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One Night in Beijing

            -- A Night at The Peninsula

Delicious Food, and traditional decoration!

Delicious Food, and traditional decoration!

This is not a Wang Fu, the palace of a prince; this is not a peninsula, the beautiful land on the sea; and this is not “a World Cup”, the gather of people with different nationality!

But it is as luxury as the Wang Fu, for the delicious food and decorations; it is as beautiful as the peninsula, for the sunset and moonrise; and it is as diversified as the world cup, for the Beijingers with different nationalities! 

 

Last Friday, Jun 13th, we attend the networking event in the Peninsula Hotel.

Enjoyable time of making friends!

Enjoyable time of making friends!

We had the event on the top of the roof where we can enjoy the beautiful view of Beijing City, especially after a heavy rain.

During the event, we met a lot of new friends. They come from different countries: China, America, Holland, France, England, etc. They are elites of different area: IT, Marketing, Management, Advertising, HealthCare, Retail, etc. We met each other, introduced each other, shook hands, and had delighted conversations!

Beijing night view! Amazing! Isn't it?

Beijing night view! Amazing! Isn't it?

Everyone enjoyed this night in Beijing and everything went really well. We will never got bored during the internship, because Beijing is a big city which all kinds of wonderful events or activities are going on every day, every week, every month……

Everybody was happy, and everything went really well !!!

Everybody was happy, and everything went really well !!!


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Why China? Thats random

I've gotten this question plenty of times back home, and to put it short I've repeated it so many times, why not have a typed copy of it. 

Being in China and interning under YMBY has taught me that to be uncomfortable, is to learn. Now, I'm not talking about the sun in your eyes while you are tanning, uncomfortable. Im talking about being a professional in China forces you to raise your interpersonal skills to a different level. 

Since I hardly speak Chinese, communication was a huge problem for me in the beginning. After many head shakes and pity-smiles, I began to learn how to communicate with co workers without really even talking to them. Besides communication, I feel like it the workload and networking with foreigners has basically given me a crash course on how to present myself in the future. Working with digital marketing and also digital design, there are plenty of deadlines- even more so in a part time setting. This taught me to think ahead. Whenever I needed something planned, i would see what would happen and have to project multiple outcomes. Projections means prepared! I also learned that fear is a choice. 

Being around people who are older/wise/smarter can/will be a humbling experience. To be honest, at first I was scared. But soon enough i learned to embrace my fear and turn it into something I could learn from. I gained confidence in completing tasks, and -having a week left- my confidence is now through the roof. I learned to problem solve, to set aside egos and to overall be a better person/professional because of my internship with YMBY. 

By Jonathan Wong

Here is a glimpse of working at YMBY, my eyes throb after staring at a screen for 7 hours

Here is a glimpse of working at YMBY, my eyes throb after staring at a screen for 7 hours

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