It seems that pretty much everyone these days is talking about globalisation, whether it is a good or a bad thing. I myself actually think that it is the direction where we are going all the time. The world is becoming smaller and smaller. Every year you learn more about the world you haven’t known before and nowadays it seems that everyone knows someone on the other side of the world.
Globalisation also changes our view of the world - some of the people are afraid of change and some are just seeing the benefits. I am seeing it as a good change opening new possibilities and I have been watching how my industry has also been taking the steps in this field. At the same time globalisation has allowed us to start understanding the world in better way - not just financially but also from cultural point of view.
As some of you already know, my life has changed a little bit since last Spring. I magically came across with someone who shares the same kind of open mind with me. Who is not afraid to jump into the unknown and is not afraid to learning new and getting to know someone living on the other side of the globe. It is quite amazing to see how small world we are living in after all - suddenly you know someone from the other side of the world.
What you get when you combine two different cultures, distance, different experiences in life and love? You get something amazing and beautiful of course. I have always thought that there isn’t one side in anything - you need to combine several sides of the story to understand anything. That is the reason why combining two different cultures is actually very interesting. I have now been studying a small portion of Chinese culture and I still do not understand much. Everyday I encounter something new and it requires me to study it further to understand. Life is continuos learning.
Distance is a little bit of a challenge; of course travelling is fun and I still love aircrafts - even after I have had so bad luck with me. There is a time difference between Finland and China, which causes that you cannot always communicate very efficiently. Both of us are working hard and especially for me this Autumn has been challenging at the office (so stuff happening). But it is part of this phase now, everything will stabilise in the future.