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From New Zealand to Australia to Hong Kong: Mint Mocha Musings

22 July, 2013 09:52  Erin Erin

Mint Mocha Musings news Hi, my name is Nicole...

I was born in the ‘land of the long white cloud’ (aka New Zealand) but as a teenager my family moved across the Tasman (with me kicking and screaming) to the land of sunshine and opportunities, Australia!

Despite my initial objections, it all worked out ok in the sunburnt country… I soon learned to talk the Aussie lingo (Fair Dinkum mate) and never looked back.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After ten years as a Journalist and Newsreader with Australia’s 24- hour news channel, Sky News, I figured I’d inhaled enough high octane hairspray and it was time to do something akin to ‘Carpe Diem.’

Having a husband in hotels made that fantasy a little easier. After putting it out to the universe, Hong Kong came knocking and after a few deep breaths, we upped stumps and relocated from Sydney harbor to the fragrant harbor.
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De Provence en Australie puis à Singapore : Skisoo

18 July, 2013 10:41  Erin Erin

This talented blogger has presented his interview in both English & French! Read his English interview first, with the French interview presented below.

Marina-Bay-Sands-Skisoo-com I'm Laurent, I come from a small village in Provence. I spent six months in Australia and i'm now starting my third year in Singapore.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I went abroad for the first time in Australia for my studies, I had to spend at least three months out of France in order to validate the degree.

Once in Australia, I got the travel bug, I went to finish my studies in France and I left immediately for Singapore.
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Da Siciliana a Shanghai: Ve la diamo noi la Cina

04 July, 2013 10:33  Erin Erin

Ve la diamo noi la Cina shanghaiCiao mi chiamo Ambra Schillirò, sono una giornalista italiana, siciliana al 100% e vivo in Cina! J Gestisco il blog ve la diamo noi la Cina insieme con il mio ragazzo Mattia Cavajon, nella speranza di dare supporto ai nuovi arrivati e di raccontare, a chi non è qui, quanto è folle e stupefacente l’intricato universo cinese.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
E’ una storia stramba, a cui la maggior parte della gente non crede. Stavo guardando la versione cinese del telefilm colombiano Betty la fea. Appena ho visto le situazioni, la gente, i luoghi ho deciso che dovevo andare di persona a… dare un’occhiata. Così, sono andata dai miei e ho detto “Sapete che vi dico? Io me ne vado in Cina”. Una settimana dopo ero a Pechino.
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From Austria to Shenzhen: China Elevator Stories

13 June, 2013 10:07  Erin Erin

China Elevator Stories traditionalHi, I’m R from China Elevator Stories. I’m an Austrian currently living in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities right across the border from Hong Kong.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I have been studying Chinese and have been interested in China for the last few years. Moving here felt like the natural thing to do. Also, I wanted to further my career. There are great job opportunities for me in China and I feel like my creativity is really being appreciated here.
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De la Tunisie au Japon: Un Gaijin au Japon

23 May, 2013 10:03  Erin Erin

Un Gaijin au Japon man Je m’appelle Aala et je suis un français d’origine tunisienne.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Au départ, je suis partis pour apprendre l’anglais, et puis j’ai pris goût au voyage donc j’ai décidé de continuer et de ne plus jamais m’arrêter.
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De Paris à Chiang Mai: Tout un voyage - 2 Farangs en Thaïlande

25 April, 2013 09:47  Erin Erin

tout un voyage Nous sommes Guillaume et Christelle, un couple de Français originaire de Paris. Nous vivons depuis plus de 3 ans à Chiang Mai, dans le nord de la Thaïlande.


1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
L’idée de partir s’est imposé un jour d’août 2009. Nous nous ennuyions fermement dans notre vie parisienne. J’ai proposé à mon mari de tout quitter et de s’installer en Asie, un continent que nous affectionnons particulièrement.

Le choix de la Thaïlande est un peu le résultat de nombreux concours de circonstances.

Un de nos très bons amis français vivait depuis 2 ans en Thaïlande avec sa femme thaïlandaise. Nous sommes partis assister à son mariage à Chiang Mai en décembre 2009.

Lors de ce séjour, nous avons totalement été séduits par le pays et les Thaïlandais. De plus, cela ne semblait pas trop compliqué pour des étrangers de monter une petite affaire et d’obtenir des visas.
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From Calgary to Bangkok: The Facetious Farang

11 February, 2013 09:56  Erin Erin

Facetious Farang My name is Ruth, and I blog at The Facetious Farang. I’m from Calgary in Western Canada, and I currently live waaay out in the suburbs of steamy Bangkok, Thailand.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My husband and I both love travelling, and we’d always wanted to live abroad. When I was finishing my master’s thesis, we made a deal: once I graduated, we’d move to the first country that offered one of us a decent job. As graduation loomed, I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, while he had a career as a high school teacher. Needless to say, he got the job offer, and here we are in Thailand.
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From Manchester to USA to Singapore: It's Lynny Kansas

31 January, 2013 08:03  Erin Erin

My family its lynny kansas My name is Lynn, but a number of years ago, thanks to a “Dorothy” Halloween costume I wore one year, my friends daughter started calling me Lynny Kansas, it kind of stuck - hence the name of my blog, It’s Lynny Kansas.  Not everyone calls me Lynny Kansas, but I do get called Lynny a lot which I don’t mind and actually kind of like.  As my Mum always used to say, as long as you don’t call me late for my supper, you can call me whatever you like!

I originally hail from Manchester, in the North West of England, I spent 17 years living in the USA, but now reside in hot and steamy Singapore.

1. Why did you move abroad?
My first move abroad was in 1994 when my husband took a 3 year secondment job in Connecticut in the USA.  This turned into 6 years, by which time we decided we didn’t really want to move back to the UK as we had acclimatized to the USA lifestyle (and weather).  My husband changed jobs, and we spent a further 11 years living in Virginia, USA,  before a promotion with his Company brought us out to Singapore in 2011. (More)

   


From the UK to Malaysia: My Asian Town Throwdown

24 January, 2013 09:40  Erin Erin

asian town throwdown turtleHi!
I’m Glenn, 20 years old and a student from a University in the UK. Currently I am living and working In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, having flown out here in July 2012 not knowing what the hell the next 12 months was going to entail!  I’ve got work as a trainee in a construction company out here along with a few other classmates and I started blogging really just to document my travels, experience and trials and tribulations during my time in Asia.
Cheers!

1. Why did you move abroad?

Well, my reasons might me different from a lot of people on this site as I know my time spent abroad is for a finite amount of time.
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From Texas to Penang: Malaysian Meanders

24 December, 2012 08:41  Erin Erin

Malaysian Meanders profile

Howdy and Selamat Datang! My name is Michele. I originally hail for Texas but have lived on the tropical island of Penang, Malaysia since the summer of 2011. Before I moved, I was your typical, suburban stay-at-home mom to three kids. Now, I consider myself a jetsetting housewife of mystery. This is the first time my family has lived overseas.  My parents are Chinese from the Philippines, but I was born and raised in America. Living in Southeast Asia has been a terrific opportunity to reconnect with my heritage. Our contract here is just for a few years, and we expect to return to our home in Texas when we’re finished.

1. Why did you move abroad?
When I was growing up in the USA, my immigrant parents always imbued in me a sense that America is the best place to be. My mom tells the story of a childhood dream where she made three cartwheels and found herself in America. Getting their immigration papers and moving from the Philippines to California fulfilled a lifelong wish. I was raised hearing about the sacrifices they made so that their kids could live in “The Land of Opportunity” where even poor, immigrant Asians had the chance to succeed. So, I never really considered living anywhere else other than the USA.

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