I have a university friend of mine, that always comes to me for industry and “grown-up people” advice. I cannot tell you how honored and happy that makes me. It also generally makes me want to be a better person, so that next time she comes up to me, I can share all of the new insights I’ve learned with her.
We were recently talking about books. I love books, buying books, stacking books and home, but also recommending them to others. So she knew I was the right person to ask. I immediately started compiling a list for her, but it started getting quite long. And because I have had others ask me about books too, I thought it might be a good idea to make a blog post about it. I will be dividing my list into 3 different blog posts (sorted alphabetically!). So look out, because here are the books that shaped me into the adult I am today!
If you like the books, or want to know more about the author/book, please feel free to check out their websites and LinkedIn profiles (many of them constantly share on social media), because they are very active there and there is always something you could learn from them.
Continue reading “929 pages of experience”
It’s been some time since I am back from my almost 3-week getaway to China. With pressure from peers and family, I guess it is about time to start sharing my experience over the last month.
I was thinking a lot what my first post should be about, so I thought “What better than some good old Chinese signs?”. Therefore, et voilà! Continue reading “Signs that make you think”
Our first day in Beijing was quite nice actually.
Here is a photo of us arriving:
Here is the main street near our hotel. It is the one right in front of the original Forbidden City door:
And here are the back streets, near our hotel. Our hotel was located on a street called “粮食街”, which means “Junk food street”:
While waiting for our hotel room, we went to the Temple of Heaven. We walked there from the Front Door of the Forbidden City (前门). It is actually a bit far on foot, but definitely doable.
The Temple of Heaven is truly a heavenly place! Very graceful and full of respect – I don’t know if you can say that for a building, but for this one, it definitely is.
The Temple of Heaven is located in a huge park and is surrounded by this huge courtyard:
After the temple, we went back to the hotel and took a very much needed afternoon nap. Afterwards, we went out to meet my old Korean friend. We were classmates back in 5th grade and afterwards in 9th grade, after I moved with my family. I used to spend a lot of time with her and her sister, so I was very happy to learn that her sister was also in town! Needless to say, we had 10 years of catching up to do, after last seeing each other. We went to eat noodles, because that is what all happy kids love.
After a very delicious dinner, we slowly went back to the hotel, to (hopefully) have a good evening’s rest.
Goodnight Beijing, I am absolutely delighted to be here! 🙂