As you may know from a previous post, I’ve been working abroad. Myself and two other colleagues were sent to Dubai to visit the new office and other colleagues there, then jetted off to the city of Hong Kong.
We were there for a total of 12 days and most of the trip was spent planning where to eat next. The food in Hong Kong is amazing! Much better than in UK, I miss it already! I’ve been posting most on Instagram already but if you missed it…
I worked on projects from the UK as well as new projects for our Asia launch. Our company is planning to expand internationally which is really exciting, so the three of us were working our asses off 12-15 hours every day (mad I know, but the work ethic over there is really outstanding. People will work long hours to get things done and sometimes ahead of schedule). New websites and campaigns were created and launched which took us 3 days to do. I realises that I was able to achieve a lot more than I normally would once I put my head down to it.
We worked from an adhoc desk rental space called CoCoon. It’s a really bright and friendly office space to be working from. Everyone was really nice and there were so many startups building their business it was a real eye opener. They hold a lot of events there like pitches form new startups to talk about their business and win investors. It was really interesting! (Maybe I’ll write about it in another post) We also participated in an internship event where startup companies interviewed a group if Hong Kong University students to hire some for the spring term to help them out for 4 weeks. We ended up hiring 3 to help us out with search campaigns and to teach them statistics.
On our weekend, the boss took us hiking up Dragons Back (yes even on our time off we had a ‘family day’ outing Lol!) All the way to Big Mouth Bay. It was a two hour hike which I actually enjoyed. The fresh air felt refreshing and woke us all up. The weather was pleasant and not scorching hot to the point I felt dehydrated. So it was a lovely day trip which ended with a nice Vietnamese meal in Stanley, and then back to the hotel for a meeting to plan our week ahead.
I was exhausted by the end of it and was so glad to see my own bed when I set foot in the house. I didn’t unpack till a couple days later Lol. We didn’t have much time to go shopping so I only managed to buy a few new skirts but a lot of masks and some make up from SaSa.
When I got back I felt like I was about to collapse. I had never slept so much in such a short period of time! So glad to be home. ^^