test of goldfish memory

meeting outfit. a pack of coffee in one hand and a dog behind.

My boss and I meet at Spinelli cafe in Orchard almost once a week. Last time we met, he gave me his second on-the-spot quiz, which will give you an idea what stuff I deal with every day.

Boss: What are the three most active origins right now?

Me: India… (Boss nods, smiles) hmm, Latin America seems to be going smoothly with its trades… (another nod. Then I pause to think, hard-pressed for that last one importer. Thailand? no.Definitely not. The rice policy for farmers haven’t even made its dent on the global market let alone have the floods boost the trades.. no one’s buying Thai rice tsktsk. Cambodia? certainly not. Too little export and their most priced destination is a chunk of Europe. It has to be a country that exports to Asian countries… if you do business in Asia, that has to be something huge, hello, major demands from our rice eating friends are in Asia… I return to spoken words) U.S. is not doing fine right now, so, Vietnam?

Boss: Yes.

There goes a snippet of our meeting. I like the kind eyes of this person, the Boss. Humble in a way that he doesn’t boast about his knowledge or achievements whatsoever. He’s UK-educated. That explains a tinge of British accent. I imagine him sometimes as an Economics professor who gives a test to my goldfish memory.

it's the smile that completes the outfit.
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alex jordan
alex jordan
10 years ago

all bosses should be like that — not too proud and too bossy. 🙂 interesting work you got and, of course, nice pics as always. 🙂

ai
ai
10 years ago
Reply to  alex jordan

thank you thank you!

alex jordan
alex jordan
10 years ago

minsan nahihiya na akong magcomment, kasi para na akong stalker. pero i always check your blog site ms. ai, as in everyday. haha 🙂

ai
ai
10 years ago
Reply to  alex jordan

hahaha! super thank you for the comments. some of my “stalkers” just drop by quietly. and I could see them in my dashboard Counter. I marvel for instance, who those 900 weekly viewers from the other side of the world are. One or two persons would send me private message. So i like it that you’re out in the public, as if sitting next to me in this lonely space of my blog (whatever that means). pero grabe naman, everyday. ang sipag! hahaha you must be bored, looking at somebody else’s boring life. 😀 im sorry i cant blog everyday,… Read more »


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