Today was Vesak, a Buddhist prayer holiday. Due to the diversity of the population throughout Southeast Asia, there are a number of public holidays throughout the year, and this was one of them.
While our team did take the morning to relax and soak in the Singaporean views (and try desperately to find laundry facilities with no luck – we’re getting smelly folks!), the afternoon was all business as we joined forces in the hotel room to run regressions (gasp!), crunch numbers, and redesign dashboard mockups.
In the evening, we headed back over to Mariana Bay to check out the Gardens by the Bay, which features biodomes of flowers and tropical ecosystems, as well as large metal “super trees” throughout the endless park.
Rali and I took in the views from a rooftop bar on top of a super tree while Henry filled his memory card with endless pictures of the gardens. In the meantime, Dan ventured into the infamous Sands Casino and came out on top! All in all, a good evening that got even better when we went to dinner with a future Fisher student, Nishant.
Nishant has been living in Singapore for the past five years, but is packing up and landing in Columbus this August to join us as a first year FT MBA student. It was great talking to him over dinner about all things Fisher, Columbus, Singapore, and more. After dinner, we all walked over to Level 33, a bar on, you guessed it, the 33rd floor in the financial district (Sam’s future workplace). The views were ridiculous and it was great to talk even more with Nishant about life and his future in Columbus.
Needless to say, we’re excited to have him as part of the Fisher family and we’re already planning where to take him when he lands in Ohio this summer!
Great day of relaxation, work, and some solid Fisher bonding. Back to the grind visiting suppliers tomorrow!