From Home 🏘 To North Head (NH) 🏢

Hi Readers,

I am Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li. Greeting from North Head, Beijing. Today I would like to share my experience of living in a Tired I city, such as Beijing. Going from my home to the worksite is like an adventure for me.

I start working at 9:30 in the morning. This is what it looks like at 9 am in Beijing.

I feel like I am moving because other people are pushing me. It seems not far from the map, but it takes at least 40 minutes to get there from home.

I get on the subway at Sihui East station and get off at Jintaixizhao station with a subway transition from Line 1 to Line 10. Sihui East used to be a transition place between urban and rural Beijing. Today, especially in the morning, I can still see a lot of people coming from outside Beijing and going to work in central Beijing, which makes the station very busy and crowded on weekdays.

It is fascinating to see how people behave differently when they go to work and go back home. In the morning, everyone is busy and walks fast. While in the evening, after a full day of work, most of them are barely moving and sticky with their phones. They are watching movies, reading books, and chatting.

I always do nothing, but people watch. I enjoy guessing what people are doing, which adds to something fun to the boring trip.

Thank you for your attention. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Best,

Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li

7/16/2017

Milk Tea(m)

Hi Readers,
I am Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li. Greeting from North Head, Beijing. Starting from this month, I began to become a full-time intern this month. After a month interning here, I have already on board, and I am working on monitoring healthcare policies and writing reports. Life is busy but fruitful. Also, I met several awesome people here. I enjoy working with my teammates, and I am glad to involve in North Head.
Team Building? At North Head, we have a very special way to interact with colleagues. We founded a Milk Tea(m)´╝îwhich gives me a chance to talk to people in other teams, which helps me to involve in a new community quickly. It is very popular to order online foods and drinks in China or at least in my worksite. We created a Milk Tea group chat, and we can order milk teas together. The business gets very busy in the afternoon. If one of my colleagues starts to ask in the group chat, the rest of us will start to look at the menu and order accordingly. It is milk tea that brings everyone together, so I call it milk team. 😊


Future insights: it will be easier if I can find something in common with a group.
Hope you all enjoy reading it.
Have a great day.
Best,
Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li

7/4/2017