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Hong Kong

Stewart McKay, Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon)

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday April 14, 2015 (23:31:46)
Stewart McKay, Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon)
Who are you?

My name is Stewart, and I am an English teacher currently living in Hong Kong. I'm originally from the UK.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Hong Kong just over 3 years ago. I always intended to move abroad, to teach English, and a job came up here before anywhere else.

What challenges did you face during the move?   more ...

Hong Kong > Expat Experiences

Hong Kong

Mary Tod, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Thursday August 08, 2013 (03:11:19)
Mary Tod
Who are you?

My name is Mary Tod. For thirty years I worked in the information technology and consulting industries in various roles including marketing, sales and senior management. Now, I am obsessed with writing historical fiction and being an expat is the reason for that change. I am happily married and have two adult children.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Summer 2004 – the summer that changed my life. In July of that year, my husband’s company asked him to consider a three-year assignment to Hong Kong. We hesitated only long enough to consult with our children and mothers then plunged into planning and moving, riding the waves of fantasy and euphoria for the next few months. Everything seemed full of possibilities.   more ...

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Hong Kong

Angelina Draper, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Saturday April 20, 2013 (01:31:55)
Angelina Draper
Who are you?

Angelina Draper, life long expat born in what was Jugoslavia to an Irish mother and Jugoslav father. First an expat child, then an expat in my own right and now an expat wife. So far I've lived in 26 homes on three continents, seven countries and eleven cities.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

This time I moved to Hong Kong because of my husband's work. An opportunity arose for him at the same time we were considering starting a family, so we thought a few years in Asia would be a nice way to spend what I have nicknamed my maternity leave.   more ...

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Christine Navin, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Friday March 08, 2013 (19:49:16)
Christine Navin
If you've never been to a wet market in Hong Kong, you are more than welcome to tag along with me. Loosely translated, a wet market is a catch-all phrase describing any open air market offering fresh produce, seafood, meat, and fowl, among other exotic-to-me delicacies. Fresh, as in the fish are still swimming and the ducks are still quacking. If you're with me, you won't be around when the swimming and quacking, not to mention chirping or grunting, comes to an abrupt end. No. We pay for our most boring tropical fruit purchase and walk quickly away, turning around only when we hear "gweilo faan wai" being called out, which I believe is Cantonese for white lady with the squeamish stomach.   more ...

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Hong Kong

Roald Andersen, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Monday February 04, 2013 (23:41:59)
Roald Andersen
Who are you?

Hi! My name is Roald Andersen. I am originally from The Netherlands but have been living and working in Hong Kong since the summer of 2011. I am an IT professional with over 15 years of experience, an entrepreneur and personal coach.

A major part of my work involves travelling. As an IT project manager I have managed projects in Europe, the American continent and many countries in Asia. But besides work, I have always had a passion for exploring this world, and therefore I consider myself very fortunate that for more than 10 years now I have had the opportunity to travel around this planet and meet so many interesting people.   more ...

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Hong Kong

Madeline Acton Rae, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Saturday February 02, 2013 (02:30:12)
Madeline Acton Rae
Who are you?

Madeline Acton Rae


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My husband and I moved from NYC to Singapore for his business. At the end of 2012, after 4 years in Singapore, his company moved us to Hong Kong. Our fist expat posting was in Tokyo, Japan from 2001 – 2004.   more ...

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Hollie, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday January 30, 2013 (02:59:10)
Hollie
Who are you?

My name is Hollie, and I am a Native English Teacher from the East Coast of Canada. I love books, writing, music, art and travel. I am a grown woman, yet I harbor an unhealthy obsession for Harry Potter. My husband and I are very proud of our East Coast Canadian roots. I am currently being whipped into shape, courtesy of my Muay Thai boxing instructors! And of course, I love teaching (especially my favourite subject, English).


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My husband and I decided to make the frightening leap in 2010. It was our first time abroad. He had enjoyed six years of teaching full-time in Canada, but I was struggling to secure a full-time post.   more ...

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Jennifer Brown, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Saturday January 26, 2013 (19:39:52)
Jennifer Brown
Who are you?

I'm an American 'serial expat' who loves people-watching, exploring historic places, and learning something new everyday. All past-times perfectly suited to expat life. We have lived in Mainland China, Holland (briefly), England and are now based in Hong Kong. I am a lawyer by training, but am currently taking time off from paid employment to raise our two young children.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved abroad in 2005 when offered the opportunity by my husband's company. At the time, I was lucky enough to have an employer who allowed me to continue working remotely.   more ...

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Shannon Young, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Friday January 25, 2013 (21:33:56)
Shannon Young
Who are you?

My name is Shannon Young. I’m an American writer and teacher currently living in Hong Kong. I love to read, write and spy on other people’s books on the train.

My work has appeared on numerous expat websites, on an iPhone travel app, and in the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society’s annual publication. I’m the author a mini travel memoir called The Olympics Beat, and I write a blog called A Kindle in Hong Kong.   more ...

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Tom, Hong Kong

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday January 15, 2013 (02:40:29)
Tom
Who are you?

Tom.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Hong Kong from Britain in 2005 on a post-graduate teaching programme and settled more permanently in 2007. I work in a primary school now and share my resources at www.tomstefl.com.


How did you find somewhere to live?

I was lucky to find a large flat in an old building. Hong Kong has the most expensive rental property market in the world.   more ...