Having a successful career and being married to a beautiful woman is probably every man’s dream. So, what more can this Hebei man who has both ask for? Because of that, he even became the talk of the town.
Well, this man named Mei Aicai from Chengde also had his humble beginnings. He took on the risk to live in a foreign country he knew nothing of and without even knowing what awaits him there. Now, if you think that he performed well in school for him to be that confident to take a higher degree in Ukraine, you are wrong. In fact, 12 years ago, when he took the Gaokao exam, he was only able to score 320. Also, the main reason why he decided to continue his studies in Ukraine is because the cost is quite similar to that in China.
Of course, since it was a foreign place, it has not been easy for Mei Aicai. He even mentioned how nervous he was at that time. So, he did some preparations before moving to Kharkov.
In an interview for Tencent News, he stated that:
”Before I left the country, I went to Shijiazhuang and learned Russian for a month, but ultimately only learned ‘hello, I want water’. When I got on the plane, I was really nervous, not knowing what would be waiting for me in an unknown country.”
He spent a month studying the Russian language but since it was only just a short amount of time, he experienced problems during the first months studying a preparatory course. Mei Aicai also shared the hardships he experienced including eating cabbage and potatoes most of the time for the reason that they are the cheapest there.
“Only after going out in the world did I slowly understand my parents’ hardships. For the first two years, the things I ate the most were potatoes and cabbage, as these two things are the cheapest in Ukraine.
… The first year abroad, what I felt most was loneliness and helplessness, and everyday I wanted to go [back] home. At that time, I did not have a phone or a computer, so I eagerly waited for the weekends when I could go to the internet cafe to chat with my family,” he told Lollipop.sg.
After graduating from his preparatory course, he pursued studying at Kharkov Academy of Fine Arts. Mei Dasha met Mei Aicai through ping pong and they decided to get married when she was just 17 years old.
Although she’s young that time, she was a good student and a good wife. She was the one who supported Aicai in his decision to quit his job and establish his own business. His decision was right because now, he owns a company who imports and exports grain, equipment, and oil. He’s also building a villa for his family.
Despite his success, his happiness in life is quite simple. He said "Some people think I am very successful, but I feel my greatest happiness comes from my family. I come home everyday on time to eat with my wife, and afterward we go for a walk. I feel this kind of life is very happy.”
What else can we say? For sure, many men out there would want to live the life that he is currently living. His success story went viral and has inspired other people to also try out their luck in career and in love in Ukraine.
Indeed, having someone by your side who supports you all the way can significantly help in achieving success.