(義大利 Veragon實習生 國貿系 陳同學)
A great man, Franklin Roosevelt, once said” The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” I believe what I dream. Once I make up my mind, I persist and cherish because I aspire to make it come true. Working abroad is one of my goals.
Not only did I experience Italian culture and Italian dish but enjoy the predicaments I face in Italy as well. How to overcome challenges was the most important thing I obtain in Italy. I will not say I learn a lot form the challenges, but I will say I change my attitude indeed when I face the problems. What did I change? Not only am I much more valiant and optimistic but far more persistent and stronger to face difficulties. I enjoyed the predicaments.
Except working experience, I have enjoyed the life in Italy. I try their food involving pasta, pizza, ice cream, and coffee. I love Italian ice cream very much because it is tasty and different from ice cream in Taiwan. Wine is necessary in Italian life as well. Wine is cheap in the super market. They drink wine like Taiwanese drink tea. I try to take wine as my drink instead of coke or juice. Furthermore, making friends with Italian is the fastest way to know their life and culture. Italian personality somehow likes Taiwanese. Some of Italian I met is conservative to strangers, but as they trust you and regard you as a friend, they will treat you as part of their family. Last but not the least, their time schedule must have one with their family. However, Taiwanese may have to spare out their time from work to accompany with family. Therefore, I try to take my life pace slower and fit into their living pace.
I have changed myself in this half of year in Italy. First, I learned how to cook. I often cook by myself instead of eating outside by spending a lot of money. I love sea food, so I deal with the fresh squid, salmon, shrimp, clam and so on. Even it is my first time to cope with the creatures which are alive and live in the ocean; I still enjoyed cooking sea food dishes again and again. In addition, I get used to give compliment to others. I learned it from Italian because they like to give compliment to people. It is a decent habit. After receiving compliment from a person, people smile with a sincere and joyful mood. Not only I feel good, but the one who received compliment from me feel great as well. Last, Italian focuses on their living quality and lives in the moments. They will not spend too much time on their work. They need to take a rest, so they have power to work. For instance, they like to drink coffee about 11 o’clock before the lunch time. Therefore, I tried coffee and took a short break in my working period.
On my last day in Veragon, I have made cards to my colleagues. I have never made any cards before. As a result, I spent longer time than general because I wish to do it perfectly. Why I made these cards? The inspiration came to my childhood dream- Introduce Taiwan to the world. Not only do I appreciate colleagues in Veragon but introduce my lovely country--Taiwan! To western, Taiwan is not as famous as China, Japan, and Korea. Taiwan even often recognized to Thailand as well. I wish Taiwan to be known to people in the world. Hence, I made the cards with a shape of Taiwan. Wish they remember Taiwan and friendly Taiwanese. I will not do better but best!
In conclusion, adventure benefits greatly; it fevers the imagination concerning the world. Traveling can bring us to a world imbued with surprises and thrills. Enjoy the life with adventure. It is not length of life but depth of life, after all.