Remember Ramiro, the guy that I met in Buenos Aires? He’s in KL now. HP sent him to our part of the world to sort out some stuffs at their offices in Singapore and KL. He arrived in Singapore last week after 32 hours flight: Buenos Aires - São Paulo - Doha - KL - Singapore. Imagine that!
After a week in Singapore, he came to KL on Monday. He said that he was in better shape in KL as compared to Singapore. Why? “Because when I was Singapore I was too busy fighting jet lag!” Oh yeah, 32 house flight, how could I forget :-D
Fiza arranged for us to have dinner together at Chili’s. We were joined by their colleague Christy and her hubby Yong. Apparently Ramiro is Christy’s boss. By the way, HP’s organization structure is borderless. You can have team members working in different parts of the world. Fiza’s boss for example is in India.
Because of that, they work in shifts. The night we were out, Christy had to leave early as she had a conference call at 11pm. Fiza also couldn’t stay out too late as she had a meeting at 5:30am the next morning. I could only imagine how early she had to wake up to get ready for that!
The guys sat and we stood. Perfect gentlemen :-p
Since Fiza and I didn’t get anything for Ramiro for his hospitality towards us in Buenos Aires, I thought we should get something this time around. I didn’t have time to shop for anything special, so I just went to the kedai runcit near my place and bought nearly all types of kerepek that they sold. Kerepek pisang, kerepek ubi, tempeyek, kuih kacang etc. They weren’t much, but at least he would be able share some Malaysian food with his family and friends back in Argentina.
While waiting to pay for the parking, I lamented to Ramiro how busy I had been recently with MBA classes and assignments. He told me that he did his MBA part time too. It took him 2 years to finish all subjects and 1 more year to do thesis. “It’s not easy. But look at it as an investment,” he said.
I should do that. Rather than complaining till the sun goes down, I should look at it as an investment.
A very big investment.
RM 20k ++ worth of investment.
I so have to study!