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Do you know what 5 essential things you should consider *BEFORE* choosing a school overseas?
expat  education  from twitter_favs
6 days ago by tolkien
Opinion | ‘Should We Leave?’ Life in China Under Coronavirus Lockdown - The New York Times
I know it’s not entirely logical for me to be so keen to stay. Our family and friends are all worried about us, urging us to return to the United States while we still can, to put an ocean between us and this sprawling epidemic. But I keep thinking, are we entitled cowards for even considering fleeing while people in Hubei Province (Wuhan is its capital) are dealing with overcrowded hospitals, supply shortages, evictions and abuse; while medical professionals are on the front line risking their lives? Is a few weeks of confinement in the comfort of our home really a good reason to run away?
shanghai  american  epidemic  home  quarantine  expat 
14 days ago by aries1988
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Settling your kids in a foreign school abroad? Tips on how to help the settle stress-free
education  expat  from twitter_favs
20 days ago by tolkien
Moving to Spain: The Definitive Guide 2019 - SpainGuru
Outlines the various paths to establishing residency in Spain (mostly oriented towards non-EU nationals).
expat  Spain  how.to  resource 
22 days ago by atelathehun
Where do all the English speaking expats live in France? - The Local
How many English-speaking folk live in France and where all they all? Here's what you need to know about where all the Australians, the Canadians, the Irish, the Brits, the Indians, the New Zealanders, the South Africans and Americans live in France.
travel  guide  expat  property  immigration  france 
5 weeks ago by asaltydog
The 7 Places to Live in France | Best Places to Live in France
Thinking of moving to France? First, you'll need to know where to live. Compare My Move explore the 7 best places to live in France, taking into account the standard of living and local property prices so you can be fully prepared ahead of your move to France.
travel  guide  expat  property  immigration  france 
5 weeks ago by asaltydog
assistunion/xml-stream: XML stream parser based on Expat. Made for Node.
XML stream parser based on Expat. Made for Node. Contribute to assistunion/xml-stream development by creating an account on GitHub.
sax  xml  stream  nodejs  expat 
8 weeks ago by jklapinski
香港十年:一位“中间派”港漂的自述|逃犯条例|深度|端传媒 Initium Media
但是和一些港漂,他不理这么多,他根本不去跟你讨论这些实际发生的事情,他就是说,香港是中国的一部分,你现在所有的一切都是不合理的,只是喊口号,没有可讨论的就没有意思了。而且他们可能心理上很排斥、很介意这些连侬墙上一些过激的言论,Facebook上骂大陆人滚出去啊什么的。他们脆弱的自尊心受到深深的伤害的时候,情绪太不理智,没法进行正常的交流。

他们就会变成为祖国而战了。但我觉得,香港也是祖国的一部分啊,你怎么没有一个作为香港市民的角度,为香港而战呢?其实,他们早在别人喊出港独口号之前已经把香港排斥在祖国之外了。

我不在意在内地生活的人们的想法,我明白他们不理解香港。但我觉得很多人在香港生活这么多年,不理解香港,甚至不抱著一种香港人不是恶的前设去理解问题,我觉得很奇怪。他们很多时候是用一种恶意去推测别人。我觉得香港人对我是好的、我这些年受了很多香港的恩惠,包括我的读书、我在香港这边的师长,教会的人照顾我⋯⋯我是对香港抱著好感去理解他们的一些情绪。

但教会生活是帮我融入香港社会很重要的渠道。因为在那里,你面对的都是很本土的,不论是中产的还是基层的人群,就不用天天只围著普通话群体。而且,他们是乐意为你开放的,甚至开放他们的家庭,进入到他们家庭中一起吃饭,一起照顾到你生活的方方面面。我觉得这些是帮助我融入到他们这个社会里面很重要的。

虽然香港媒体经常报导内地不好,但它其实相对客观中立,它报导得也没有错。但是你看台湾的媒体更加油添醋。如果拿香港媒体和内地媒体、台湾媒体相比的话,可能香港媒体反而是最客观的、最中立的。

你喜欢批判哪种人,你才是对那种人最有共同感的。因为你要有了解才能批判,而且其实也是一个自我批判的过程。我可能也是这样,我对香港反而是一种比较包容和试图去理解的态度。

顾虑会很多,南亚人士他们也是香港土生土长的几代人,他和香港同呼吸共命运;但我们还有很多内地的朋友家人啊,我们顾虑的东西很多,你不可能很直接地去表达很多。但我觉得讲话是必须的,如果这个时候你可以讲话,你不一定是支持某一方,但你去表达,去参与到这个里面,以后香港社会的形成,你是有发言权的。

如果你天天都说“香港是中国的一部分”,你可能很难在香港社会生存下去。因为香港是中国的,这其实是一个不争的事实,你把这个事实不停地抛出去,没有什么意义。
integration  hongkong  mainland  young  student  religion  neutral  politics  debate  expat  2019  interview  temoignage 
november 2019 by aries1988
QROPS - UK QROPS Pension
QROPS -Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme is an overseas pension scheme, recognised by HMRC. QROPS meet certain conditions and standards.
pension  expat 
november 2019 by iyoti
Resisting English | by Adam Kirsch | The New York Review of Books

in her polemical nonfiction work The Fall of Language in the Age of English, a best seller in Japan when it appeared in 2008, she writes that even though she lived in the US for twenty years, “I never felt comfortable with either American life or the English language.” Studying French, she says, was a way of parrying the English that surrounded her. She remained “the prisoner of an intense longing for home,” and that home always remained Japan: she was an exile, not an immigrant.

Some of her complaints could be echoed by twenty-first-century writers in any country: the declining prestige of literature, the shrinking circulation of literary journals, the heightened competition for audiences with mass media and the Internet.

“As a teenager, I immersed myself in classic Japanese novels of the modern era, a set of books that my great uncle gave my mother for her daughters—my sister and me—to read lest we forget our own language,” she writes in The Fall of Language. These books were by writers of the generation of Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916), who created modern Japanese fiction after the opening of Japan to Western cultural influence in the 1860s.
japanese  literature  expat  usa  writer 
november 2019 by aries1988
In “One Child Nation,” Nanfu Wang Confronts China’s History, and Her Own | The New Yorker

What her daughter wanted was to dig deeper into her newfound sense of the injustice that was permeating her world, hinging on class and gender. “If the health-care system hadn’t been unjust, my father wouldn’t have died—we didn’t have money and couldn’t afford to send him to a hospital,” Wang said. “Because I was a girl and I wasn’t able to go to high school, I was discriminated against, and it was difficult to find a job.” She wanted to find ways to expose injustice wherever it existed and was disappointed with the state of journalism in China. So she applied to fourteen state universities in the U.S., and was offered a full scholarship by the master’s program in media studies at Ohio University.

Michael Moore’s “Sicko” and “Roger and Me” revealed to her that movies could be at once “political and entertaining”; Alan Berliner’s “Nobody’s Business” showed that documentaries could make the stuff of ordinary life into compelling and universal art. “I didn’t know any of this existed,” she said. “And I was, like, O.K., this is what I want to do.”

Wang said that she tried to make a Chinese version of “Hooligan Sparrow,” but the Chinese vocabulary for human rights felt uncomfortable. “In China, words like ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ are given negative undertones,” she said. “I realized that I couldn’t tell this story in Chinese. I know what the translations are, and I know the expressions. But it feels embarrassing and unnatural. I almost feel as if I don’t dare to say these words.”

“In middle school, in Fengcheng, everyone else was an only child,” she said. “I felt poor and backward and uneducated and ashamed—those were the labels that were put on people.”

Wang is close with her brother, who works in Beijing as a programmer for Amazon (which is also, coincidentally, the distributor of “One Child Nation”).

She edited “One Child Nation” in her old apartment in Crown Heights, in between Jamie’s naps and feedings, and her iMac shared a desk with her breast pump.

She turns thirty-four in December and no longer expects to die this year. But she says that the urge to live a bigger, hungrier life—as if to make up for the time she expected to lose—has stayed with her. “It’s not about extending my life expectancy, the length, but expanding the width of my life,” she said. “Every time I make a film, the film also makes me.”
portrait  director  female  china  expat  usa  jiangxi  story  injustice  growup  memory  family  propaganda  generation 
october 2019 by aries1988

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