I haven't been blogging for a while now but a lot had happened! Last monday we started working at the McGregor/Gaastra office. Wednesday we went to the MM&T, this is a leather material and accessories fair. Max gave us the assignment to search for new suppliers for washable leather and leather patches for the Gaastra jeans. We had a really fun day since our name tags said we were junior buyers so the people treated us like real buyers. We gained a lot of information and luckily Max was happy with it.
Because it was our first time to China, our supervisors Jeff and Inez took us for a walk through the city to do some shopping. We went to a huge indoor fake market. I went crazy by seeing all the celine, chanel and hermes bags! Instead of buying these, Ellie and I decided to take a pedicure. A very expensive one, 6 euro in total! It was quite an experience since they try to make money out of everything. If you want orange nailpolish it's +10 dollar, if you want shiny nails its again +10. But since I'm the bargaining queen, I didn't let this happen to me!
Besides my internship at McGregor, I also work as a waitress now for little bao. The owner, May, is a friend of Patrica (the girl we rent the apartment from). I wanted to earn more money since HK is a shopping walhalla and I want to travel around as much as I can in China, so she arranged a job for us. Last wednesday was our first job at Clot, a concept store in causeway bay. There was a Nike air max event where May did the catering. Besides earning 100 hk dollar (10 euro) per hour, we also got a free pair of Nike air max! Apparently she was happy with us because tomorrow we have to work at an art gallery. I really like the job because we meet a lot of new people and we earn money at the same time.
Here are some pictures from last week:
|a Chinese toilet|
|Nike air max|
|Little bao team with our new shoes|