Now that I have a moment away from using InDesign, I thought I should devote some time sharing with you all the happenings of my awesome week at the Museum.
Much of the past week has been committed to creating and editing my primary task for my internship, which is a 24-page Group Visit and Educator Guide. But so many marvelous things kept on emerging – and by marvelous, I mean delicious – throughout the days. Hmm, where to begin…
Ah, yes. Last Friday.
The other interns and I attended a leadership workshop, which included a variety of activities focusing on our identities within our society and confronting others about social injustice and stereotypes (ethnicity, religion, gender, you name it). I’m sure all three of us were able to grow some new insight and perspective in analyzing our identities as well as understanding others and their backgrounds. But the best part of it all? The free lunch, of course. Right when we were about to consume the Thai food that we collected onto our plates, Alyctra gets a text message from her supervisor John, informing us of a wonderful opportunity awaiting back at the Museum. That’s right, the day that we had all been waiting for: Sashimi day. So now we found ourselves in a dilemma: shall we engulf ourselves in the food that we had already been presented in front of our face? Or leave for some sashimi? But of course, our hunger kicked in and we began eating out of our plates and finished in about a half hour. Alyctra was kind to drive us back to the Museum afterwards, and when we arrived and walked through the lounge, low and behold, the sashimi was patiently waiting for us. “They made it!” Clement announced across the room, “Grab some sashimi!”
“But we already had lunch.”
That was enough persuasion for us to give in to deliciousness. And so, we began to serve ourselves a second lunch. A big thank you to those who prepared everything (and The Getty for giving us an awesome opportunity. Who knew that I would have sashimi at an internship?)
Then came Wednesday. Unfortunately Mae had caught a cold (or infection, as I heard afterwards) for a few days, so I was the only one in the office under Clement’s reign of craziness. But that craziness turned into kindness as he took me out to lunch for Chinese food at Uncle John’s Cafe 🙂 We took a shuttle to get there, but along the walk on our way to the restaurant, Clement pointed out Bottega Louie, a luxurious gourmet restaurant, apparently popular to many celebrities. “Maybe we can get some macaroons afterwards?” Clement joked with a smirk on his face … at least I thought he was joking. After we had lunch, we began walking backwards to the bus stop, and I swiftly passed by Louie when all of a sudden I hear Clement, “Where are you going?!” And thus, we gave in to even more deliciousness. Three patisseries were chosen (don’t ask me what they were; one consisted of a lime meringue?, another a macaroon, and the third a solid chocolat mousse-like cake that was coated with raspberries and what looked like a dangerous shiny purple glaze on top.) Like always, Clement would not let me pay. I’ll get him one day. One day. Mae could not join in on this shindig, but Lynn was able to have a bite for her.
Then came Thursday, which was apparently Patricia’s birthday 🙂 (In case she didn’t hear me, Happy birthday, Patty!) Alexa and Alyctra came downstairs to inform me of a party up in the lounge which involved cake and hotdogs. Who could resist?
Friday was a very entertaining day for I got to see some of Clement’s artwork! It definitely was interesting to see the kinds of works and concepts with which others work around. I’ve come to appreciate museums and different genres of art a lot more over the past few years, especially after spending some time in Italy last fall. Visiting exhibitions and seeing art is always going to be a favorite of mine.
I feel like I’ve consumed much of the space on this blog, mostly dedicated to the food happenings. For those who are not too fond of food, I apologize. For those who are, kanpai! Time to get some chips and guacamole, made by the famous graphic designer and chef Mae Isidro!