Hurray! Akemi finally received her Canadian Permanent Residence Card. All it took was a lot of paperwork, a year and a half wait and, of course, the support of friends, family – and visitors to this blog who took the time to post comments on her behalf. Akemi prepared a little video thank you over on her blog: Common-law Visa. So, yes, thank you. It’s certainly a relief to not have to worry about my girlfriend being deported.
Now, Akemi looka forward to finding a job. She has decided to start with a part-time retail position as she works to improve her English. Given her past experience working at the Pierre Marcolini Cafe in Ginza, she’s looking for something in desserts, preferably chocolate. So far, however, she’s been disappointed with the response to the handful of resumes she has dropped off – or, more to the point, the lack thereof. Apparently, in Japan, a prospective employer gets back to you within 1-3 days of your leaving your resume, whether it’s to express interest or to say “Thanks but no thanks.”. I explained that, even though it may seem as if her resumes fell into a black hole, she should follow up. That’s what North Americans do. She has to learn to be annoyingly persistent.
Career advice time. You’ve all gotten to know Akemi on this blog. What kind of work do you think she’d best suited for?
Secondlook Dan writes: “How does one sign up for this Gelato 101 class?”
Answer: The class was hugely popular and sold out within minutes of being announced. I’m not sure if James is planning another round, but you may want to ask the next time you’re in (1001 W Cordova St.) or check out Bella Gelateria’s twitter feed for the latest updates: James @bellagelateria
john writes: “I guess you hear this a lot but I’ve an idea for the continuation of stargate which would tie up lose ends…”
Answer: While I appreciate the enthusiasm, you’re better off trying to get one of your own, original ideas off the ground rather than attempting to come up with series ideas for a pre-existing property.
Jaqaril writes: “And I don’t want to sound arrogant or entitled, but I really hope you guys at least try it and get in contact with MGM.”
Answer: Well, as you pointed out, it’s clear that MGM is aware that a audience for Stargate is still out there. It’ll be interesting to see how the app does.
Joey Wayne Suggs writes: “Joseph could you please tell me without breaking any secret vows ( kind of kidding but not really ) lol could you please tell me why you make a specific reference to the number 3 in every episode of Stargate SG1 and SG atlantis.”
Answer: I’m not sure what you mean by specific references to the number 3. Could you give me some examples? At first, I assumed you were referring to the rule of 3 (The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things. – Wikipedia) which I tend to adhere to because I find it rhythmically satisfying.
Karen writes: “How’s Bubba doing?”
Answer: Better! Just a few moments ago, he was back to his old self, barking at Sarah Jessica Parker when she appeared on t.v. Thanks for asking!
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday gal PBMom.