A blog series about my in-country assignment to Makassar for IBM Corporate Service Corp.
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I thought we would finally get the chance to visit the hospital again but no, we were not allowed to go out of the hotel because of the same reason. Some of my teammates got to visit and meet with their clients. For Cheryl (USA) and I, we had to stay in the hotel and work on our presentations.
Our interpreter got a call from the hospital and advised that the director will send a memo to the hospital’s “executive” team to meet with us tomorrow morning. We spent the day working on our decks and we are so glad that our interpreter, Lia is so nice to help us with our deck’s translation to Bahasa Indonesia. What is amazing about her is that she just did not translate the texts but also created a new Powerpoint presentation complete with animation. I should be ashamed of the presentation that I did – especially that I claimed that I can make fireworks with it.
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We are so lucky to be working with Lia. We felt that she knows how to connect with our clients (who are mostly women) and we thought it is such a good thing. She said that she loves working with people from different countries because she is learning – and little did she know is that I am learning from her too. She is so passionate about her country and education. She reads a lot of books and she is even planning to take another course (Accountancy). She is planning to take doctorate and open a book cafe where she can share her book collection. Now, there is a reason to come back to Makassar and visit her place. What is even sweeter was when she sent a message last week, advising us to stay in the hotel for our safety.