Name: Kenichi Hamasaki
Job Title: Japanese Content Coordinator
How long have you worked at Coastal.com? 6 years
What is your favorite part of the job? I can handle variety of things; writing content, creating web pages, negotiating with vendors, etc. Sometimes it’s very challenging but I enjoy myself. And of course working with a lot of wonderful people!
Tell us about your favorite work memory Christmas parties are always fun. At the first Christmas party, I won the espresso machine and iPod mini. I passed the iPod to the 2nd runner though. And it was my first time going on a party bus! Craziest night ever!
Which glasses are you wearing? Joseph Marc 4113 Havana
How many pairs of glasses do you own? 2 pairs.
Where do you find your style inspiration? On the street, from music videos.
How would you describe your personal style? Simple and clean, with a hint of Rock’n Roll taste.
Where would we find you shopping for clothes? On Main St., in Metrotown. I buy clothes online, too. And of course when I travel and go back to Japan.
What song do you have on repeat? Seu Jorge and Almaz/Everybody Loves the Sunshine – perfect song for the summer. And I just love his deep voice.
What do you like to do on the weekends? If I can wake up early, I go jogging in Central Park. Eat brunch at The Red Wagon – pulled pork sandwich or banana pancakes! After that, I go to the dog beach and play with Toby (my dog). Then chill out at home with my friends with homemade mojitos.
If you could hop on a plane right now, where would you go? So many places I would like to go… Mykonos island first and then hop around the Greek islands.
What is a quote that you live by? “Perseverance is a great element of success”.
What is your favorite movie? Among the movies I’ve recently watched, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was really good.