Fun fact: in our Netherlands office, we are 21 colleagues (and counting!) and 13 nationalities! One of those is Thai, represented by our interviewee of today: Phattariya on her passport, but for everyone else, she is Pui, from our Sales Support team.
Let’s start by getting to know you – who are you, where do you come from, and how do you find Amsterdam?
My name is Phattariya Cholpratin, and my nickname is Pui. I am originally from Thailand but moved to the Netherlands in 2009. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in Business Information Systems from Assumption University in Thailand.
Moving from Thailand to Amsterdam was an exciting experience for me. Leaving my home country behind wasn’t easy (I miss Thai food so much!). But, even though the Thai community in the Netherlands is not particularly large, I feel fortunate to have met some amazing Thai friends here; also, since moving here, I have learned to cook Thai myself.
Today, I am happy to call Amsterdam my home. Living in a multicultural city like Amsterdam has influenced how I see the world and made me value different cultures.