Happy Birthday🎉

Hi Readers,

I am Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li. Greeting from North Head, Beijing. I am going to share with you a great birthday party I had at my worksite.

Last Friday afternoon, my company held a birthday party for whom had a birthday in June and July. Celebrating birthdays is one of the company’s cultures. They hold this kind of event every other month. It is not only a working break but a team building activity.

Cakes… So delicious!

We ordered cakes a week ago, and I had been waiting for this event since then. The moment finally came, and everyone went to the big meeting room. We began with announcing birthday stars in these two months and I was one of the birthday stars. After every name, there was a continuous clapping and cheering. I was very excited and felt so involved in my company. All my colleagues sang birthday songs together, and everyone had their best wishes to birthday stars. I felt so fortunate to meet these friends here. This kind of event helps with team building, and I have received deep friendships with my colleges in the last two months.

This is the first birthday party I had without my parents and classmates, which is a special birthday party to me. It signals that I finally grow up and I am treated as an adult (because I am 21 now 💃🏼).  It was such a relaxing and awesome Friday afternoon and the 21st birthday party.

ME and the birthday cake. I got 2 pieces and 1 for each flavor.

Thank you for keeping up with it. Hope you enjoy.


Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li



Fun Facts about My Worksite

Hi Readers,

Greeting from North Head, Beijing, China. Today I will share a fun fact about my work place. According to my previous posts, my work site is located in central Beijing, which is one of the busiest and richest areas in Beijing. The International Trade Center is around here, and this region is called China World. It is the financial center of Beijing, and it is always considered as a representation of modern Beijing.

Photo credit to the Beijing. gov.

The building named Full Tower is where my office located.

There are two famous buildings right in front of the Full Tower, the new CCTV building and the China Zun. I can see both of them just from the window of my office.

The new CCTV building has been joked for a “leggings building” since it began to construct. It looks like this building has two legs and people and people thought this building is wearing a pair of leggings. Chinese people consider this building as one of the funnies architectures in history.

The CCTV “Leggings” Building

Me and the CCTV building.









Besides, China Zun is the tallest building in Beijing. After it is completed, it would become a new landmark of Beijing.

However, this has become my weather indicator of pollution mark since I move to my apartment. Every morning, I can tell whether the pollution is heavy or not by looking at China Zun. From my home, I can see China Zun if the weather is good enough.

A clear day of Beijing. I can see the building on my way to work.

Beijing with light air pollution. There should be the China Zun but I can not see it in a polluted day.











Hope you enjoy reading it.


Zhuoxuan (Ariel) Li