Last Friday morning, Eurostar brought me from London St Pancras to Brussels, the heart of Europe, renowned for its delicious chocolates, beer, and waffles. Getting off the train, I found every sign post was in French, Dutch or German. How can I do?! No worries! The people here are friendly and welcoming, who are easy to converse with in English as well.
After a short nap in hotel, I was fresh as a daisy.Yeah! It was time to attend the Night of Actuaries! Taking a shower, shining my shoes. Ready? Here we go!
In the event, I met many European actuaries. We talked about the implementation of Solvency II, the emerging of Asia market, the culture of China… In the meanwhile, they were quite happy to be the “business card” of Brussels- What is the best beer? Where is the best tourist destination, etc. Actuary became a city marketer:）Also, I felt myself being the most welcomed guest in the night.
The next two days, I took it as a great opportunity to discover the city. Grand palace, Coudenburg, Mini Europe, Atomium, etc, I was not only impressed by all these popular attractions, fabulous architectures, but also appreciated Brussels’ great spirit and unique humour!