This month has been the most eventful, with both ups and downs. We experienced our first Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) and our first real struggles as expats in China! I hope this helps others understand what they are really signing up for as being an international expat! Happy Birthday to me! The beginning … Continue reading Beijing Expat: January 2020, Coronavirus and more!
This month has created so many memories for my family and I. We have seen the weather go from cold to freezing cold, competed in school competitions, and have finally moved into our new apartment. Beginning of NovemberEnd of November We moved into our new apartment the last week of November and have gotten used … Continue reading Beijing Expat: November 2019
At the end of last month, we got the awful news that our apartment building had been purchased by the Chinese government and would be torn down to rubble. We had 30 days to find a new place to live, pack up, and move. I will share with you the difficult journey it was to … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 2.0
I would say that you could label our second full month in Beijing as a success! It has been full of learning experiences, culture shock, and brand new adventures! Calvin and I are growing more and more comfortable at school and Korey is finding his own groups to hang out with! Speaking for my family … Continue reading Beijing Expat: September 2019
Our first month in Beijing has been an epic one. From finding and moving into our apartment, to exploring the area and enjoying the food. I never thought I would ever have the chance to see all the things I have seen. In our short time here, we have learned a lot about China and … Continue reading Beijing Expat: August 2019
It has been almost a full week since I started teaching the students of Beijing Kaiwen Academy! It has been an amazing week for both myself and Calvin, learning the campus and our schedules! We have almost perfected our walks home from school and have discovered grocery stores and a bakery on the way! Korey … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy
I can't believe we are here!! So much has happened in the past 48 hours and I am reeling from it all. Fortunately, everyone is so kind and helpful and we haven't had a touch of homesickness yet. Everything about our trip out here went well and I am excited to tell you all about … Continue reading First Days in Beijing!