26. What is your job? What does your job involve?
I'm a sales manager. I’m in charge of overseeing sales operations for all of northern China,including Beijing. I have about 40 employees under me who are regional sales representatives.
27. How do you like your job?
I enjoy it very much. It does have its ups and downs,but really it's quite a good job. I enjoy the people I work with too, which really can make or break a job. We work very well together and can trust each other to do our fair share.
28. What made you decide to get into this field?
I didn't really plan to be a teacher at first, but my parents encouraged me to go into teaching. At first I really disliked it immensely. I lacked confidence and felt very insecure standing in front of a room full of students. Somehow, I made it through the first term, and managed a bit better the second. After that, I felt that I had made an impact on some of my students, and when they came to thank me for teaching them, I really was deeply touched. From that point on, I decided to work harder at preparing my classes so that I could teach them well. The following year went really well. I enjoyed my classes and the challenges of teaching. That's when I knew that teaching was the right profession for me.
29. How did you become interested in your hobby?
When I was young, my father has always involved me in different activities. My father is a
ping-pong coach in a high school. So I always have a chance to follow him when he coached. When I was in the school, I got a chance to play with other students in other sports. So that's how I developed my skills in different sports.
30. How do you spend your weekends?
I usually sleep on Saturday morning if I can, study in the afternoon in the library, and go out with friends in the evening. On Sundays, I like to go shopping and just spend time walking around outside, if the weather is nice. If I don't have much money, I still like to go window shopping and I almost get as much pleasure out of that!