Greetings from Gel!

Ⅰ arrived in Fukuoka yesterday。I am really happy to be here in Japan right now, not only because it’s 7 degrees Celsius cooler here (it’s 32 C in Manila right now), but because I am excited to work with the APCC again.

At the airport with Kanu-san, Karuna, and Muta-san

At the airport with Kanu-san, Karuna, and Muta-san

Let me introduce myself.  I’m Gel (that’s short for Angela) and I’m from the Philippines.  I was a JA in 2002, a PA in 2009, and a BCIO Head Office Member in 2010.  I just graduated from college last March so the APCC has my full commitment now.

I had an orientation session a while back with Mr. Kurisu san, the APCC’s Senior Executive Director, Mr. Kenny Kurishige san, the BCIO Head Office’s Assistant Managing Director, Ms. Kanae Kimoto san, the APCC’s Secretary-General, Ms. Kanu Oishi san, in-charge of BCIO this year, and Salman and Karuna, the APCC interns last year.

With Kenny-san, Kurisu-san, and Kanae-san

With Kenny-san, Kurisu-san, and Kanae-san

I look forward to making history and working behind the scenes of the APCC.  I will do my best to be an awesome intern together with Erin Maitland.  She’s coming here some time in June.  Can’t wait to see her again after almost a year.

My work station

My work station

That’s all for now! I’ll update again next week! 🙂

-G