The death of my grandfather put my family in extreme poverty and with the crush of the Soviet union and the hungry Perestroyka years that came right after, I had to learn to live with little and enjoy even less. I am grateful for the experience because it imprinted important values on me and throughout my life helps me stay focused on my priorities.
I came to Gaiax as a programming intern because I wanted to learn programming and prove myself capable of any challenge. After developing a few mobile phone apps, I was asked to start my own project and that kind of flexibility and freedom within the company really excited me. After my internship ended, I decided to stay and I have never regretted my decision since.
Love what I do and do what I love.
Work for me is the outlet of my passion. I realize myself through work because it reflects my interests, my talents and my desire to be useful and make an impact.
Catastrophically awkward risk-taker
I lived in my own world. I spent my free time reading tons of books, mostly of foreign writers or historical novels. I roled-played with dolls till I was 16 and then continued my virtual adventures in computer games.
“Life doesn’t owe you any favors.” It’s from an old movie I used to love as a teenager. It made a big impact on me because I had a rather entitled attitude towards life. People around me love to complain and project their expectations on others. I choose not to rely on favors but do everything myself. It is my curse and my blessing. ^-^
I went to Takkie and Tsubasa concert once and I still have their special edition CD..