Tag Archive: expatliving

On Moving Abroad: What I Wish I Knew the First Time

Moving to a new city, especially abroad, can be overwhelming and terrifying. It’s hard to know what to expect, being completely green and naïve to the new environment. Not only are you starting… Continue reading

Hong Kong:The Big Return

Alas, I am back in the vibrant and bustling city known as Hong Kong. Having been gone for a year, I have had time to reflect on my time away. Since being away,… Continue reading

The Trials and Tribulations of Reverse Culture Shock

Starting life in a new country brings bouts of frustration and unforeseen challenges, testing your survival skills from every angle. Culture shock is inevitable. Immersing oneself in a new environment will rock your… Continue reading

The Transformation of Being an Expat

Becoming an expat, change happens whether you expect it or not. Depending where you are in the world, the change may be more extreme than others. You will go through an emotional change,… 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

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

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