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A Swedish lunch date

We were at Fika for our April company lunch. If you haven’t guessed, it’s a Swedish restaurant and that means Swedish meatballs and Daim cake! If you do a quick Google search, Fika means coffee/coffee break. But Fika is more than that. It’s the Swedish culture of consciously slowing down and taking the time to enjoy, reflect and savor life. …

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Happy birthday to our April baby!

April is the fourth month in our modern calendar, but did you know that around 700BC, April was the second month of the Roman calendar year? The word april is derived from the Latin word aprilis, which means “second/latter”. This month, there’s not only April Fool’s Day, but also the birthdays of 2 SV members – Jiayu and Xiu Zhen! …

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SV Starbucks Challenge #toomanytocount

Of the many traditions in SV, there’s one that many of us look forward to each month: our Starbucks Challenge. As explained before, 3 names are randomly picked from a “lucky draw” pool where names are entered each day based on tardiness (mind you, if you’re just late once, your name could get picked too! And vice versa – you …