This section introduces the lives of IT engineers dispatched from Human Resocia.
Ms. Phyu Phyu Thwe
Ms.Phyu Phyu Thwe from Myanmmar is currently in charge of maintenance development work for a sales support system.
She will introduce the content of her work and how she spends her time in Japan.
- Please tell us about your current work
I do maintenance development work for a sales support system. We are making a web application for extracting data, and I am responsible for the flow from detailed design document creation to test specification writing, implementation, and testing.
- Please tell us about the challenge and appeal of your work.
It is challenging and appealing for me, as a foreign IT engineer, to use Japanese to exchange emails, carry out consultations or reports, or prepare specifications.
- Is there any difference in how people work in Myanmar and how they work in Japan?
There are many processes in Japan.
In Japan, it goes:
Meeting → preparation of specifications → review → correction → implementation → review → correction → test → review → correction → review → completion
In Myanmar, it goes:
Meeting → creation of scratch specification → implementation → test → correction → test → completion
- What do you do after work?
To make dinner, I shop at the supermarket near my house, and I like clothing, so sometimes I window shop in Shinjuku.
- Do you have favorite food ingredients in Japan?
Nori, wakame, soup stock, and miso. I like Japanese food.
- Do you have any new habits since coming to Japan?
Running. I run 3 to 4 times a week, for 45 minutes to an hour at a time.
I developed a terrible stiff neck in December 2016, so I started running from January 2017.
Perhaps my circulation has gotten better because the stiffness has improved a lot.
- Do you have anything you would like to challenge in the future?
I would like to contribute to the development of AI in my country (Myanmar).
Schedule of Ms. Phyu Phyu Thwe’s day
- Share project progress and tasks with members.
Every day I work while ensuring that there are no delays in progress.
- Development work
- I create a detailed design document.
It is rewarding for me as a foreign IT engineer to create materials using Japanese.
- I will have lunch with my work colleagues.
I eat a variety of countries’ cuisines, such as Indian, Nepalese, Mexican, and Chinese food. While having a meal with my colleagues, I talk about my weekend, Japan, or my family. It is a very fun time because I can get various kinds of information.
- Development work
- Implementation and testing.
Because the workplace has a good atmosphere, I can concentrate on work.
- Report email
- Send an email reporting today’s progress to the project leader. Because the report is in Japanese, I develop correct business Japanese.
- Leave work
- Wake up
- After breakfast, I go to my local supermarket. The Japanese supermarket is cleaner and bigger than those in Myanmar, and it is very convenient because they sell not only Japanese foodstuffs, but other ingredients, too.
- Clean my room, do laundry
- I clean during the week, but I clean especially well on my days off. After cleaning, I feel refreshed.
- I cook Myanmar food often.
In particular, I often make Mohinger, tea leaf salad, and fermented fish soup.
- Contact family and friends in my home country
- With my parents, I talk about Japan (the society, service) and what foods I’ve eaten recently. With my friends, I exchange information mostly about work, and we use Facebook to communicate.
- For sightseeing I often go to Ueno, Okachimachi, and Akihabara. Ueno in particular is a sightseeing area filled with places of interest, as there is a zoo, park, museum, and art museum, as well as many stores, such as Ameya Yokocho.
- Dinner with friends
- I go to my favorite Myanmar restaurant in Ueno.
When I eat out, besides Myanmar food, I often have Thai and Chinese.
- I go running 3 to 4 times a week, for 45 minutes to an hour at a time.