http://awanginvest.com/?p=687August 26, 2008 – 2:47 am
LAST NITE OUT AT GRAND HYATT -AUG 27 ‘08
Meeting of the Minds or Ad Idem @ Via Mar, Esplanade Mall
What a better place to let our minds meet than at the Esplanade, Singapore’s art and convention centre.
We have the leading minds of Dr Brett Steenbarger and Ray Barros to pick while Mic and I took in the sea breeze, sipping our drinks , enjoying and sampling Spanish dishes especially paella.
Mic the comic related some local stories of how hawkers push for their fares – by shooting a picture of a celebrity eating at their stalls. This must have raised Dr Brett’s eye-brows! So we warned him in local dialects not to put off our honoured guest with such stories, which may be true but may not be the done thing. Mic the quick former trader from the Pit is always ready with a repartee: only joking!
Now it is my turn to relate my ‘diplomatic jokes’, only to break out into giggles before I could tell, which has to be finished by my mentor Ray. It must have struck our guest how stress could have turned us into funny creatures in order to release tensions.
Now back to the reason for the warning to Mic is because I want to put up a memento of our night out with our honoured guest, Dr Brett. I do not wish to use his picture with us for any gainful purpose except to remind us of his first visit to our lovely shore.
Dr Brett, as we all know , is a travelling Coaching Psychologist , who has been invited here for the first time on this important assignment to coach institutional traders around the globe.
We are lucky to claim his evening for a night out when still under jet lag. The first thing that came to our mind is to introduce him to our arts hub at the Esplanade.
The gentle and fresh sea breeze will clear his mind after a hard day ‘s coaching session with his clients and at the same time allow us to pick his brains.
So it has been a meeting of minds that will seal his first impressions of Singapore.
Let us hope our comic minds will not corrupt his but will just be a synapse or safety valve for escapism.
He must be amused in his ‘psychological mind’ before hitting the sack at his historical GPO hotel of what a night of meeting minds!
ANA aka IDKIT