Thursday May 21, 2009

Project 8: How to answer in Table Topics

               How to answer in Table Topics

  This was the first time, I didn't prepare the detailed material for the speech. One of reason is the presentation provides the clue to track the structure. Another is I supposed I could deliver it just with main clue.

  I am so happy I got it. Thanks Toastmaters for those dramatic help. I enjoy it.



Wednesday May 20, 2009

Project 6: Lost and Found

Actually, I have delivered this speech about half year ago. Share with you, just for fun.

Do you guys know Lost and Found?(Pause) OK, I know you guys are engineers, especial a Solaris engineer in Sun. But here, I don't point to the directory in /export/home. I means the comedic film “Lost and Found”. The Chinese name is “I am LiuYuejin”. (Short pause) Mr. Liu is a cook who lost his packet which contains all of his property. The whole story unfold from then on. (Short pause) This funny and ridiculous story trigger the old memory in my mind. Some of them could be more funny and incredible.


Someone said a person had never lost cellphone just like a baby never had bed-wetting. I have lost several cellphones, or say I was stolen several times. :-( I lost my one of them in bus, one of them in subway, one in shopping. Even, another one I have no idea where I lost it. But the most incredible location I lost it was in my bed. More exact circumstance was my cellphone was put beside my pillow when I go to sleep. But it was gone when I wake up in the morning. My dormitory-mates, XiaoYu, is still snores loudly and symmetrically. (Imitation his snore?)I try to call my phone using his one. But his phone was gone as well. I got out of the bedroom and was aware of the door in the sitting-room was open. It was obviously, our cellphones were stolen when we was sleeping. (Pause) The story was not end. I went to office and report it to the police. And XiaoYu promised to wait for the policeman in the home. Half hour later, four big and strong policemen come to our dormitory and got XiaoYu to the office to record his testimony. They looked like impatient and even annoyed. XiaoYu and the four policemen got down the stair along. Two in front of him. And two behind him. It was morning exercise time, many our neighborhoods were exercising out the door. So, my pool dormitory-mate looks like a thief was walking among them. The police car whizzed past in the morning (Simulate the sound of police car here?). When the pool XiaoYu came back two hour later, the old gentleman living in our downstairs came in the presence of him, put his hand on his shoulder and said to him, in a whisper.

“I heard that guy (He is getting at me) was arrested by the police. Is that right?”

My cellphones was stolen in the bed. That was unexpected, but the more unexpected thing was I was supposed to be the thief.(Long pause)


However, usually it is obviously, I am the victim. At that year, I started my career in Beijing and came back to my hometown in the Spring Festival. Engineers like T-shirt and Jean. Yes, Me too. But I didn't want my parents thought I was still a mess boy even work. So, I took the formal clothes and came back to my home town by train. The train environment was safe and comfortable. I woke up until the train pulled in the morning. How a wonderful journal! I stretched and got up. Start to take my clothes, my neck tire, my treasures, my socks, my ... (Pause) Wait!!! Where are my shoes? Where are my leather shoes? Where are my brush leather shoes? I can't find it it. It was gone. It must be somebody took my shoes off. But most of the traveler have left the carriages. It is impossible to figure out who stole my shoes? I had no choice and get out the station without shoes. (Pause) You can image how funny I looks like. A young gentleman is wearing formal black western-style clothes, black treasures , delicate neck tie and taking a wonderful bag, but barefoot. People stared at me and snickered.


I felt very shy and embarrassed. At that time, I hated the thief. I even was not annoyed for his behavior, that was his work. But I was angry that he let me lost face in front of crowd. Even a slippers can help me out of the jam. I was imaging what I need do if I was a thief. Finally, I got the conclusion that I would keep my professional ethics even I was a thief. Got I should got and left others. It seems that the great minds think alike. Because I do encountered one not a long time later.


Two years later after we graduation, we hold a party to renew for the classmates. We had dinner in restaurant, we sang in KTV, we dance and so on. That was amazing experience. We talked a lot and drunk a lot. We say good-bye to each other in the midnight. When I tried to take out my wallet and pay for the taxi blow my apartment, I realized it was lost somewhere. Not much cash in it. But I lost my ID card and all my bank cards. Suddenly, I sobered up from the alcohol. It was later. I didn't think the thief can guess my bank account password. But it was fussy to apply for new ones, especially without ID card. It was distress and vexatious. I was prostrate that that days. Do you believe miracle? I don't believe it before. But now, I believe it. (Pause) Two days later, I got a letter contained all my lost in my wallet, except for the cash. That is unbelievable. I was so exciting and looked like I got a million lottery. I was thinking maybe I could say thanks to the thief if he was standing in front of me. I really admired his profession.


I lost my cellphones. But I found it was better not trouble others for this kind of tiny cases. Try to figure it out by yourself, or let it go. I lost my shoes. But I found keeping dignity is more critical than appearance. I lost my wallet and all the stuff in it. But I found keeping profession is more esteemed, even you are a thief. :-)

Friday Sep 12, 2008

Lost and Found

I did my project 6 several days ago. This time, I think I do better than before. :-)


Do you guys know Lost and Found?(Pause) OK, I know you guys are engineers, especial a Solaris engineer in Sun. But here, I don't point to the directory in /export/home. I means the comedic film “Lost and Found”. The Chinese name is “I am LiuYuejin”. (Short pause) Mr. Liu is a cook who lost his packet which contains all of his property. The whole story unfold from then on. (Short pause) This funny and ridiculous story trigger the old memory in my mind. Some of them could be more funny and incredible.

Someone said a person had never lost cellphone just like a baby never had bed-wetting. I have lost several cellphones, or say I was stolen several times. :-( I lost my one of them in bus, one of them in subway, one in shopping. Even, another one I have no idea where I lost it. But the most incredible location I lost it was in my bed. More exact circumstance was my cellphone was put beside my pillow when I go to sleep. But it was gone when I wake up in the morning. My dormitory-mates, XiaoYu, is still snores loudly and symmetrically. (Imitation his snore?)I try to call my phone using his one. But his phone was gone as well. I got out of the bedroom and was aware of the door in the sitting-room was open. It was obviously, our cellphones were stolen when we was sleeping. (Pause) The story was not end. I went to office and report it to the police. And XiaoYu promised to wait for the policeman in the home. Half hour later, four big and strong policemen come to our dormitory and got XiaoYu to the office to record his testimony. They looked like impatient and even annoyed. XiaoYu and the four policemen got down the stair along. Two in front of him. And two behind him. It was morning exercise time, many our neighborhoods were exercising out the door. So, my pool dormitory-mate looks like a thief was walking among them. The police car whizzed past in the morning (Simulate the sound of police car here?). When the pool XiaoYu came back two hour later, the old gentleman living in our downstairs came in the presence of him, put his hand on his shoulder and said to him, in a whisper.

“I heard that guy (He is getting at me) was arrested by the police. Is that right?”

My cellphones was stolen in the bed. That was unexpected, but the more unexpected thing was I was supposed to be the thief.(Long pause)

However, usually it is obviously, I am the victim. At that year, I started my career in Beijing and came back to my hometown in the Spring Festival. Engineers like T-shirt and Jean. Yes, Me too. But I didn't want my parents thought I was still a mess boy even work. So, I took the formal clothes and came back to my home town by train. The train environment was safe and comfortable. I woke up until the train pulled in the morning. How a wonderful journal! I stretched and got up. Start to take my clothes, my neck tire, my treasures, my socks, my ... (Pause) Wait!!! Where are my shoes? Where are my leather shoes? Where are my brush leather shoes? I can't find it it. It was gone. It must be somebody took my shoes off. But most of the traveler have left the carriages. It is impossible to figure out who stole my shoes? I had no choice and get out the station without shoes. (Pause) You can image how funny I looks like. A young gentleman is wearing formal black western-style clothes, black treasures , delicate neck tie and taking a wonderful bag, but barefoot. People stared at me and snickered.

I felt very shy and embarrassed. At that time, I hated the thief. I even was not annoyed for his behavior, that was his work. But I was angry that he let me lost face in front of crowd. Even a slippers can help me out of the jam. I was imaging what I need do if I was a thief. Finally, I got the conclusion that I would keep my professional ethics even I was a thief. Got I should got and left others. It seems that the great minds think alike. Because I do encountered one not a long time later.

Two years later after we graduation, we hold a party to renew for the classmates. We had dinner in restaurant, we sang in KTV, we dance and so on. That was amazing experience. We talked a lot and drunk a lot. We say good-bye to each other in the midnight. When I tried to take out my wallet and pay for the taxi blow my apartment, I realized it was lost somewhere. Not much cash in it. But I lost my ID card and all my bank cards. Suddenly, I sobered up from the alcohol. It was later. I didn't think the thief can guess my bank account password. But it was fussy to apply for new ones, especially without ID card. It was distress and vexatious. I was prostrate that that days. Do you believe miracle? I don't believe it before. But now, I believe it. (Pause) Two days later, I got a letter contained all my lost in my wallet, except for the cash. That is unbelievable. I was so exciting and looked like I got a million lottery. I was thinking maybe I could say thanks to the thief if he was standing in front of me. I really admired his profession.

I lost my cellphones. But I found it was better not trouble others for this kind of tiny cases. Try to figure it out by yourself, or let it go. I lost my shoes. But I found keeping dignity is more critical than appearance. I lost my wallet and all the stuff in it. But I found keeping profession is more esteemed, even you are a thief. :-)

Tuesday Jan 22, 2008

想学英语?来Toastmaster!

    最近在参加公司组织的一个英语口语培训,从1月15号一直到5月15号,整整四个月,每周二3:30pm - 6:00pm。一个挺可爱的澳大利亚老头授课,说话不紧不慢,有着丰富的肢体语言,还挺有意思。这个培训的主要目标是,怎么样用地道的英语口语,表达和描述日常工作中的问题。其中最常见的方式就是针对与一个小问题,或者一个场景做一个两三分钟的演讲。比如说,介绍你的公司,你的工作等。

     其实,我始终觉得学习语言,是一个需要长久练习和实践的过程。短短的几个月培训,顶多也就是一个速成,应对考试可能还可以,对于学习和掌握一门语言不会有质的变化。我想这种培训的最最核心的内容是作为一个引子,对大家英语口语的提高,起到一个抛砖引玉的目的。而这其中所练习的东西和Toastmaster及其相似。一看到后面的练习题,做一个三分钟的演讲,一下子就想到了Toastmaster中的Table Topic。

    如果你抱怨没有一个好的学习英语的环境,如果你想提高你的英语口语能力,如果你想练习自己在公众面前讲演的能力。我强烈建议你来参加我们的Toastmaster会议。在这里你能听到精彩的讲演,在这里你能得到真诚的反馈,在这里你有机会让自己做的更好。只要你愿意,你就能得到你所要的成长与进步!

    我们的会议定期的在召开。每周四下午4:00pm至5:00pm, Wimbleden,  7F BJS05.

    你会来么? 

Friday Dec 28, 2007

5. Your Body Speaks: Take care our children, and take care our parents

     I delivered my fifth speech in our Toastmaster meeting yesterday. I always feel very nervous before I start my speech. Don't know if that is true for others. To me, it seems that more time to prepare, more nervous. However, Once I start to present it, that feeling was gone.

    How about you?  Here is my speech content.

 

                Take care our children, and take care our parents

    I have a one month old baby boy. As parents, we need to take parent responsibility. Try our best to take care the little guy.

    Actually, the preparation work has started before he was born. We have prepared a bunch of stuff for the baby, such as diaper, cloth, milk bottle, baby milk, baby shampoo, baby lotion and so on. We thought we have almost gotten ready of everything which could be useful for him. However, my mother did not think so. She thought we were still young and no experience with how to bring up a baby. So, she delivered a package from my hometown where was over 1000km far from here, Beijing. The package contained what we have considered and what we have never thought about. That was a really big package. In order to take that package to the taxi, I have to ask somebody to help me. That is another story.

    Anyway, the baby came into our life soon. He was healthful, pretty and cute. He brings lots of happiness and excitement to us. One coin has two sides. He also brings lots of work for us. ;-)  The baby can't tell us his needs. The only communication way is crying. When he is hungry, he cries. When he is thirsty, he cries. When he wants to change the diaper, he cries again. He cries for any uncomfortable feeling at any time.     I have to struggle with lethargy in sleepless night.

    Bringing up a baby is not easy. Parents dedicate their time, energy, patience, and love to the children. They can remember every details for the children. What is his favorite food? What's kind of drink he like? What color he likes?, What's his intered in?  And try to understand his thought, his idea, his expectation. At this moment, I usually think of my parents. What I do today for my childr is to repeat what they have done when I was young. I recognized I had given too little concern to my parents. I don't know what is their favorite food. What they like and they don't like. I got  much love from them, but gave them little. That could be some kind of common phenomena for most of people. We gave much love to our children, but little to our parents.

    Last weekend, we took our son to hospital and gave him the vaccine injection. There are lots of young parents and their children. Usually, the mother took care the child and the father queued up and handled all the other issues. At the same time, I noticed there were many old people in the hospital. Comparing with the children, they are weak and lonely. Most of them was not accompanied by their children. They had to handle everything by themselves. Queued up to register, saw the doctor, then queued again to take the medicine. After they completed all those thing, they left by themselves. That was a weekend, I don't think their children are so busy that they have  no time to accompany with them to the hospital. However, the reality is the old come and leave by themselves.
   
    That could reflect a truth in this society that we took less concern to our parents than our children. We share the whole weekend with our children, but we could not spent one hour to accompany our parents. We worry about the flue to our children, but we could have forgotten to ask if our parents two week cold is OK now.  We  care about if our children are happy in the new school, but we could have forgotten to ask if our parent feel well in new city. Parents always mention to us, everything is fine. But, is that real true? They could have not told you they had gone to hospital for twice last week. They could have not tell you they  always lose their sleep in the night. They could have not told you their birthday is coming, they are eager to see you at that time. What we always can heard is everything is fine. Don't worry about us. Take care yourself!

     The children are still young, we have lots of time to share with them. But our parents are getting older and older. Comparing with our children, we do need to spend more time with our parents.

    Take care of our children, also take care of our parents.

Thursday Nov 08, 2007

4. How to Say it: Stop complaining , do something

    I am happy to finished my fourth project "How to Say it" in Toastermaster meeting this afternoon. Thanks Paul Lee for your feedback and grammatical check. Also thank my wife for she was the only audience when I did the rehearsal at home.  :-D
 

   My apartment is located in the middle of north fourth ring road and near JianXiang bridge. As you can see, it is not too far from my apartment to our office, TsingHua Science Park. However, believe or not, usually it take me more than 45 minutes in the journey. Moreover, about half the time will be consumed in the last stop. In the other words, it takes me more than twenty minutes in the last five hundred meters.  

    If you are familiar with the traffic around WuDaoKou, I believe you must have the answer. There are three intersections, one railway line and one subway station within five hundred meters in WuDaoKou. In addition, there are too many cars, too many people, too many stores and restaurants in this area. So, you can imagine the traffic in the rush time. Especially, when you try to arrive at the airport or catch a plane.  It drives you crazy.

    Almost everybody complains about the bad traffic. We heard of the pedestrians complain about the motor vehicle looks like a crazy mouse in the street. We heard of the drivers slang pedestrians looks like a blindman whatever the traffic light is. We scold the policemen not to manage the illegal taxi which parking around the subway station. We complain about any unfair event everyday. complain about the heavy pollution in the city. Complain about too much plastic garbage. Complain about the lack of love in our community. We complain about this and complain about that. We almost complain about anything.

    However, have you ever thought what we can do for it? What we can improve? And what we can help? Before we complaining, let's ask a question to ourselves. If I follow the traffic signal whenever I run through a crossing in the street?

    Several months ago, when the taxi which I took stop in the front of traffic light, I observed the pedestrians in my sight. People struggle with the traffic stream.  The intersection was in wild confusion. Only one lady who wear a red dust coat stood in the end of zebra crossing and wait. All the people is moving except for her. You can imagine how a beautiful picture at that moment. What  good example that lady showed for us. I will never forget that scene.

    If you observe the pedestrians in the street. You may note most of people will never follow the traffic signal. I really don’t think they do not see the traffic light or don’t know what does it means when the traffic light is red. The only explanation I can figure out is that those people have never been aware of it. When we complain about the traffic, we could never think about it is just due to the our own behaviors.

    You may suspect the individual behavior is that the critical fact for the whole traffic? OK! Let me tell you another story about an old man and his chopsticks. The old gentleman took his own chopsticks whenever he had a dinner in the restaurant,  and refused to use disposal chopsticks. People were curious and inquire about why? He said I want to do my best to do something for forest conservation, so I refuse to use disposal chopsticks. The others laughed at him. “Only one pair of chopsticks? Do you think you can help the forest conservation that only refuse to use one pair of chopsticks?” The old man responded peacefully. “Yes, I think I can’t. I am not a great person, I can not go into the action and all the others follow me.  I am a common person. What I can do is to try my bese to request myself to do the right thing.”

    I believe that is right what we are lack of. Only complaining can’t solve any problem. Except for conflict and antagonism, you can’t get more. If you really hate it, why not do something for it? If you complain about the illegal taxi around the subway station. Please never take it any more, even you are late. If you complain about the plastic garbage, please take your own  bags when you to the market. If you are a driver, please wait for the pedestrians. If you are a pedestrians, please follow the traffic light.

    Don’t just talk, do it. Don’t just complain about it, just take your responsibility. Let's stop complaining,  do something.


3. Get to the Point: Sometime, success is bad

    I delivered  my third speech in Toastermaster two months ago. I forgot to put it in my blog. So, here it is.


    Our society places so much emphasis on "making it", and we assume that any failure is bad. We try our best to avoid failure in our daily life. Is failure really so bad for us? No, what we don't always recognize is that what looks like failure may prove beneficial in the future. On the contrary, some times success can be destructive for us in long run.

    The danger of too early success is particularly acute. I recall from my childhood, a girl who can write perfect calligraphy of China when she is primary school student. While the rest of us were playing, bicycling and reading, she practise calligraphy everyday after school and all the weekend. Her name often appeared in the papers and radio in our school, and the rest of us envied her glamorous life. Years later, she failed to pass the examination of collage. She spoke bitterly of those early triumphs. “I never prepared myself for anything, but calligraphy of china.” Too earlier success block her step to bigger goal.

    Success that comes too easily is also damaged. One of my high middle school classmates, who always is the top student in our class. He is a talent in the eyes of his parents and us. After entering the collage, he faced the competition which he has never run into before. He doesn't stand head and shoulders above others anymore. He was not excellent as he used to anymore. He was disappointment and annoyed with his situation. He paid more his attention on score and the others opinion, but the collage work itself. He lost his way. Too easy success cover his mind to overcome difficulty in the future of his life.

    Success is also harmful when it is achieved at the cost of total quality of an experience. Successful student sometimes become so obsessed with grades that they never enjoy their school years. They are never branch out into attempting new areas, because they don't want to risk their grade-point average. Success which encourage repetition of old behaviors, is not nearly as good a teacher as failure. You can learn from a mess party how to organize it next time, from an ill-chosen book what to look for in a second. Even a failure that seems totally can prompt fresh thinking, a total change of your dream. Let's think over the story about Wu Wang Fuchai and Yue wang Goujian.

    Observing the histories all over the world. Thousands of stories told us this truth. Failure is not always bad as we thought it is. Meanwhile, success is not always good as we expected. In particular, it comes too early and too easy.

Monday Apr 16, 2007

2. Organize Your Speech: Communication is harder than we expect

    I Just delivered my 2nd Toastmaster speech this afternoon. I am not very satisfied with my show. I can do it better if I really did well preparation previously. Anyway, here it is. Feel free give me your suggestion or comments. Thank in advance. 

        Good afternoon, dear fellow toastmasters. My speech title is communication is hard than we expect. Improving our communication skill has been talking about many many times. In my memory, almost every meeting, such as staff meeting, opg all-heads, even ERI all-heads, we are told communication skill still be the most important area we should improve. Maybe, you still think communication is not as hard as we have emphasized.

        Let me tell you why communication is hard than we expect.

        First, what is communication? A simple definition, communication is the way of information exchange between different people. So, there are at least two parties involved in a conversation, and it includes three basic phases: Coding, transferring and decoding. When someone want to present some information, such as concept, idea, thought or feelings. First of all, he or she need to organize it by language logically. That is coding. Notice that, there is a gap between your idea, feeling or thought and language. Say, some information is lost at this coding phase. Then, the information will be transferred to the audience. Notice again, there is another gap between language and speaking. More information is lost, too. Now, this just is half of the communication. Moreover, this is not the most critical phase for a successful the communication. What is the most important section for a successful communication? It is decoding, the receiver’s understanding. The audience will have a reverse process as the speaker did. Again, more information is lost during this reverse process. The receiver translates the words or symbols into a concept or information that he or she can understand.

        Now, you can see communication is a complex coding and decoding process which could cause much misunderstanding and incorrect understanding. The analysis above just came from technical level. However, communication does not only includes technical skill, but also art knowledge, social knowledge and cultural knowledge.

        Different culture could have different communication methods. I used to read a story about an American woman who married to a Japanese. At very beginning, she can only speak a little bit Japanese. She try to involve group conversation once she can understand a little bit. One strange phenomenon she began to notice that often, the talking will be halt after a while she participated. Finally, after listening carefully to many Japanese conversation, sh discovered what the problem is.

        She said, as western-style conversation between two people is like a game of tennis. If I introduce a topic, a conversational ball, I expect you to hit it back. I don't expect you just agree nod and do nothing. I expect you can add something, a reason for your agreeing. I expect you question me, challenge me and even disagree with me. Just like your response will return the ball to me. There is no waiting in line. If there are more than then two people in the conversation, then it like doubles in tennis or volleyball.

A Japanese-style conversation, however, is not tennis or volleyball, it is bowling. You wait for your turn. When your moment comes, you step up to the start line with your own ball. Everyone else stands back, make sounds of polite encouragement. Everyone waits until your ball has reached the end of the lane, and watch to see if it knocks down all the pins. Then there is a pause, while everyone registers your score. Then, after everyone is sure you are done, the next person in line with different ball. Different culture create different game rule. Sometime, that leads into a huge gap between sender and receiver than we might image.

        But, even we have the same language and the same cultural background, communication is still not easy. It also depends on the method how do you present your idea. Depends on the audience knowledge, depends on their attitude towards you, depends on the trust and the relationship.

        Now that I have talked about communication from technical and non-technical perspectives. Neither of them are piece of cake. Good communication need we spend much time to practise, because communication is really harder than we expect.

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Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

1. The ice breaker: The life I chose

    I'd like to set up my first English blog here, since I just presented my first prepared speech at Toastmasters meeting yesterday. We call it the ice breaker. There are several major reasons for me why I'd like to work here. One of the most important points is you can get opportunities to improve myself from here. Not just technique. Be honest, I didn't deliver that speech very well. However, I believe I can do it better if I keep going.

    Practice make perfect!

    Here is my ice breaker speech text, if you like to read.


                            The life I chose

    When I got my bachelor degree and graduated from Northwest university five years ago, I have never recognized my life has stepped into a new stage from then on.

    As graduation day approached, parties increased. All kind of parties. Usually a party means a dinner time with some guys. We had class dinner, dormitory dinner, laboratory dinner. Dinner with club which I joined, such as math modeling club, English club, and soccer club. BTW, I like soccer very much. My position is the forward. There is no more classes, no homework, no examination any more. We sang, danced and drank lots of beer. Going to sleep in the middle night and woke up at noon. The life habits have changed totally. Funny things always happened. One day, when we woke up and found our dormitory computer was gone. The thief stole it when we were sleeping. Moreover, he unplugged all the cables and only took away the main frame. There were eight persons in the dormitory, but no one heard any sound since too much beer. Although several years passed, I still clearly remember lots funny events during those days.

    When the day came, we had to say good bye to each other. At the very beginning, my parent hoped I can go back to the oil field which they have worked for over thirty years. But I would not. I did not like the work and the work environment in the oil field. I didn’t know what is the exact job which I could do if I went back. But I was really sure I would never have chance to improve my knowledge in IT industry. So there was never any question in my mind that I would never go back. Once that was established, as long as it was feasible, I would be going away anyway. My parent’s perspective changed. Their concern shifted from whether I was going away to how far I would be away. I chose Beijing and join CS&S, China Computer Software & Services company, as a junior software engineer.

    As a freshman in the society, I would attend to one of what seems like a never-ending list of unknowns: What would the company be like? How about the co-works? Could I get along with them ? Would I make friends easily? Would I miss my family so much that I would not be able to stand it? And what about the work, would I be able to keep up? What a real software product looks like? What if the company I selected turned out to be a horrible mistake? Would I be able to transfer to another job?

    At the end of that July, I started my new life in Beijing. The work and went well. I learned a lot of programming skill and got valuable experiences in the product. My life went well, too. I made several good friends in the new company. I did not fell lonely, although I still missed my family very much. We, the new friends and co-works, played soccer every weekend. The role change from a student to a worker happened smoothly. My years in the first company turned out to be some of the best years of my life. And as for friends, some of the friendships I formed there I still treasure today.

    I changed my job two years later. I joined Capital Online, a network company, and worked as a software engineer to develop commercial E-mail server system on Unix. Half a year later, I was promoted to the first level manager. That was a new challenge and good opportunity for me. I learned how to communicate with others. How to explain the same idea to different people by different approaches. I gained both success and failure from my new role. One thing I recognized was that I needed to enrich my experience and widen my eye in a better company.

    God help those who help themselves. Maybe, I am just the lucky guy. On July 2004 which was almost three years after my graduation, I joined Sun. I was proud of being the member of this great company, and was happy to work with so many smart people in this industry. Most important to me, I got chance to know the entire process of a product from the very beginning to the ending. Also, I got chance to improve myself not only technical skills, but also communication and management skills.

    Time flies. Sometimes, I recalled the steps I went across, I am happy I am a lucky man. I got so much happiness and help from my work and my friends. No matter it is a little bitterness or not. To me, the most important thing is I like the life I chose.



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