Hello, everyone!My name is Cecily, I’m new here and work as Customer Relations Assistant in the Qingdao Office. I like to communicate with people from different backgrounds, and that was the most important reason why I chose to work here ;). And because my colleagues at InternChina are all warm and friendly.
Who am I?
When I was a girl, I always listened to what my parents said. Then, as an office worker, I always followed my boss’s lead.
I used to work as an accountant in a large company for more than four years. Over time, I realized this is not what I wanted. People say that we have only one life, so we must do what our heart tells us and go for what makes us truly happy. So finally, one day I mustered up the courage to resign from my steady job. Afterwards I learned the skills of a barista in a training school, and then I went to Lijiang, and lived there for half a year. Since then I became more talkative and my mind was changed as well.
Two of my interests
1. Exploring new places and cultures:
I think that exploring new places and cultures is awesome. Plenty of places cannot be experienced through photographs; it is necessary to stand in them and feel the light and smell of the air. Just travelling around the famous places is not always enough, but living there for a while to experience the daily life as a native person is amazing. Last year I did a volunteer job on a farm in Malaysia and Thailand for a few months. To some extent, the living conditions there were simple and crude, the weather was awfully hot and humid, lots of mosquitoes. The tasks were also tough, but beyond that, we spent our time singing, playing cards, making pizza, visiting waterfalls and nature parks which was incredible. We all enjoyed the time we spent together. This experience has taught me valuable lessons that shaped who I am today.
2. Find simple pleasures:
To my mind, most people like to own things, but all that can be taken away in the end. The only thing you really own is your life experience. So I try to enjoy every single moment, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring and the not-so-glamorous moments, and try to find simple pleasures from it.
As we know, Qingdao is a very beautiful coastal city which also was the 2008 Olympic sailing venue, and it’s known as the Switzerland of the east. The climate here is pleasant, taking a walk in the park during autumn is my favorite. My family moved here when I was 12 years old. I like to climb to a high place and admire the view, the city at night with all the lights is really beautiful! Otherwise, I enjoy trying different cuisines. Since I live here there are so many different food options, especially the Italian food is amazing! Anyway, there is still a lot that I don’t know yet, and I hope we can explore this lovely city together!