Friday, October 14, 2005

Cocktail Party

Last night, I donned my way too expensive suit and shoes and attended a benefit cocktail for the Young Haitian Chamber of Commerce; however it is translated in English. I must admit that I am not used to such events where one must try to collect as many business cards as possible in the minimal amount of time while handing the same amount of cards and trying to appear friendly yet professional at all times. But yeah, it was still fun in the end.
I met the Haitian ambassador to Canada who gave us a speech on the need for young Haitians to come back home. 5 years ago, I would have taken his words for gospel. However, with the current situation, the discourse was akin to incitation to suicide.

I was also pleased to meet Ralph Gilles, the designer behind the Magnum and the C300.
I have to say when I talked to him; I didn’t know he was the one who had designed the Magnum, a car I drove for a bit while I was away on business. Had I known, I would have had some suggestions to him for the next version. I guess I should start paying more attention to American car companies….

Overall, the cocktail went well. I collected a fair amount of business cards and met some acquaintances I hadn’t seen in a while. It’s surprising to see so many young female lawyers in one place! I’d say about half of the women in attendance were lawyers in their late 20s. How many were single?

I met some cabinet minister, political attachés, etc… Bottom line is that I had fun and I didn’t get too drunk off the wine served.

When is the next cocktail?


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Mave said...

Many thanks for your wishes. I wish you the very best for your applications!

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Alice B. said...

Hey MBAyisyen,
I just discovered your blog. Very entertaining. Great to run into another Haitian on the blogosphere. Plus, as young "Esq.", I've actually been through that process of putting "three letters after my name" as you say and so some of your posts take me back. Hopefully, you'll come visit once in a while at, where I post about "caribbean musings at big city pace." Where was the reception, if you don't mind my asking?

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At 12:41 PM, Blogger mbayisyen said...

Hello Alice,
The recetion was in the lobby of the Montreal Contemporary Museum of Art..I'll be sure to check your blog....

At 7:16 AM, Blogger Alice B. said...

okay. thanks for visiting!


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