Hello, Doggy! Beijing- Week 7

Wow, only two more weeks left. The past few weeks have really flown by- far quicker than how it felt at the beginning of the summer. It’s funny how time works. When I first got here, I felt uncertain, lonely, and overwhelmed. That’s probably a given when arriving in a brand new country, not knowing anyone, and not knowing the language. The first week felt like an eternity; despite my excitement for the whole experience, self-doubt fueled a lot of my thoughts. Could I really make it the whole summer? The answer, of course, is yes- and I’m gonna miss it, too.

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1 Week Down; So much done, so much to do

Wow, it has already been a week. And what an exhausting week it was.

My internship is not one of those “take a backseat, watch the professionals” kind of hands-off internship. Instead, they immediately threw me into the fire with event planning, promotional photography, brewing time, festival service, and video capture. Which is super neat; I’m thankful that my internship is an actual learning experience rather than a blip on my resume. It has a few downsides; namely, I worked 8 days in a row after my first day, and was exhausted after that run. It made sense, there was a huge burger/beer festival that Jing-A participated in over the weekend, so they needed all hands on deck. But it was a lot, especially as I was just now getting used to a new country.

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Beijing: A few days in

I arrived in Beijing late this past Saturday, June 15th. By the time I found myself in my AirBnB apartment at 8 pm, I had been awake for over 24 hours. Turns out I’m bad at sleeping on airplanes! [Read more…]