Yeeeey! sometimes things go your way! (this is how I am imagining my little brother, his friend, and my dad to react when they find out about my news... -I mean, if they could be so happy to watch Sweden score in some football game I am sure they can do the same for me.... right guys!?)
Oh what a week, this has been one of the craziest and busiest weeks of my life I believe… and it’s not over yet!!
Yesterday I had a ‘job interview.’ I won’t call it a real interview because it was more supposed to be a ‘talk/discussion’ about possible cooperation and it was going to take place at my local Starbucks. So yeah, a ‘job interview.’
We were supposed to meet at 5pm so obviously I planned my day around this. I was aching for a workout so at 2.30pm I went to the gym to do a pretty hard running session. I warmed up, did 30 minutes of intervals (with a high incline), lowered the speed and cooled down, then finished with a 15 minutes sprint. All in all it became something like 6,2 miles in 55 minutes. And I was SOAKED in sweat when I was done. I almost fell off the treadmill! But it felt so great I almost wanted to continue for an extra half an hour. And that’s just the best feeling….
I did a long stretching session and then went into the changing rooms… it was around 4pm when I looked at my mobile and saw a missed call from the people I was supposed to meet at 5pm. I called back and was told the following:
-Eh, hey Jonna, can you make it to Starbucks now already? We are already here waiting for you.
-But… it’s 4pm?! We said 5pm?
-Yeah, change of plans. Can you hurry up? The big boss doesn’t wanna wait…
Oh my lord! This is just SOOOOO CHINA! I was something between furious and mega stressed when I hung up. I broke all possible traffic-common-sense-rules when I rode my bike home (must have also been a new time record despite the fact that I had the wind against me), then threw myself into the shower. Although the things is… I was meeting with a ‘potential employer…’ So I didn’t want to look like pure shit! I still had to wash and blow try my hair, put on some nice clothes, some make-up etc… Sure, I am normally quite fast when it comes to this, bit still, it was a bit of a hassle.
I didn’t have time to eat and as a result of me stressing like an idiot, my post-running after-sweat session became a bit overwhelming. Although I made it to Starbucks by 4.40pm, I realized when I sat down that I was soaked in sweat… again! It was as if I had never taken a shower… Ahhhhhghhhhh!!!! Not the kind of first impression you’d like to make?!
Since I was sweating like a pig the boss thought I was nervous! Oh the pain! Because that’s one thing I wasn’t. More like, pissed-off. But I couldn’t really tell him that could I?
He knew about 2 words of English (hello and goodbye) so the interview (which, by the way, was more like an interview than a ‘casual talk’ –anyone surprised? I am not!) was entirely in Chinese. Interesting. So now I’ve tried that too. And now I know that there are definitely things I need to work on…. Most of the things I wanted to say I could say, but then there were other things that I believe got lost in the language jungle. Oh well….
All in all it went quite OK, because I am now going to do a test-job for them (it’s only part-time so I am going to continue studying as well –not giving up that one at the first place!) and then we are going to decide more. I bet you are all wondering what kind of job it is, but I’d rather not say too much before I know how it goes or until I get some more details… so bare with me. Although it is NOT the Suzhou TV station… haha, I am not THAT fast!
Only problem is that my lovely sister and her husband-to-be (getting married in October –guess who’s going to be the maid of honor!!!) are coming here TODAY and staying for a good 10 days. So the timing of this job isn’t that good. But then again –is it ever?! I’m still quite excited about it all. And, I am feeling happier than I have done for a long time: visitor from home (and not just any visitor, but my dearest sis!), running is going well, AND I have a potential job to look forward to! Life can’t get much better than that. Have a great weekend everyone!