Index by Topic: Transitions

Transitions/Cultural differences

Philippines   Leaving the Volcano   February 1, 2020   My move from Tagaytay after the Taal eruption
    From Metro Manila to Cavite Province, Part 1   May 4, 2017   My my move to Tagaytay.
    From Metro Manila to Cavite Province, Part 2   June 1, 2017   Adjusting to life in the province
    Moving On, Part 6   October 31, 2013   My decision to retire in the Philippines
    A Charmed Life   January 3, 2013   One form of expat lifestyle
    Becoming an Expat   November 13, 2012   A civil engineer finds here what he could not find at home
    The Last Big Move   July 19, 2012   My 2007 move from Seoul to Quezon City, Metro Manila
    The Great Flood, Part 1-   October 11, 2009   Our experience of Typhoon Ondoy
     The Great Flood, Part 2   October 19, 2009   What we lost and what we gained
    The Great Flood, Part 3   October 22, 2010   A follow-up a year later
Philippines and Korea


  The Best of Three Worlds, Part 1   July 1, 2014   A Filipina on her life in the Philippines, in Korea, and in the US
    The Best of Three Worlds, Part 2   July 4, 2014   A continuation of the story
Korea   A Vision List   August 4. 2016   The changes in a woman’s life before and after  moving to Korea.
    Silvia Wilson Moves to South Korea (a memorial post of “A Mainer Goes to South Korea”   March 28, 2014 and November 29, 2010   Finding employment and contentment in Korea.


    Return to Korea   June 20, 2012   My feelings on a trip to Seoul



  Military Linguists, Part 1   March 29, 2010 (interview in 1995)   A serviceman fluent in Korean discuss his life in  Korea and his  wife’s life as a Korean orphan
    Military Linguists, Part 2   April 5, 2010 (interview around 1995)   Culture shock, language and cultural differences with his Korean girlfriend. .


    Military Linguists, Part 3   April 12, 2010 (interviews around 1995   Cultural differences—an American and a Korean in the US and ROK armies
    An Irishman’s Culture Shock   January 24, 2010 (interview in 1992   Personal and work experiences of a long-time resident.


    The Story of a Korean War Baby   October 27, 2009 (interview in 1999   Life of a Korean and-African-American woman
Japan   From Japan to North America, Reverse Culture Shock


  October 31, 2016   Returning from three stints in Japan, totaling twelve years.


    Almost a Japanese Housewife   May 11, 2012   An Australian on her life in Japan


China   “Mafan” or Chinese Hassles   “Mafan” or Chinese Hassles   Two bizarre, everyday happenings in China.


    On the Court in Xiamen, China   November 27, 2011 (interviews in 1986).   Two tall foreign students on playing basketball on university teams.


    Finding Contentment in Mainland China   September 16, 2011   A Canadian on teaching English in China
    An Englishman in the People’s Republic, Part 1   April 23, and 24, 2011 (interview in 1986)   A foreign student on sex, sexual repression and lack of privacy in the PRC
    An Englishman in the People’s Republic, Part 2   May 17, 2011 (interview in 1986)   The student on food, drink and hashish.


    An Englishman in the People’s Republic, Part 3   May 24, 2011 (interview in 1986)   The student’s experience with health care
    Mother and Musician, Part 1   March 18, 2011 (interview in 1986).   The mother of a white baby interacts with curious Chinese
    At the Friendship Hotel   2010 (interview in 1986).   Foreign ghetto life in Beijing in 1979-80
Elsewhere   Moving On, Part 1   August 11, 2013   My life in the US and in Europe.
    Moving On, Part 2   August 24, 2013   My life in the US and in Europe.
    Toughing It Out, Part 2   July 23, 2013.   Staying in Nepal after the theft of money and passport