Saturday, July 2, 2011

Amongst the Waves of Green

First and foremost, I have to say, it is nice to have a bit of quiet time.  After a week filled with group work, outings with friends and class discussions, a bit of quieter time with friends turns out to be incredibly satisfying.  Especially when there is time to explore the surrounding area.

Cornell has a beautiful campus.  From Bailey Hall to the Sage Chapel to the Bell Tower, it is filled with wondrous halls and corridors leading to beautiful bookshelves and chemical laboratories.  It was a much needed repose from the hustle and bustle of project work.  Terilyn and I spent hours navigating our way around the area, on a quest to find the Bell Tower.

On that note, the grass around Cornell is quite comfortable.  The lawns and park areas look splendid and are very nice to just lie down in and think for a little.

But college is never all fun and no work, so summer college of course is no exception.  Today's ounce of hotel work consisted of meeting up and working together on our group project.  We met up, discussed, and worked our morning away extensively at the project.  It somewhat caught us off guard -- we did not expect it to take that long.

Powerpoint is a very strange program to navigate through, and while it is actually really simple to operate, it is difficult to make it look very good at the same time.  Luckily, we had invested a lot of work already -- which hopefully will come into play soon.

Especially interesting is the finance aspect of the hotel corporation we are doing.  Having no economic experience at all, many terms such as P/Q rate were completely foreign to us.  But with a little bit of help and effort, we managed to understand what all the graphs and charts were about, or at least, comprehend them.

Tomorrow, there will be a practice presentation for Mark and Reneta.  Our group has been practicing a little, but we need to meet up again tomorrow and work things out.

We will not accept anything less than brilliance.

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