NO.8 Issued Date 2012.Dec.7
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Enjoy life fully: Alone but not Lonely

2012-12-06 05:14:23 GMT2012-12-06 13:14:23(Beijing Time)  SINA.com
A girl is enjoying the sunshine while listening to music against the busy city. (Photo/File)A girl is enjoying the sunshine while listening to music against the busy city. (Photo/File)
A granny is reading in a book store, completely engrossed in the book. (Photo/File)A granny is reading in a book store, completely engrossed in the book. (Photo/File)
A photographer lies down in order to capture the most suitable angle for his works.(Photo/File)A photographer lies down in order to capture the most suitable angle for his works.(Photo/File)
An architect concentrates on the building model. Nothing can disturb him.(Photo/File)An architect concentrates on the building model. Nothing can disturb him.(Photo/File)

"To enjoy life fully, try different food and new things," said Lan Lan, without a second thought, when asked about her dream.

Lan Lan came to work in Beijing in June 2007 after obtaining her Master’s degree overseas and has accumulated extensive experience in charity organizations at both national and international levels. Then in March 2010, she joined in a multinational company as a CSR Consultant, which she says has been great fun and brought a sense of fulfillment to her life.

She was one of the youngsters who came to metropolis like Beijing all by themselves to chase dreams. Unlikely those who complain about the unfortunate of life, she was shining, energetic and full of passion to learn new things.

"I like travelling, have visited Hong Kong and some other domestic cities this year and want to go to the United States and other countries in East Asia. I also hope see giraffes in Kenya or some other African countries. I don’t know the reason, but that is my dream," Lan Lan added.

The woman, in her late 20s, also considers learning ice-skating. She has also recently become fascinated with low-cost activities such as swimming and archery, through Groupon-like sites.

But in the long run, Lan Lan still hopes to commit herself to charity programs, preferably establishing her own non-profit organization.

As a CSR consultant, her current job is related well to her the long-term dream. She helps organizing employees to work as teachers in undeveloped regions, such as in Guizhou and Shaanxi provinces. And she also assists some CSR related environmental programs.

She also says that her current job has sharpened her skills in organization and communication, and exposed her weakness of not being detail-orientated. But generally, she says she enjoys it.

“Although I’m alone, I keep trying new things.” The easy-going Lan Lan said with a smile. “On the path chasing for my dream, alone though, but with my passion, I’m not lonely.”

 

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