SUMMER HOLIDAY – OR NOT
By Line Bertheussen, July 14
Temperatures are climbing in Shanghai, and with the rain and humidity it will start feeling like a sauna soon. Most of Northern Europe is on holiday already, only to be heard from in mid-August at the earliest. Germans seem to take a later holiday, so the season stretches out even more. E-mails will wait in the inbox, perhaps to be answered some time in the first week when they are back. Now European colleagues and clients are busy sprawling on the beach with a drink in hand, visiting new and exciting places, or finally painting the cabin.
GETTING THAT FIRST JOB
By Line Bertheussen, June 13
Last week INDIVIDUALS spoke to a master’s class in Beijing, and it’s inspiring to see young talents about to embark on their careers. But how to get started?
FRESH OFF THE PLANE
By Line Bertheussen, May 30
Arriving in a new country can be confusing, exciting, frustrating and stimulating. When asked about the difference between Shanghai in the end of the 90s when I first came here and today the thing that comes to mind is that there were vegetable patches in Lujiazui.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CHINA/WHY CHINA?
By Line Bertheussen, May 23
After living in Shanghai for close to 15 years I feel comfortable with my decision to stay here. I enjoy life in this vibrant and somewhat chaotic city where everything happens so fast. Going back to Norway where everything is stable and predictable still fails to tempt me, despite what various family members say. Coming to China with no return plan is surely not the norm. Most seem to have a 3 to 5-year plan, either to return or move on to the next location.