

Post-vacation blues

Did you all have a good Golden Week? Hope everyone was able to enjoy the long vacation.

TOPIC: Post-vacation blues (休暇後の憂鬱)

Ever felt a little depressed (落ち込む) after coming home from a long vacation?
If you have, that's what we call post-vacation blues or post-holidays blues.
We usually experience a high (気分の高揚感; ハイ) when on vacation, but as they say, "All good things come to an end (楽しいことには必ず終わりが来る)."
And when that end comes, it can be difficult to deal with normal routine (標準的手順) again.

TIP: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end (新たなスタートは、他のスタートの終わりから始まる)

If all good things come to an end, then some other good thing has to come from that end, for every ending is a new beginning.
Dealing with post-vacation blues can be painful, but they usually wear off after time (時間が過ぎたら消える).
There are many tips on how to overcome post-vacation blues, but the most meaningful way may be to simply share your experiences and photos with friends and family.
By doing so, you will be confirming the experiences you had that enriched (裕福にする) your life, which can turn to more strength in daily life.

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2012年04月26日

Golden Week

Hello ISAAC English readers! Golden Week is next week. Hope everyone can enjoy the holidays!

TOPIC: Golden Week (黄金週間)

In 1948, the National Holiday Laws established nine official holidays.
Many of them fell at the end of April and early May.
Because these holidays were in close proximity (近接近) to each other, it was a perfect time to get away.
With people going out to enjoy this long vacation, the leisure industry (レジャー産業) experienced increased revenues (収入; 収益).
The movie industry especially benefitted from the holiday-filled week.
Ticket sales during this time was the highest in the year; even moreso than New Year's or Obon.
Because of this, Daiei Film Co., Ltd. termed (〜を称する) this week as "Golden Week."

TIP: Summer Movies

Speaking of the movie industry, the summer is when the biggest and usually the most anticipated (最も期待している) movies come out annually (毎年).
This year is no exception (例外でない).
With titles that include the Avengers, Spider Man, Batman, and Prometheus, this summer again looks to be filled with a lineup (ラインアップ; 陣容) of hot movies.
The only problem is when, if ever, will they hit theaters in Japan?
A couple of titles that have already made their way overseas are "Battleship" and "Wrath of the Titans."
If you are a movie lover with time on your hands (暇; 時間がある) during the holidays, these movies will surely make your time golden during Golden Week.

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