Welcome

Welcome to my blog that records my journey living across different countries. Here you’ll find personal stories of how I’ve survived living in three continents, originating from Canada to taking the leap of faith on an exchange to Singapore, to surviving an 8-month battle in France and now finally landed in a city that never sleeps, Hong Kong.

Surviving Year One

It was about a year ago when I suddenly received a letter from Hong Kong University, accepting me into their
Surviving Year One

Work-Life Balance

Week three. It's real. I'm in my third week of my masters program at Hong Kong University (HKU). Never have
Work-Life Balance

Company Culture

I've always knew that I wanted to work in a small - medium company. I've been told before that I'm
Company Culture

A New Beginning

"Every ending is a new beginning" On May 30th, my contract with Chatteris Educational Foundation has ended in Hong Kong. It
A New Beginning

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Hong Kong, China

I currently reside in Hong Kong after my first ten months have proven to be the best year abroad. I originally came to Hong Kong on a work visa in August 2014 to teach English at the local college. For nine months, I worked in the language centre, creating a positive English learning environment for students through workshops, discussions, tutorials and events. Currently I’m working at a private learning centre, working with teachers and operations.

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Paris, France

I’ve spent a hard 9 months living and surviving as a language assistant in Paris. From dealing with administration, to language barrier and a lot of misfortune, I describe my year in France as a “sink or swim” experience. Yet despite all these challenges, coming home was never an option and these are the stories that kept me alive.

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Quebec, Canada

I started my teaching English and learning French career in Quebec, Canada. After graduating university in 2012, I went to study French for the first time in Montreal for 5 weeks , followed by living 10 months in Alma, where I taught English. Living in a small town was tough, and it was here where I learned to survive the cold winter, isolation and becoming independent. “Fake it til I make it.”

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto holds a special place in my heart. It is where I am from, where I was born and grew up in, and a place I always call ‘home.’ While living abroad, I always compare and contrast what are the differences with Toronto, and I find myself to appreciate more of my hometown the longer I am away. I don’t know when I’ll go home or whether I’ll live there, but my family is still there and I love exploring the city when I’m back home.

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