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Keeping track..

I realise I haven’t written anything here in a while and to be honest there is so much that happened during this time that I’m not sure I can do these weeks justice with a blog post, however long and detailed. 1,011 more words

Crossing the street in India

Tumults, uproar, commotion, are all synonyms of crossing the street in India. To those who have never attempted to do it, this subject might sound silly or irrelevant. 582 more words

India

Vivir-trabajar-comer-pensar en otro idioma.

Hola Hola Mundo!

He regresado! … Bueno voy a turnarme para escribir en espaniol y en inglés. (Como saben estoy en Hamburg y el teclado de la oficina donde trabajo es alemán -sin opción a modificarse-, así que disculpen otra vez por la ~n). 332 more words

Experience

やっぱり無理だよ、日本人。

良くも悪くも、やっぱり日本人ってすっごい働くね!こんな国民、世界中どこに探しても絶対いない。

有給休暇を取る時に、同僚から「何日はメール見れますか?国際電話は経費で落とせるので日本からバングラに電話しても大丈夫ですよ。自宅作業はどれだけできますか?」って聞かれた。。。

へ?あたしメール開ける気全くなかったんだけど!笑。仕事の「し」の字も思いつかないくらい、地球から音信不通になるつもりだったんですけど!!!

前の職場では、「休暇中はメール絶対に送らないでね。静はそういうことしそうだから。」ってボスが言ってくれたのに。。。涙

帰国前のちょっとした愚痴でした。。萎

Cultural Shock

Day Ten

Today has been maybe the most boring day out of all but still not lacking productivity. These are some things I achieved:

  • Contacted Argentina about reducing my volunteering to 2 weeks instead of 4.
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I am a Survivor

Coming to the Netherlands and adjusting in this completely different culture was like putting the pieces of a very complex jigsaw puzzle together. In my initial years it was so damn hard to put all the pieces on the right place. 220 more words

Complex Cultural Settings

You know you are in the Philippines...

In the Philippines, most women become Mums in their 20s. Even though the new generation tends to have less children, most of the Filipinas have between 4 and 6 kiddos when they reach 35. 81 more words

Philippines