Category: Advice

Experience of a Third-Culture Kid: Alaine Handa

Today, I am so excited to have Alaine Handa to share her story as a third-culture kid! Not only is she an avid traveler, her whole life revolves around adapting in new cities and surviving in them. So without further due, let’s get started!  What is your name and...

Three Mistakes I Made Living Abroad

Once upon a time, I was naïve. I believed in the myth: “If you lived in a city, you would become fluent in that language.” I never experienced language barrier or cultural shock before and people always talk about how ‘immersion’ is so easy. You always hear how people...

Three Months in Gabon, Africa

My friend, Melissa, recently visited Gabon in Central Africa for three months. She had a really positive experience and wanted to share it on my blog. I need to also mention she’s a Canadian-born Chinese so imagine what it is like to stick out like a sore thumb! (I...

The Harsh Reality of Living Abroad

Since graduating in 2012, I have been traveling and working abroad. My family thinks it is an abnormal, nomadic life that I have chosen and even though they are supportive, they are tired of seeing me leaving home each and every year. Society tells me that nomadic living is...