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.
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.