Asia


From the USA to Seoul: Asia Vu

08 December, 2011 11:54  Erin Erin

Asia VuMy name is Caroline.  I’m an American living in Seoul, South Korea with my husband and two teenage sons.  My husband and I are both TCKs (Third Culture Kids); our childhoods were spent in Asia and Europe, as well as all over the US. We were thrilled to give our own kids an opportunity to experience the fun – as well as the challenges – of living in a different culture.

1. Why did you move abroad?  
My husband works for a multinational Design/Engineering firm that is doing work in Seoul.
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From the UK to Canada to Vietnam: Saigon- Why Am I Here?

28 November, 2011 09:36  Erin Erin

elka kids Saigon Why Am I Here Xin chao! My name is Elka Ray. I was born in the UK, grew up in Canada and have spent the past 16 years living in Vietnam.

1. Why did you move abroad?
After high school, I backpacked around Southeast Asia for six months. I was 18 years old, blonde, totally clueless, and lucky to have survived! But I loved it. After doing a degree in Journalism and Asian Studies I moved to Vietnam “for one year” as I wanted to learn more about the country. At that time, Vietnam had only recently reopened to foreigners.
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From the Netherlands to Hong Kong: Being Dutch in Asia

03 November, 2011 10:56  Erin Erin

Roald Dutch Asia pictureHi! My name is Roald, I’m originally from The Netherlands but living and working in Hong Kong since this summer. Although I have lived in The Netherlands for all my life, I have been working as an IT professional on projects in many different countries in Europe and Asia.

1. Why did you move abroad?
Ever since the first day I came to Hong Kong several years ago, I’ve been fascinated with this city. I still remember the first time I arrived here; the high-rises, neon signs, the millions of people, the food. That feeling of excitement only grew stronger during the times that I visited the city for my work again, so when I got the chance to relocate here, I didn’t hesitate for a moment.
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From Canada to Tokyo: Whoa...I'm in Japan?

13 October, 2011 10:35  Erin Erin

japan amanda I’m Amanda, a girl on life’s journey – literally. I love to travel and my current stop is the fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating country that is Japan.

1. Why did you move abroad? If I’m being completely honest, I needed an escape. Life had become too mundane, and the routine was digging into me like a slow brand, or a hole made by the constant slow drip, drip, drip of water.

2. How do you make a living? I work as an English Instructor. I like this job because I went to school for English literature and journalism, and I get to use all my English language and grammar knowledge. I also like talking to people and it’s rewarding to watch them learn. (More)

   


De Costa Rica a SeĂșl: Desde SeĂșl

19 September, 2011 09:02  Erin Erin

desde seulMe llamo Elías Molina, tengo 21 años y soy originario de Costa Rica (en América Central). Desde hace más de 1 año y medio resido en las afueras de Seúl, la capital de Corea del Sur.

1. ¿Por qué se fue al extranjero?
En mi país de origen, participé para una beca para realizar los estudios de bachillerato en una universidad en Corea del Sur. Luego de varias semanas de papeleo, y entrevistas, y alrededor de 2 ó 3 meses de espera en silencio, me notificaron que había sido elegido, y que tenía que volar a Corea dentro de 2 semanas. Por lo tanto, actualmente y por unos años más estaré realizando mis estudios universitarios en este país.
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Von Deutschland zu Kuala Lumpur: Ein Neues Leben in Malaysia

08 September, 2011 09:57  Erin Erin

fishing village Malaysia German Mein Name ist Conny Sandland ich bin Deutsche und lebe jetzt in der Nähe von Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1. Warum bist du ins Ausland umgezogen?
Wir hatten schon lange den Wunsch in einem anderen Land zu leben. Gründe dafür waren zum einen das schlechte und kühle Wetter in Deutschland, die hohe Steuerlast, allerdings auch die typisch schlechte Laune und Schwarzmalerei der Deutschen.
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From Chicago to Kathmandu: The Kathmanduo

25 August, 2011 10:11  Erin Erin

kathmanduo mtns Hello! Our names are Claudine and Brian, but feel free to refer to us as the Kathmanduo.  We’re just two Type-A go-getters who traded life in Chicago’s corporate skyscrapers for expat adventure on the Roof of the World: Kathmandu, Nepal.

1. Why did you move abroad?

Faced with a crossroads in life, Claudine yearned to return to her passions for Asia and international development work. Brian longed for…well, anything but corporate law. Seeking the simplest, most obvious solution, we decided to move to Kathmandu, where Claudine spent a summer doing research in college and as newlyweds we honeymooned in bliss. Except for that one food poisoning incident.
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De Nice Ă  PĂ©kin: Et pendant ce temps lĂ  Ă  PĂ©kin...

08 August, 2011 09:24  Erin Erin

peking french Je m'appelle Marion, j'ai vécu 8 ans à Nice avant de m'envoler pour Pékin.

1. Pourquoi êtes-vous partis à l'étranger ?
Après le bac (il y a 10 ans de cela) mon rve était de partir vivre un an à l'étranger, seule. Mes rêves portaient alors sur l'Amérique du Sud. Et cela n'a pas pu se faire à ce moment. Puis ensuite le temps passe, on va à la fac, on rencontre un petit ami avec qui on s'installe, on obtient son concours... Le train-train quotidien nous emporte et on se dit qu'on est finalement pas fait pour l'aventure et la vie à l'étranger. Et puis par hasard je suis tombée sur les postes de résidents offerts par l'AEFE (agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger qui gère les établissements scolaires français à l'étranger). Je me suis rendu compte ce jour là qu'il existait de spostes en documentation dans les lycées français. Il y avait cette année là un poste à Zapopan au Mexique! En découvrant ça l'envie est revenue comme par magie et c'était presque devenu un « besoin». J'avais une semaine pour envoyer les dossiers et je l'ai fais et l'idée ne m'a pas lâché. C'était cette année où jamais. J'ai envoyé les dossiers pour les contrats de résidents, sans y croire, et j'ai passé des mercredis entiers à envoyé des candidatures spontanées dans tous les établissements où j'aurais aimé allée (Moscou, Beyrouth, Stockolm, Lima, Hanoï...). Finalement je n'ia pas obtenu de contrat de résident mais j'ai été classé 3ème à Porto ce qui était encourageant!

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From Sydney to Hong Kong: Eclectic Cool

28 July, 2011 09:41  Erin Erin

eclectic cool joanne I am Joanne, a Sydneysider. I own and design the lifestyle label, Eclectic Cool, based in Hong Kong.  I have been living in Hong Kong for 4.5 years with my family: a husband, 3 kids and a dog.   

1. Why did you move abroad?
I moved to Hong Kong as my husband was doing a lot of travelling from Sydney all around the world chasing great business opportunities. A move to Asia meant that he was closer to the action and the travelling was easier. I was also keen to develop my business ideas in Asia.
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Di Padova in Thailandia e Malesia: Worldoscope & Mondoscopio

18 July, 2011 09:09  Erin Erin

fabio mondoscopeThis talented Blogger presented his interview in both English & Italian! Read our first Italian interview below and check out his English & Italian blogs.

Mi chiamo Fabio, sono nato a Padova. Attualmente vivo nel sud est asiatico, la maggior parte del tempo tra Thailandia e Malesia.

1. Perché ti sei trasferito all'estero?
Non c'è una ragione particolare. E' stato un impulso, qualcosa di piuttosto irrazionale. Credo di averlo fatto più che altro per curiosità e irrequietezza. (More)

   


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