My fifth week is done…how? How is it possible that five weeks of Buenos Aires and two weeks of New York are gone? I am really unable to fathom how fast time passes. My week was filled with work from the Buenos Aires office, the Miami office, and the NYC office. Working with individuals from different places and really seeing it all come together was really wonderful. I think my involvement has really allowed me to learn so much about the company and about the business. The work is fantastically creative and I have gained so much admiration for the people who have minds that can think of such impactful ideas. I worked closely with Alita Pereyra and Gustavo Cosentino this week, as Pactricio Shilton was on holiday. I have learned so much in the past five weeks, and I truly owe it to these individuals.
Friday afternoon, Alita, Meri Mercau, and Mumi Travis took me to Puerto Madero for lunch. It is an area right next to the office. The bridge called Puente de la Mujer has become a landmark many tourists go to see. The area surrounding it is made up of upscale restaurants and office buildings. It was very unique, but the day was cloudy and windy.
For my weekend, Alita and Pato took me to lunch in Villa Crespo. The streets were filled with clothing stores and great restaurants. We went to a place called Malvón, that served Popovers (extremely similar to the Popover Cafe in NYC, which closed down some years ago). We explored the area around the restaurant and then at 5pm, we left to watch the Copa América Football final. I went to the house of a friend who lives in Argentina to watch with her and her family. The two teams playing were Argentina and Chile. Unfortunately, Argentina lost and it was extremely sad as I sat there in a house full of Argentinians… I wasn’t quite sure how to react to their loss. For them, of course, it was devastating. Funny enough, Saturday was also the 4th of July. So my “celebration” of America’s Independence Day was spent watching an Argentinian match in Argentina. Even though they lost, it will definitely be a memory I will never forget.
Sunday was a day of rest for me. I actually had a lot of preparing to do in order to be ready for my flight to Kuala Lumpur this Friday. I am in awe that I have five days left in this beautiful country. This week will really be emotional, as I finish my last couple projects at the office and prepare for another adventure in Malaysia. This Thursday is actually the day of independence for Argentina. So no one will be working. As a result, this week will be a short work week. I will try my best to spend as much time as I can with the great people I have met here and do some last things I have wanted to do in Buenos Aires. And then, Malaysia, here I come!