My Life Abroad

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Leaving behind your work and your comfortable life of your native country is not that easy. It takes determine and courage to do that. I am public school teacher earning good and with a very good insurance wanting to see the life out of your comfort zone. It is really my heart and my dream to work and live in a foreign land where I can learn new culture, norms, tradition and meet new people. I really like seeing new environment and living alone without any familiar faces where I used to be.
So I left my work and family just to try other venture in life which I think would satisfy me. When first time in this foreign land I was culture shock and find time to adjust my self in this new environment. Learning the language is the primary factor to be considered.

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Communication is very important in our daily life. However, I find hard to learn the language because Chinese language is very hard to master. Though, I learn some but it is hard for me to articulate and enunciate their language. I think English would be good to use but I was wrong only some people can speak English. One in a thousand people you can find who can speak English.

Now I am already one year here in China but I only learn some words and phrases and cannot really communicate with Chinese well, this is the burden that I have here now. However, I do enjoy the life here; nice people, delicious food and beautiful scenic spots. Eventually, as time goes by the desire to go back to my homeland is giving me a homesickness but I need to finish my contract here first and take a vacation soon.

Things are not getting good in my company. My company is not paying well anymore and not even giving benefits to the foreign teacher. I am thinking of not finishing my contract.

My Life Abroad, Seekyt

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My Life Abroad, Seekyt
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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.