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Happy Birthday Maria @ Cigalon, Chancery Lane

The reason I am posting this is because I really like my team. Not sure how many people can say that, but I can 🙂 It might be due to the fact that most of us are not from the UK (South African, Irish, Pakistani, Malaysian) hence we are more tightly knit and occasionally hang out outside work. Now that I think of it, I know their partners too. So we are team mates and friends, which is great!

Surprise lunch for the birthday girl at Cigalon! It was a very quaint and cozy new French restaurant very close to Aldwych. The service was superb, we even got our own private room! Had warm bread with sardine for starter, pork belly and veg cooked in butter for mains, and creme brulee for dessert. A very sinful but satisfying meal.

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Back to the team.

I like how we are all relatively young. There is just so much energy, new thoughts and random ideas going around- I learn something new everyday. Everyone has their own strong traits. There is also lots of banter in the team- it’s funny how you show someone your “affection” by “insulting” them. This is something I have learnt to get used to (receiving, not at the initiating state yet).

In contrast, the culture was so different in the IB- where work is work and I’m running the hell outta here (and from you) after work. Even now, it is so difficult to schedule something with their half-hearted attempt to actually meet up.

Anyway, I am really thankful to be in a team where people care and engage with each other on a non-work basis as well. If I were to be a manager in the future, I’d like the dynamics of my team to be something like this! 🙂



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