Day 27 – 14/07
Day twenty-five marked the day of our final pitch. Each week on globe, we pitch to the board our ideas and update them on our progress. Much to our relief, our pitch was well received and our ideas were given the final go-ahead. Although our media team are producing three films and have come up with the vision for each film as a group, we have each taken on one of the three videos to edit individually. I am editing the film concerning authentic stories and I’m happy with my progress so far. After the pitch, I interviewed Tom, who works with 40K in design thinking. Design thinking is essentially, ensuring the product is designed specially to meet the individual needs of the consumer. This process involves several steps surrounding empathy and empathy tools in order to get the best insight into the consumer’s life. The interview went well and will provide some awesome content for my authentic stories film. We then travelled down to Bangalore where we’re spending our final weekend. We went to the Arbor Brewing Company for dinner again (same place we went to dinner before Hampi) and ate a bucket-load. After dinner, we headed to our hotel where I was told there was no record of my booking, despite physically holding the booking reference in front of them. To top it off, the hotel was supposedly also at full capacity, so we had to find somewhere else to spend the night. After about two hours hunting the street and being turned down by a number of hotels, the High Gates said they had room to sleep the five of us and were able to give us a conjoining room. Although the night was a hassle and was chaotic, it turned out really well and High Gates is far nicer than our initial hotel anyway. After a looooong day, we hit the sack and braced for a big day of shopping tomorrow!
Day twenty-six started later than usual YAY. Our hotel breakfast ended at 10am, so we slept in and headed down for breaky at 9.30am. It was super nice to get to lay in bed until 9am, but after waking up for 7am everyday religiously for the past month, my body wouldn’t sleep so I spent the morning reading. It was awesome to have some down time and the breaky was better than we expected. After breaky, we headed down to Starbucks where I was named “Amma” nailed it. From Starbucks we ordered an Uber into Commercial Street where we spent the day browsing through the markets. In commercial street I bought a traditional Indian Sari for the final dinner (obligatory Indian attire). We headed to dinner at a restaurant called Millers46 which was okay, but it was overpriced and given we’re all running low on cash, it wasn’t ideal. We then went back to our hotel via Baskin Robins, before a relatively early night (make the most of the hotel’s COMFY beds).
Day twenty-seven began as IDEAL! We slept in until 9 before getting up to go to our hotel’s free breaky. At breaky I feasted on pancakes and omlette before a quick Starbucks run where today it got better…today I was “Hamma”, close enough, right? After Starbucks, we went bac to the hotel and napped until 12.30 before check-out at 1pm. Feeling SUPER rested, we caught a rickshaw into commercial street so Kieran could get his traditional Indian outfit for the final dinner. We had an early dinner at Misu which was delicious. I had Pad Thai and dumplings and would totally return again…10/10 meal. After dinner, the nine of us called Ubers and travelled back to SOAW. Ready for the final week and on the home stretch! Just 7 days until I touch down in Sydney!
Until next time, that’s this trip update Pinned.