Time went back and I was on an airplane now heading to the Philippines in the midst of Corona. The company was founded three years ago, and the third term has been successfully completed and a new year is about to begin. Unless we take the stance of starting two full-scale services for next year and doing whatever we can, we have to say that the Philippine business is tough. Next year may be a game year for me 😁
By the time we got to the room, the English teacher had already returned … 😫 I had to wait her a long time. We put away the ingredients we bought and started preparing dinner. After a while after eating, Kim proudly told me that he could operate the air conditioner on his mobile phone 😅 IoT is Abbreviation for Internet of things. Of course I knew it, but in the Philippines most people don’t know or use it. It was also a chance to start a new business and the beginning of new difficulties … 😔🤩
When we went outside to take a taxi, it was pouring rain. When we carry luggage and groceries finally try to take a taxi, the driver is out of range of our destination, so we will change the place to pick up the taxi, so we waited again, but that destination is out of range Then, 2.3 times, I finally found a taxi that could take me to our apartment 😅 But for a while, Makati was in a terrible traffic jam 😫 When I finally got to the room, it was already around 7 o’clock, It took two and a half hours, less than 15km. Taxi riding rules and traffic jams are unimaginable in Japan. 😅
After the meeting, Yusuke and I went to the shopping center to buy groceries. Shopping malls in the Philippines are big and always crowded with people ✨ We bought ingredients and wine. I don’t usually drink alcohol, but I always buy Filipino wine called Noberino from the Philippines 🍷 After shopping, while taking a break at the coffee shop ☕️ there’s noticed from English teacher who can come and teach today So We decided to hurry back. We just posted it at noon, but … early!😁
We were having lunch and started thinking that we had to solve Yusuke’s English problem 😅 I thought that it would be necessary in the future, so I decided to have a tutor even while we were here, and immediately posted a job on Facebook did. This is a different place from Japan, and there is an application as soon as a job is submitted. The supply and demand of jobs do not match, which means that the majority of people go abroad to earn foreign currency. The government is not functioning properly, or the industry of the country is not being developed. We are one of those who want to create a future that can contribute to employment even a little 😊
We finished the meeting and went out for lunch with Shermaine. The name of the restaurant is Chili’s MOA at pasay city. We ordered each meal, started talking to her about the promotion, and handed her a company phone. It felt like it was about to start 😅 We started by having blogger write an article first, and then we started by updating posts on Facebook etc. once a week.
We still ordered too much food 🍱😅
We quickly introduced ourselves and started explaining the app. Warehouse companies, including shipping companies, did not seem to understand the platform for individual-to-individual transactions. Even if I understood it, I was wondering if it would be profitable. I explained that we can create new value. However, it was difficult to get approval because it was inefficient for the shipping company. As you will see later, he said that he couldn’t even make a BLACK arrow contract on his first trip 😫 The decisive factor in personal transactions is the delivery service. If this is inconvenient, we cannot create new value 😅 New challenges will continue.
The next day we headed to Manila early in the morning. This is because there was negotiation with the shipping company required for the free market apps. we had promised to meet the shermaine SNS Strategitest in front of a company called Payyo at 3PL. Arrived, is the company a warehouse? It was very difficult to find out because it was in the building of another company, and I finally found it 😅 After a while, the person in charge who spoke on Skype before appeared and was guided to the conference room. After a while, the president was introduced and the meeting started. She is from Israel and has been working here for visa in earnest for 3 years.
We regained our mood and headed to the club. This is the first club in decades for me. When I was young, I went out to play with that noise and atmosphere. However, probably because it was Sunday, the shop was empty. I saw some clubs in Makati, but there weren’t many people and we were early the next morning, so we exchanged money and pulled up early.
December is approaching and it’s getting colder and another year is about to pass. There were many things, bad things and good things. I finished the draft of the speech and then we were heading in Makati. We enjoyed drinking and snacking while listening to live performances in a small market. After that, as we walked down the big street, the homeless talked to us, but we had been disciplined before, so we ignored it and kept walking. Yusuke shouted that he was suddenly stolen his wallet Looking back, the homeless and his child stole Yusuke’s wallet and ran. We immediately ran and chased after. Is the child 7.8 years old? I fell on the way to escape and his wallet spilled. We managed to get the wallet back, but the kid and the homeless ran away. This is the reality. The city was noisy and people around me were asked what was going on. It’s a sad reality … 😣They have been living on the streets since Child was little, committing crimes. It is a place far from Japan.