生日快乐! (Sheng ri kuai le!) Happy Birthday!
Ben, a Chengdu intern turned 21 yesterday. Such a big thing: he is American.
Therefore, he has all the freedom of an adult now (though he would be alowed to drink beer in China since he is older than 18)
To celebrate Ben´s birthday the InternChina team & Ben´s lovely host family met to have a really nice Chinese BBQ. Ben´s host family was hosting the party and therefore we spend a terrific evening above the rooftops of Chengdu.
The food was absolutely merit a 21st `birthday. We had a lot of local dishes, different meat, nicely cooked vegetables and awesome seafood. Nevertheless, I need to mention Ben´s German birthday cake, which was obviously very tasty.
Ben really enjoyed celebrating his birthday with his host family. After staying with them for 10 weeks, he really feels home here in Chengdu. Next to your internship you do in China – which is obviously nice for your CV – your host family and the InternChina team really become your 2nd family. Hence, celebrating your birthday in China becomes very special.
Spending an evening with three generations of Ben´s host family was a really good experience for the other interns as well. We taught Ben´s “host-brother” some more English and applied our new Chinese language knowledge while talking to Ben’s “host-grandparents”
All in all we had an awesome evening and we wish Ben all the best for the future!
If you want to enjoy some cultural experience as well visit our website www.internchina.com for more information!