Is it morning already? Time to rally the troops and head off to CEVA’s office for some more interviews and gathering data. After an hour’s bus ride (which goes by in a jiffy thanks to Joe’s sense of humor) and about 75 shot size glasses of coffee, the team finally gets to work. We start dealing with vast data sets and a multitude of reports on everything from global shipping to translating Dutch tax documents.
There certainly has been an abundance of many cultures in Amsterdam! Being one of the most concentrated areas for trade in the world, you run into a very diverse cultural scene here in "the Dam". Beginning with our home office host, Cyriel, who gave us a great perspective on what this city has to offer, we are sorry to miss some of the very "interesting" musical events he described taking place in June. Unfortunately, GAP does cover another three weeks....
For those of you who don’t know it, Sam loves to cook, so naturally, he and I cooked dinner pretty much every night. After work, we would walk to the local Albert Heijn (grocery store) and pick up some fresh produce, fruits and veggies in order to whip up a delicious meal.
Our Amsterdam group has learned so much about each other during this trip that we decided to write blogs about our perceptions of each other. We drew names, and I got Sree. So here it is: A day in the life of Sree – from Coralia’s perspective. Sree wakes up ready to conquer the world. But first, he checks his roommate Eric’s bed. If Eric is still in the room, then he can go back to sleep. If he’s not, then it’s probably time to get up. After getting ready, he comes up to the living room and, with an energetic voice, says, "Good Morning!", to everyone.
To continue our series of posts about our team members, I will be writing about Eric. I need to say that, before the trip, I thought I knew Eric pretty well, because we were in the same first-year cohort team at Fisher. As it turned out, I was wrong; I learned a lot of interesting facts about this guy while staying in Amsterdam.