Born and raised in Shanghai (China), a city used to be named as “Paris of Asia”, I have always been exposed to an environment which is dynamic, tolerate, competitive and modern. During my previous job, I was travelling all over the world which helped me to figure out the place which make me feel comfortable to settle down for a while. After spending one year in Singapore, which is also a dynamic, tolerant and modern country, I decided to come back to Europe and continue my professional career.
Apart from my professional life, I enjoy practicing yoga and hiking in small villages in Luxembourg. The yoga community is growing in Luxembourg which will bring more competent yoga teachers. The unique geographic character of Luxembourg offered various options of hiking trails which meet the needs of various hikers.
How long have you been in Luxembourg?
Almost two years since summer of 2015.
Which reason took you to Luxembourg?
I had a job offer in the domain which I am really interested in which gave me the opportunity to move to Luxembourg.
Tell us few things that have surprised you when first arrived?
As I had lived in other European cities before moving to Luxembourg, nothing particularly surprised me. One thing that I did not know and surprised me is that many people who work in Luxembourg do not live in Luxembourg and therefore they have their private life away from the professional community.
Can you give me 3 adjectives to describe your life in the Grand Duchy?
Dynamic, balanced and convenient.
What aspect of Luxembourg would you miss if you had to leave tomorrow?
The opportunity to hear three languages (English, French and German) during daily life and the geographic beauty of the country.
Tell us what is your preferred district in Luxembourg and why?
The Grund area because it has a little river which remind me of the big river of my hometown Shanghai.
Do you go often out to eat and if yes what is your favourite type of cuisine?
I often have lunches during the weekdays outside as it takes time to prepare for it at home the day before. Besides that, I go out for dinner about once a week. I am still exploring different Chinese restaurants in Luxembourg.
Can you give me one word in your language which is impossible to translate into other languages?
“ge ju” : It means “thought patterns” “scope of mind”
I like being part of an international community and help people of my country to feel more comfortable when settling down in the new country.