Post-90s from the age of 30 to live alive in peace
No one is an adult instantly, and no one can live a vigorous life every day.
There are more than 10,000 days and nights in life, and there is always a special time, like a secret workshop of life, which has written footnotes for today and in the future.
He finally turned the desert island into a drawing, but his expectations of returning home were different.
In May 2017, Chen Hui learned that no one had taken over his work on Obi Island, and that it would take at least a year and a half to complete the entire project. The overseas work task that was supposed to be completed for the first half of the year suddenly suddenly became blurred. Chen Hui stood in place, as if being pinched by the sea wind behind and the mountain wind ahead.
Chen Hui is an engineering surveyor. He went to Obi Island, Indonesia in November 2016, and took on the survey task of the Indonesian Jinchuan laterite nickel mine project. This project is a key project of the “Belt and Road” international capacity cooperation, and it is also the first project of Jinchuan Group, a subsidiary of Chen Hui, in Indonesia.
For Chen Hui, who was only 27 years old and had just worked for five years, it was not easy to take up the job. Although it is also measured, working in Indonesia is more challenging than working in the country. In China, the measurement is usually done by Chen Hui and three colleagues, which can be verified by each other. In Indonesia, all procedures were performed by only one person.
Although the challenge was attractive, Chen Hui and his girlfriend were planning the future. The balance of work and life is about to imbalance, but who can always stand at the midpoint?
In October 2016, Chen Hui and his colleagues set off for Indonesia. The plane circled away, watching the yellow northwestern lands farther and farther. Transiting, taking a boat, hitchhiking, across the northern half of the hemisphere, and crossing the azure blue strait, Chen Hui first set foot on the dense green plants of Obi Island and began the survey of laterite nickel mines.
The surveying work on the island is like a jungle adventure. Chen Hui brought GPS, total station, theodolite, and electronic level to find points, locate, and measure in tall plants. "This is the foundation of building construction. Poor measurement work will directly affect the quality and safety of the building structure." Chen Hui always concentrated on each measurement and used different methods to make multiple measurements to ensure the accuracy of the data. He didn't know that sometimes a snake or lizard was staring at him as an "outsider" on the island.
Chen Hui accurately measured and set up the living area, smelter, and power plant on Obi Island, including more than 100 sub-items, and the entire project is progressing smoothly. However, it is not satisfactory because Obi Island is located in the tropical rain forest climate zone, and the rainy season is long. Especially in 2017, the longest rain lasted 26 days, and the construction period had to be extended. No one can be sure when to go home. The intermittent telecommunications signal still sent the message that his girlfriend broke up.
On sunny days, Chen Hui stood alone on the island and sent away rounds of sunsets, watching the sea change from blue to red, to deeper blue. He gradually got used to the smell of the salty sea breeze.
The survey was finally completed in August 2019. At 5 o'clock in the morning on the 23rd, Chen Hui went to the dock for a boat and looked back at the island. The power plant in operation was brightly lit, and the white lights illuminated the island. A series of measurement data came to mind. Chen Hui said goodbye to Kojima, farewell to every corner of the island.
People always love where they grow. In the past three years, every problem solved on Obi Island has become the medal of Chen Hui's career.
Back in the Northwest, his peers seem to be living the life he had planned—marrying, having children, and earning milk. For Chen Hui, the thirty-year-old harvest is that knowing that the three years of fulfilling the mission is an unexpected gift in life, it is a whole new beginning.