Deutschland Blog #11: Picnic in the Park

This weekend was marvelous. I did some activities that I had been wanting to do for a bit. For example, I went out and bought myself some Birkenstock shoes. Everyone at my work has them and I think they’re pretty cool. So I bought a pair and I’ve been wearing them fairly often.

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Then I went to Mauerpark and looked at all the different stuff for sale. It was hot, but I loved walking around. I ate some lunch and then went to Sonnenallee. It’s this street that was divided when the Berlin Wall was up. I read a short novel about it in my German class last semester.

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This week was pretty busy for me. I’ve been teaching the new intern how to do my jobs so that she can take over when I leave.  On Monday, I taught her how to look for events and then I completed that task myself. On Tuesday, I mailed something for the office. On Wednesday, we made a card for one of my bosses (Nadia) who will be leaving when I leave next week because she is having a baby. I also wrote an article. On Thursday, I taught the new intern how to do the job reports for the sales team. They are very complicated and it took some time to teach her. Then I had to work quickly in order to complete the job reports myself. Around 3 pm, the whole office went to Tempelhofer Park to have a party for Nadia. We ate so much food and had a wonderful time talking. I wish we had done that earlier. We didn’t leave until around 8 pm. I was exhausted, but happy.

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Today, I made a collage for my bosses. Prince William and Duchess Kate are coming to Berlin next week and a handful of social businesses were invited to do a one minute presentation for them. My bosses thought it was a joke until they got a phone call that confirmed it was real. For tbd*’s slide of the presentation, we have a collage of all the people that we have interviewed with the asterisk overlaid. I think my bosses are fairly nervous, but I think it will be great publicity in addition to being an amazing event. I wish them luck.

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This weekend I will be visiting Dresden! Stay tuned for my final blog next week. Until then.

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