recovered my photos in my google+ account, found some that brings back memories in the old company.
the day before the mock up design review, looking for all those stuff i could use in the model shop with veron (it's when we need to build our product and arrange them in a showroom to show to the directors and managers from the design & marketing team. seki-san was the marketing manager for my project at that time)
the morning of the review. i finished my product last (it was a high density pedestal) due to the backlog on the manufacturing side. arrived at the factory at 7 am sharp, brought all the woods and metals up to level 2, seki-san came over and helped. later assembled them with amran (our model shop specialist), while my team leader goh would come now and then to laugh at me.
by lunch that day ohno-san (back then was the marketing director) came over with a cup of coffee and asked, "when will u finish?"
i did remember whenever we heard ohno-san coming to malaysia, everyone would say, "oh, no..."
he was a really interesting guy all right.
you can find one of the finished configuration here :) Manifesto
if you notice in the photos on the website, the background was the outer view from the gardens south tower, my friends from the 3D visualization team made the animation and brochure. they put some action figures on the table in the animation (one of them is a gundam collector)
during the 100th year steelcase celebration, the metal fellas from the manufacturing team built this robot from scraps. the CEO later bought it and shipped it to the main headquarters in grand rapids, michigan.
the funniest part when i was there, Matt (the malaysia branch's MD) sent my name as one of the five people to be interviewed for our monthly magazine. i was picked :p
whenever he came to malaysia, seki-san would bring over chocolates for us.
then he knew that i love manga especially one piece, so he brought these from japan.
it was to be shared with the whole team, but usually i was the one finishing them
and keeping the box :D
he loves to collect old, rare manga, hence we shared the same interest. he bought me a lot of original anime celluloid (which brought me to tears), telling me he couldn't find one piece as nowadays most anime have moved to digital rendering.
some more photos from seki-san's fb;
he had always asked when i'm coming to japan. will take me travel around, especially to ghibli studio.
"do you know the closet where doraemon sleeps in nobita's room? i have one at home, you can sleep inside,"
was his offer :-|
been a long time since i last met him. we both have left the company anyway, i wish him a happy and prosperous life.