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I've been preparing for my business trip these
I'm going to the Philippines next week to
observe one of our training programs held
at our new office.
Our new office in the Philippines was just
in one of the tallest skyscrapers in Manila,
and it'll be my first time to visit the office
so I'm all excited.
While I'm there my job is not just to observe
other people's work.
My colleague Warren and I need to have a very
focused meeting to come up with a winning
concept of yet another training program.
This is the hardest part of product development,
so we need to really need to spend time and
energy on this.
Warren works in the Philippines and I work
in Japan so this is a rare opportunity for
us to work together face to face.
So today I'm going to write an email to Warren
to set up a meeting.
Let's see how that will go.
- Hi Warren, I'm really looking forward to
seeing the new office and you ... and the
While we have a chance to work literally close
to each other, let's sit down together and
see if we can make any progress with conceptualizing
Could you tell me what time you'd be free
on Tuesday and Wednesday?
See you soon, Kyota - Okay, so I started out
with a little joke.
I'm suggesting I'm excited about seeing the
new office more than seeing Warren, which
is both true and false and in different senses.
And then I wrote - while we have a chance
to work literally close to each other.
When you work in teams, you often hear the
phrase 'we work together closely' even if
you work in different offices.
This is called figuratively working closely.
It's the idea of working closely.
The next week I have a chance to work with
Warren in the same office so this is literally
It's physically real, okay.
And then, I asked him for his availability,
So there you go!
An email to arrange an appointment for your
I should be alright as long as I don't forget
my passport or anything.
So anyway thank you for watching.
I'll see you next week!