Friday, June 10, 2011

Suling van Roy

Hi there, my name is Suling and I'm from the tiny country that people call the Netherlands /Holland/Dutchland (according to the French).

When I first got the opportunity to do an internship abroad, I thought to myself: ‘I have to get away from home as far as possible.’ At the time, I wasn’t sure if I was being adventurous or just plain suicidal.

But luckily, my adventure began when I received the opportunity to do an internship at Marketing Mechanics. When I finally got off the plane in Sydney (alive, thankfully), I knew I was never going to return home the same after 4 and a half months.

First off, I’d to thank Diane & Bonnie for their help, encouragement and feedback. It was great working with you guys and thanks for accepting my awkwardness. I’ve learned so much from this experience, being in such a different working environment(the Aussie 'No Worries' motto) and getting to know so many different clients (it was definitely intimidating to be in such direct contact with some of them)

Thank you Andrew for introducing me to the company on my first day and showing me how everything works in Marketing Mechanics (and for saving me from my very disorientated second day -___- )

I will miss making coffee (soup) for my lovely coffee-addicted colleagues, Marcel & Giorgia. Thank you guys so much for your insight in marketing and design.(thanks Marcel for curing my phobia for html, I still hate it, but not as much as I did before =D) Thanks Giorgia for introducing me to the Frankie magazine, another thing to look out for when I'm back in Holland. I wish you guys all the best!

Special note to former fellow intern: Bianca, if you’re reading this, du bist toll!!!(Please don’t laugh at my german) It was great working with you and thanks for being such a good friend!

Now that my time in Australia is coming to an end, I feel like I’m going back to a different world I don’t really recognize anymore. I might pick up my old life back in The Netherlands, going back to the same old routines, but Australia & MM will always have a great influence on me, no matter where I am. I will remember it as the place where I grew up and as a turning point in my life. I seriously can’t think of a better way to enter my twenties and leave my teenage years behind.

Thank you guys so much for everything!

Suling van Roy, The Netherlands

1 comment:

Marcel said...

Hey Sue miss your good vibe.. html is easy Good onya!