Self Q&A

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

Q1: Who am I?

A1: I’m Sijia, a 2nd year master student in public relations.

Q2: Hometown?

A2: Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang province in southeast China. (I used to tell people I’m from Shanghai just to avoid the two-second embarrassing moment when people heard the word of  “Hangzhou”, had no idea what is it, didn’t know how to respond).  But recently, I kind of enjoy the precious two seconds which gives me a chance to introduce the city, since I’m  focusing on city branding as my project topic. 

Q3:Why taking this course?

A3:I guess like it or not, new media is something we cannot escape from for the rest of our lives, so, better learn and understand it right now. And, seriously, the usage and power of new media has barely been explored and the horizon of media can be totally different several years later when new media is more mature and flourishing. There are just so many things to be studied and experimented in this field.

Q4: Loves and hates?

A4: Loves: delicious food, stupid drama, humorous people, travel and sleep.

      Hates: nothing really.

  1. Hi, Sijia. This is a very cool WP theme you have chosen!

    “City branding” strikes me as a very interesting idea. I’m not familiar with it, but I can easily guess what it means. So, if some American (like me) is not acquainted with Hangzhou — and ALSO not acquainted with Shanghai — what can you say simply to tell me how the two cities are different?

    I must admit that even though I have traveled to many different countries, I have never visited China (OR India)! Wah!

    • Sijia says:

      That’s a tough question, I really need to think through before answering it.

      Well, my home town Hangzhou is trying to build its city brand as “City of Quality Life”. Comparing to Shanghai, it’s more laid-back or life-oriented, you can say. The life pace is not as fast as Shanghai, and a main stream belief shared by most of the Hangzhounese is that work when you have to and relax when you can. That’s why the tea houses and restaurants are always, always full, and Web sites that talk about what to eat and where to play is forever popular. People need to make reservations weeks ago or wait in lines for an hour or more to get into a “IN” dining place and they seem happy doing that. Hangzhou performes pretty well economically among other cities in China, but local people (including me) are more proud of being ranked as the China’s happiest city for the past several years.^^

      And for Shanghai, it is really an international city. As many other major cities like New York or Tokyo, Shanghai has great diversity, peppered with tall buildings, global companies, fast-walking people and people with big dreams. It’s definitely a more international and exciting place to live and visit than Hangzhou (but Hangzhou is the city you really want to visit and live while in China. And please pardon my selfishness here…)

  2. I love your theme. It’s clean and edgy!

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