Good day everyone, I am Ivan and I am a new intern in InternChina, the company with field office in Zhuhai! This is my first blog, first impressions and first open letter in front of a crowd of people so I hope I can satisfy you with the next few lines.
My China experience started with arriving in Hong Kong. There I got introduced with the rough weather and air humidity. For a person that enjoys wind and cool weather it was really huge and sudden difference. I come from Denmark, where I study my Master degree, directly to China and I am really missing the winds of the north Europe. You get used to the heat, but I will never forget the first moment. It felt like I couldn’t breathe or like you enter underwater and you try to breathe. Afterwards I realized that every building and transport vehicle has its air conditioner on lowest temperature. That really made me somewhat relived inside.
The town that I grew up in is called Varna and it’s located on the seaside part of Bulgaria, the coast of the Black Sea. It is a popular tourist destination and it’s famous for its relatively cheap prices and beautiful women.
Something that we have in common with Hong Kong and Zhuhai is also one of my first impressions that I won’t forget and that is the chaotic way of driving and crossing the streets. In a way it reminds me my home country Bulgaria, but it’s one level more developed. I had to meet with Jenny, the employee of InternChina on whose place I was coming. The way she crossed some streets with me made me think I was in an action movie of some sort. Definitely a great adrenalin boost for the unprepared mind.
Afterwards I was off to my final destination – Zhuhai. I have heard that the city is big but rather small for a real Chinese city. Well for me that opinion was going to chance during these days. Zhuhai is huge…the biggest city that I have ever been in. I guess that we just don’t build big back in Europe. From the first and second days I came, I met some of the interns that I will work for/with during my next months. I had a very nice wake up call for the final of the World Cup in Brazil which in Chinese time was around 3 in the night. We made it and we had a great time. One thing to consider for the future is that Chinese people cheer harder than hardcore football fans in Europe. I experienced it first hand and it made me a strong impression. They are just into it.
I will always remember my first days in Zhuhai. It was my first Step in Asia and I got a rather good impression. But it wouldn’t be like this if it wasn’t for my new roommate and colleague at work – Gianna Wolfsen. She helped me from the very beginning and was there for the friend and guide that I needed. This person simply shoots you with energy and makes your day fell lighter, happier and more interesting. This is my first blog and I dedicate it to her. Gianna!Du bist Super!
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