By the time I’m writing this reflection, two months would have passed since my internship with Garage Cadet. This was actually my first real internship, and my time with Lattis has been a special experience.
The first notable thing is the working space. Before stepping into Garage Society, I had never heard of co-working spaces. With this internship, I had the chance to work in one and experience it in first-hand. My boss, Will, and I worked side-by-side people from other start-ups and freelancers. While the space overlooked a city view of Sheung Wan, the most memorable thing was the beer tap. I never expected to see a beer tap in an office! The second is the atmosphere. Everyone works hard, but the atmosphere at Garage is also cozy and warm. Every morning, I would hear people from different backgrounds greeting each other, asking each other how yesterday or the past weekend has been for them. It was easy to bond with like-minded people, and the communal workspace allowed you to get to know people very quickly. I feel that there is certainly more than work in a co-working space. From the beginning of my internship, I worked approximately 10 hours a week or 2 hours a day, which is already quite unusual. Will would try his best to accommodate my schedule, as I still have school during the day. We would work from 5 to 7 pm on some days and 9 or 11 am on others. With Will travelling throughout the month of July, I was able to work according to my own schedule. I never imagined something I’d have so much flexibility. For the whole of July, I had my first freelance experience. Through this, I learned the importance of communication and time management. Even with difficulties in communication, messages have to be delivered clearly in order to get things moving. Even if it is simple, it’s important to always keep the other person updated. I also learned to stay level headed and organised, and never let tasks overwhelm you. What a great Summer!
Join us on Saturday, 3rd December for the Garage Greens Christmas Pop-up!
Get ready for a full day of sustainable shopping, yoga, wellness, and urban faming - keep reading to learn more about our vendors and event partners!
P.S. RSVP for free entry to the fair, and the chance to win an Asteria Explorer 1.0 Tea Set!
The pop-up fair will focus on sustainability, community wellness, and local businesses. RSVP for free entry to the fair (and the chance to win an Asteria Explorer 1.0 Tea Gift Set!), and keep reading to learn how you can be a supporting partner.
We're now inviting supporting partners and marketplace vendors to a part of the event!
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how work has evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week we chat with Zev, an artist and lighting consultant. She uses The 33PRESS moniker for her artistic endeavors, and prefers to remain anonymous!
We chat about finding fulfillment, creating balance, and embracing discomfort in a cut-throat city like Hong Kong.
Author: Ching Lam Ip, Programme & Marketing Lead, Garage Society