It is lunch time, the office room fell silent as I watched my 차장s leave and raise eyebrows at my “diet” excuse. L I am somewhat hungry though…but scared of having a moon accident around here. No, I must hold brace myself and endure this..better get back to the project file :/
Okay..so things got better after lunch hour. I finished the tedious task of reading the DPP project file and started making a new template. This time I will apply minimalism to the maximum! I have seen enough disappointment throughout my last semester to be facing the same at work. So far, I think I’ve been doing better at work than my semester classes; I am praying tin my head day and night that it stays this way. Back to the good part, I was browsing aimlessly while Jo차장님 called me from behind. “바빠?” he asked softly. I shook my head, eager to get away from my desk and have some blood circulation in my butt. All the meeting rooms being occupied to my delight, we headed outside the office for some hot choco beverage. I don’t usually drink anything, but for choco I can make exception. We sat in 조차장님’s favourite coffee shop. Sleek bar at one side, an attractive wall decorated with retro antiques and nice music playing in the background, it was the perfect escape for my suffering butt. Contrary to what I had thought about the meeting, it turned out to be much simpler, to my relief. He asked me to explain the project briefly, which I did with some confidence. We discussed the details…and surprisingly I had quite a few good inputs as well. I felt happy for the moment to be making a sensible business conversation. Had I made the right decision with my major? I wondered for a split second…..I had faint interest in my dad’s work…at some point of my life, if it not were for the politics; I might’ve actually pursued it too. With my tiny administrative knowledge and seeing how I much I’m loving this professional environment I can totally imagine myself working as a consultant or manager, like the 차장님s around me. I quickly pushed the thought away before it made a greedy turn. We discussed further and eventually headed back to office. 차장님 said he will officially start the project of starting a company in BD from tomorrow, and suggested that I should help. ‘Really? What’s your first step?’ I asked enthusiastically. ‘That’s exactly my question!’ he answered and we both burst into a giggle. “I’ll send you a file regarding the project” he added and I beamed at him.
The evening went better than expected J I was spinning on my chair out of boredom….mostly facing towards Park과장님 kekke :v and soon enough he started chatting up with me. He kept asking over and over why I skipped lunch -_- urrggh cant a girl just skip her lunch in peace?? Suddenly Ma이사님, our director popped out of nowhere, making me and Park과장 freeze. “Speak only English!” he said and we nod trying to suppress our laughter. Park과장 sighs when 이사님 leaves. He grins and tells me we cant talk when director is hovering around us. We both giggle like kids who had been caught by the teacher. Just then, Ma이사님 summoned me to his desk. Kim차장 and Park과장 both chuckling,I could barely stop chuckling myself. When I made my way to 이사님’s desk, he asked why I was laughing. I told him it was bcoz Park과장 is scared of speaking English around him, 이사님 also laughs out hearing this Kekeke :v I find it odd when I make older people laugh. Is it because I’m silly to them? Or do they actually get my humour when other younger Koreans don’t? O.o Turnes out, Ma이사님 wants me to guide and help the Bangladeshi delegates from DPP project, who are scheduled to visit Korea next month. He hands me two sweet potatoes before leaving. Haha I HATE..no LOATH sweet potatoes, but I take it gratefully nonetheless, touched by his kindness ^_^