• « Blossoming more into a beautiful flower (Reika) these days    Follow up on my Japanese name… »
    April 13th 2024 , 1:35 am
    Categories: Friendship, Japanese related, Personal life

    This work week has finally ended. Wow, this week is like so busy for me. I think I had 3 interviews on one of the days along with vendor calls and work meetings. It’s quite crazy. Lol. I also visited Google office and Krislab Innovation Centre this week for work too.

    I had my 1-1 with my Japanese mentor, Ryuji, and I asked him about my Japanese name. He took 15 mins to give me a crash course of Japanese language and the 3 types of writing. I showed him the Wikipedia page and we went through the 3 different characters and confirmed the meaning of my Japanese name. I also showed my Chinese characters of my name and he confirmed that it is the correct translation. Wah, not bad for my friend to tell me and it turned out to be correct. 😀 He is probably more Japanese than Taiwanese. Lol…

    So yes, now my online name has a second part to it. I’m now known as Sakura Reika. Can call me Sakura or Reika haha. 🙂 I have been using Sakura for more than 2 decades so it’s kind of too late to change it now so I am just going to append Reika to it. My mentor, Ryuji, told me I should use the first character on Wikipedia as that’s the most common way for Japanese natives to communicate. Looks quite difficult to write. I’m going to ask my violin teacher, Mrs Masako, to teach me how to write it before/after my violin class this Sunday. Hehe. I need to ask the equivalent for my surname too.

    I told Gulabi about it and she added “Sakura Reika” in front of my real name and sent me a screenshot of it. LOL!

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