On our third day at Astronaut China, Louisa and I were on our way to work when Beijing ‘Rush Hour’ was at its peak. Forget about Jackie Chan rush hour…this was absolutely insane, I seriously wish I was the cartoon from the subway surfers game looool. All the same, we made it to work in one piece!
Packed like sardine in the trains. Subway was bursting with people, sweaty as it was 35 degrees!
Luckily, our office allows us to wear casual clothes in this heat and only formal for meetings etc. I wouldn’t want to be sweating in my best clothes!
Beijing Rush Hour in the subway is like NO other! I will never complain about the London Underground after a month of this loool. Great experience though.
On the bright side, when I get to work I the AC cools me down and I am really enjoying my role.
My colleagues are all Chinese, except for the CEO who is from Austria and the other intern Louisa. They are absolutely lovely, especially my supervisor Miya, who always takes good care of us.
Right now my main task is to help some of my Chinese colleagues to complete proposals for our clients. This involves a lot of research and persuasive flare.
In addition, I am helping to check their English for any syntax errors, which sounds like its a bad thing , but not at all. In my Developmental module at university, we learnt that many languages form their sentences differently. Some are structured as SOV’s – Subject-Object-Verb and some are SVO’s – Subject-Verb-Object. The latter is what we use in the English language, so it can be difficult for other languages to adjust to our writing style.
Nevertheless, I enjoy it and I love seeing them smile when they learn a new word or phrase AND I absolutely love learning from them too.
I’m having an awesome time in Beijing. Kareoke Tonight and then Great wall of China for the whole weekend. I’ll keep blogging 🙂
Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
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