Tag Archive: expat

A Holiday Abroad

I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams…This song has been playing repeat in my head over the last few weeks. During this time of year, I tend to be overcome… Continue reading

What Are We Running From?

Those who choose to live abroad are often idealized but in the same breath get questioned about their motives. When I decided to make the leap to move abroad the first time and… Continue reading

Trekking Thailand: Elephants, Tigers, and Bangla..Oh My!

As the plane glided into the air, Phuket disappearing in the distance, I began to reflect on the last 10 days in Thailand. One thought looping in my head, HOW am I still… Continue reading

Happiness Can be Found in a Balanced Life

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castenada Do you ever think about how much energy we put into ourselves? Believe… Continue reading

Finding Peace in Hagwon Hell

I am feeling strong today. I am happy and content with my life. I am patient and calm, and greet the day with ease… These are the phrases my coworkers and I would… Continue reading

Feed the Wanderlust With a TEFL

Loading the plane, bag in hand I could hear my heart beating louder as I inched closer to my seat. My hands trembled as I struggled to put away my luggage. I couldn’t… Continue reading

What They Won’t Tell You About Moving Abroad

You got the job, the plane ticket is purchased, and you are on your way to starting your new life as an expat. This is such an exciting time for you! Props to… Continue reading

Konnichiwa, Japan!

This past November was my fifth Thanksgiving and birthday away from home, and what better way to spend it then in Japan! My coworker Xisa and I ventured to Osaka, Japan to spend… Continue reading

Paradise Found in Boracay

One of the best parts of teaching in Asia was the accessibility to some of the world’s most pristine and idyllic beaches. I’ve been fortunate enough to lounge on beaches covered with white… Continue reading

My Top Lost In Translation Moments

Living in a foreign country, you will encounter the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyday brings an interesting of frustrating experience. It became a running joke in Hong Kong that anything that… Continue reading