One of the perks at my job is the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world. I interact with various origin offices anywhere from China to Philippines, from Portugal to Peru daily. I enjoy learning about different working styles and how we can cooperate harmonious. Slowly, strict business matters is mixed with some personal affairs.
I like to learn how to greet in different language; it’s a fun way of opening a conversation. Especially since I usually message them with a purpose. (AKA, pleaseeeee help mee! me puedes ayudar con algo por favor?)
After a while of inserting random Spanish words with a colleague in Peru, he finally asked about my fluency. I explained my interest in learning Spanish, but have never been successful. He laughed and offered to be my teacher. 🙂 Overtime, we would greet each other in Spanish followed by work challenges explained in English.
For the first time today, we were able to host the entire conversation in Spanish! 🙂 Given it is a very basic conversation, I am still excited! 🙂 Here is still hoping I will be fluent someday. 🙂