Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Talk Slower!

It has been the third day working in the Hamburg office and things are moving at a calm pace. I went into another meeting today whereby the team was obliged to speak in English as I was the only non German speaker.

Everytime I made a point, there will be a moment of silence that follows. Someone will then advise me to speak slower. It is not that hard but I have to keep reminding myself over and over again.

However, I felt that I was slowing the conversation down and things moved faster when everyone was communicating in German and I was give periodic updates on things.

I just got back from dinner with my colleagues in a Chinese Restaurant operated by fellow Malaysians from Ipoh. Malaysians are everywhere I tell you! There are a handful running restaurants in Southampton and Hamburg is not short of them.

I went to some tunnel for a walk with Joe and his "friend". The sun sets after 10.00p.m. nowadays and you always feel like you have a long and productive day.

I have not manage to upload any pictures as of yet but will endeavour to it in the next few days. Song Yia has shared some on facebook.

Till then, take care everyone and catch up soon. :)

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