Employees Introduction

SU THARI AUNG THIN
Civil engineering

Profile

From Yangon, Myanmar
Born in 1995
Graduated from Myanmar Maritime University
First year in Japan

Interests

★ Watching Japanese movies
I often watch movies to study Japanese. I like adventure, youth and romance movies.
Watching movies helps me learn about Japanese customs and ways of working.

★ Favorite things
I like eating delicious meals.
I love Japanese curry and soba noodles!
I really enjoy going out with my Burmese friends in Japan to find delicious restaurants.

Job Description

★I’ve taken up the challenge of qualifying as a second-class Civil Engineering and Construction Management Engineer!

I study at the office while watching DVDs for two hours between 8 am and 10 am every day to prepare for the exam next February.
My senior workmates and boss help me out when I don’t understand the meanings of the terms!
I'm receiving a salary to study, so I definitely want to pass the exam.
The Japanese language is difficult, but I do have civil engineering knowledge, so I learn quickly.

I joined Minato Civil to become an engineer, but since I’m still in my first year, my job consists of on-site work.
I create construction work plans, carry out on-site safety patrols, and prepare reports!
My job also involves preparing for carrying out safety patrols.

Schedule

7:10

Arrive at work

Clean up

Radio calisthenics

7:30


Morning meeting

8:00


Study for second-class civil engineering qualification

10:00


10:00


Accounting work

Customer support

12:00


Lunch

13:00


Carrying out safety patrols

15:00


15:00

Creating safety patrol reports

Telephone support
17:00
Checking the following day’s schedule

17:15
Leave work

Vacation Days

I went to see the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, one of the three biggest Edo festivals.
Myanmar also has a water-throwing festival, but I was curious because this was my first time at a Japanese water-throwing festival!
More than 50 mikoshi floats in the Fukagawa area took part, aiming for the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.
I was surprised to see huge Eitai-dori Street filled with people and mikoshi floats.

At the water-throwing festival in Myanmar, water is splashed on everyone. It's fun because everyone gets completely wet!
At the Japanese water-throwing festival, water is splashed on the people carrying the mikoshi floats.

These mikoshi floats are portable Shinto shrines lifted and carried by people power! (You can see a mikoshi float in the background behind me.)
It takes about 30 people to carry it, so I think it’s probably very heavy.
I wonder if I could carry it with everyone. Someday I'd like to take a turn too.

Future Dreams

I'm currently studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at Level 2 (N2). If I pass it, I want to move on to Level 1!
Next year, I will also take up the challenge of becoming a second-class Civil Engineering and Construction Management Engineer. I’ll have to acquire a lot of knowledge before I work on site.
Someday, I will bring the techniques I learned in Japan back to Myanmar; I want to work with everyone like my boss does.

I am also thinking seriously about getting married and living in Japan by the time I’m 27 years old. I think it’s important to work while raising children, just like the women working in Japan.

I want to travel to Hokkaido to see the snow!
I saw a special feature on the Sapporo Snow Festival on TV and I thought these techniques for creating objects from ice were wonderful.
Hokkaido must be beautiful—it has so much nature, including mountains and the sea and spectacular landscapes!
I also want to go to Osaka: a city of food. The Osaka kuidaore (“eat until you go broke”) statue is famous, isn’t it?
I’d like to visit Universal Studios Japan as well.