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Almost Done with video for class

Just a quick update that I’m almost done with the video for class. Out of all the projects I’ve done for class, this had to be the toughest one by far. But at least I learned a little about Final Cut even though I’m not a pro. It might not be the best video, but I can say that I tried making it to the best of my abilities. I’ll post it once I’m done.

Irvin

 

Update: Almost done. I need one interview, pass by school to fix it up a bit, and turn it in. Looks good so far. Hopefully the teacher thinks the same.

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Getting Better

Today, Friday morning, I opened the store. I came in, did the usual thing that we have to do and proceed to make sales. The numbers that I needed to make was $700. Needless to say, I didn’t complete the goal. It’s not that I don’t try. It’s because of the fact that the Beach was dead. It’s been dead for the past couple of weeks. There’s nothing I can do to attract customer’s attention. We do all that we can, but it doesn’t work. We take out our selling displays to sell and show new watches that recently came out, but that doesn’t work. People are just not interested. But besides that, I’m getting better at Swatch. Everything comes natural now. I was once afraid of sizing watches, but now, I’m not afraid to make mistakes. I understand that I’m human and make mistakes. After all, everyone does. But learning from your mistakes is what makes you great at what you do. Anyway, the next day I work will be July 4th, 2012. If you guys want to pass by, you’re more than welcome to.

 

Irvin

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Interviewing over the weekend

Hello! It’s me again. Remember when I told you guys that I would be interviewing over the weekend? How am I going to do that you ask? Well, to answer that question, it’s quite simple really. But first let me explain how my day started. I woke up around 10:30-11am. I got up, drank some orange juice, brushed my teeth and lied in bed for a good 30 minutes. I finally got up after the 30 minutes, took a shower and headed out to FIU (the place where I’m currently studying). When I got there, I talked to Rod, who is the equipment guy at FIU. He seemed nice. I rented out a recorder for the interviews I will be conducting over the weekend. I’ll post up the picture up once I’m done writing. He asked for vehicle insurance, which I totally forgot. That’s actually my mistake. I ran to the car, got it and came back. He gave me the equipment and I was all set to go. I left and went home. Now I’m here in my parent’s room writing this blog post. Interviews will be done in a few days and I’ll post it up on here. Enjoy your long 3-day weekend and thanks someone who’s a veteran or currently serving.

 

The recorder which I will be using to interview over the weekend.

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“Are you a Journalist?”

As I sit here listening to the rain pour, I can’t help but wonder what the teacher thought of my project. I have the perfect theme for my website, and I feel like I can get amazing content for the site. I can take pictures next time I work of the new watches that came out yesterday. And I can put a calendar on my site that depicts when new watches might be coming out. As well as some pictures. Lately at work, it’s been going slow. I have certain goals to meet but I can’t because of the lack of traffic we have at Swatch. Our clientele are mostly people from Argentina and Brazil. We have so many that it’s come to the point where I can distinguish who’s Argentinian and Brazilian just by hearing their accents. These people come to our store because in their country, these watches are much more expensive. I had a lady approach me last night telling me how Swatch might not even exist in Argentina anymore due to the government. She told me that the government is greedy and want the money for themselves. It’s quite sad to hear something like that, but there are greedy people out there in the world. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about it.

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And just to tell you guys about a customer experience I had last night. A man and his wife came through our doors last night. It was my turn to greet them. “Hello, Good Evening. Welcome to Swatch,” I told them. “Hello” they answered back. I asked where they were from and the gentleman asked me, “Are you a journalist?” with a smile on his face. I guess it’s because I was asking too many questions. He looked around for a minute and walked away. That moment stands out to me for some reason. I guess it’s because it resonates with what I’m studying.

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