Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day 2 - August 2, 2009 Orientation and Arrival of Julian and the Jokers

A new day began and I was off running my errands for the orientation. The hours seemed to fly by because I made it back with less than an hour to set up the room. Let’s just say a member of the staff dropped the ball (and it wasn’t Paulo). Luckily we were able to set up quickly and the students pitched in. It was great to actually see the people with whom I had communicated via email and seen in pictures. After a brief introduction and the resolution of some paperwork we took a break and enjoyed some food and drinks as we waited for the Jokers and Julian to arrive. They arrived right on time and I must say it was awesome to meet these people. They were so friendly and informative even providing students with some safety tips and travel advice. They discussed what we would be doing tomorrow and answered the student’s questions. This first encounter with them was really fantastic. I got the opportunity to chat with Julian and the Jokers after the briefing and was amazed at how kind and humble they were. So far we are off to a good start. I look forward to seeing them in action tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, meeting them in the informal setting was useful. I feel like it will help me feel more comfortable with them in the workshops.