Tuesday, March 8, 2011

31 - Work in a Different City

Have you ever thought about working in a different city? Wouldn't it be nice just to indulged in the culture, languages and their way of life is a totally different country? Choosing to work abroad is an option you can use to not only take different steps to your career, but also to expand your personal horizons of culture and enviroment. You can teach English in Japan, work on a cruiseship or even somewhere in Europe.  I obviously never have lived anywhere else in the world, but if I get a chance, I would totally jump for it!

Here's an experience from a friend who have travelled/lived and worked around the world, he's worked in London, New York, and next stop...Asia maybe?


I think when you move out of your own city, you really get to learn more about your self. The difference of environment will extract your true personality on a daily base. Our behavior is largely shape by the environment we live in and how long we stay in that environment. That sudden change of environment will deconstruct your personality and reconstruct back. The core of you won't change, but I can definitely feel the difference. It will make you feel like you are a teenager again, everything is new, and you can't wait to see what's next and you can feel you are adding extra dimensions to who you are.

It's very exciting to experience the new worlds, but it does come at a cost, like it's a challenge to keep friends with you, because people keep moving in big city, it's a challenge to have a relationship because of long distance; and to save money, because you're paying rent and not a mortgage :) But to me, its all worth it. I always think there are things you can only do when you still "young" and not settle down. You can always get marry, buy a house, "settle" later in life, but reverse may not be true. I think the ultimate reward is when you finally get back to Vancouver, or meet someone...you will appreciate everything even more, because you have lost and gain so much. - TK


  1. I agree with you when it comes to experiences. But I think you can accomplish it by visiting places too. I mean taking time off so that you can explore. After I got out of college, exactly two weeks, a friend and I went to Ireland, England, and Scotland and biked most of it. It was my chance to look at different cultures yet also look at my life from the outside, sort of speak. I was gone for a month.

    I will always remember that experience. It helped me figure out what I wanted to do in life.

    Just a few thoughts. BTW, where have you been? Hopefully your running is going good.


  2. Hi Yvonne,

    Im just turning 30 myself and have started thinking of ways to make my life more interesting..I thought about making my own bucket list, and found your blog while searching. I have really enjoyed reading your ideas, keep updating please! :D


  3. Thanks for the feedback guys!! TOTALLY motivates me to write again :) I've been super busy with a few vacation and selling my mom's home and also, buying and moving into my new place! 2011 thus far has been quite the journey for me. I am all settled so I will continue with my blog. Thank you thank you thank you for your support :)