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  • livingfarfaraway
    18.05.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Worrying does not make tomorrows sorrows go, it empties today´s strength.

    Yesterday my doctor and I have finally come to a decision to have a major operation that will improve my physical mobility after an accident at a ski resort two months ago.

    I got sick in my stomach while he was explaining to me how the operation would go. I thought I would rather not know but he insists that it is best for me to know what goes on with my own body. At this time of the year, even when the sun is too slow to descend, I feel like the setting sun is always looming around the horizon. The feeling of worry is draining and make it difficult for me to live in an enjoy every moment of this unknown journey. Worrying about the future truly ruins the present so I put my faith around the people who truly cares for me at this time - Jocke, Ann-Brit and Reine and to my doctor, Nenad.

    Tomorrow, the sun will shine bright again!

    #living abroad #filipina in sweden #life
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  • everyonedeservedbetter
    17.05.2021 - 22 hours ago

    i still find it incredible that even if despair had aired when it was originally meant to pre-covid, in the time between cas making the empty deal and his love confession / death scene, my real life cousin managed to come out as gay to his family, introduce his new boyfriend, move in together AND get married. really puts into perspective just how much cas liked to take his sweet time

    #i haven't even met my cousin's husband yet by the way! #because of covid and them living abroad and them both being introverts #they're so introverted they literally got married during lockdown #anyway i just think it's funny. that when 14:8 aired i didn't even know my cousin was gay yet #and by the time 15:18 came out he'd literally been married 6 months!
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  • alojapan
    09.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    Eating Seafood at Kuromo Fish Market Osaka


    #chonny #eating everything in japan #explore like local #female travel #girl not local #japan food #kuromon market osaka #life in japam #living abroad #living around the world #living in osaka #Nagasaki#Nagasaki destinations#Nagasaki tour#Nagasaki travel#Nagasaki trip#nagasaki vacation#nomad vloggres #osaka food vlog #osaka must try #osaka vlog#slowmad#travel vlog#長崎
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  • justarandomgirl98
    12.05.2021 - 6 days ago

    I’m Back!

    After a very long hiatus from this lovely website, I have decided to return. It has been a wild year with me moving abroad, studying for my master’s degree, and just being 22 and living with other 22 year olds who definitely do not have their lives together. Student housing will get you every time, especially when everyone is from all around the world and the language that is spoken the most is French. I do not know French. I cannot speak it. And I am living in Scotland but there is a lot of French (And French boys... Long story)

    But I’m back with some exciting new writing projects! And I’ll be telling you all about my dissertation too! It’s about the humble potato. 

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  • jodiwatson
    10.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    New Post has been published on https://svlodos.com/2021/05/10/re-entry-shock-is-a-thing/

    "Re-Entry Shock" is a Thing
    With similar emotions to Culture Shock, people don’t really talk about Re-Entry Shock, but I think 2021+ will have a lot of parallels as people go back to work, start to travel again, become more nomadic and work from anywhere. I predict people trying to get “back to normal” post COVID19 will also experience similar emotions.
    Similar to striving for “normal” post COVID10, going from this life to crowded cities, traffic, and 24/7 news cycles produces anxiety
    Culture Shock is a sense of anxiety, depression, or confusion that results from being cut off from your familiar culture, environment, and norms when living in a foreign country or society. Those experiencing culture shock go through distinct phases of euphoria, discomfort, adjustment, and acceptance. 
    In reverse, when living for long periods outside of your home country, it’s likely you’ll feel the same in similar ways. Having experienced both Culture and Re-Entry Shock, I think the latter is MUCH harder to accept because it seems unnecessary or manufactured.
    I mean, you’re going “home”, right? or you’re getting back to your “normal life”? Why and how should that be harder than experiencing a whole new country, language, currency and culture? But for me, and I think many others, it is. It feels like I no longer have a country. It feels like I don’t belong really anywhere. It feels like I’m straddling two worlds, and no one (but others in the exact same position) understands it. This feels isolating, scary and unsettling. 
    We have been back in the USA for a few weeks now, and while I was excited to get back, get our vaccines, and also spend quality time to see family and friends, I knew to expect a less than glorious landing. And, so it is.
    I’ve experienced Culture Shock many times in my life. It can be exhilarating, debilitating and annoying. Re-entry Shock feels worse. 
    When I first moved to Turkey in 1988, I was hit hard with culture shock. Although I felt prepared for it, it was surprising just how much of a roller coaster of emotions I experienced before settling in and adapting. After a couple of years there, I returned back to the USA, and the “re-entry shock” was harder than the original culture shock. I needed a cultural de-brief. I missed many pop culture references, didn’t see movies people were talking about, and I had bizarre interactions that made me feel like a fish out of water. Although I could speak my native language, I felt awkward contributing to conversations.
    Tackling Re-Entry Shock can feel overwhelming
    Fast forward to today, living in Mexico and Turkey most of the year, getting back to the USA (during a pandemic, no less) hasn’t been easy, and I have been fighting the realization that I’m going through a major adjustment. I have been irritable, impatient, easily annoyed and really missing my life abroad. Conversations abroad somehow seem more stimulating – discussing global ideas and challenges, providing broader points of view and perspectives on the world and the citizens in it. Getting back to the USA feels stagnant, revisiting the same small conversations and discussing silly TV programs or talking about how “hard” someone’s life is in the USA when they have absolutely everything they could possibly want or need. Let’s not even begin to discuss politics….
    So, I decided to dig into what’s really happening, and similar to grief, re-entry shock has stages. 
    The myths around returning to your home country are similar: 1) that “home” will be recognizable and easy to merge back into, 2) that family and friends will be interested in what you’ve done (or even care about all you’ve gone through), 3) that you’ll feel “at home”, 4) that the skills you learned abroad are actually welcome in your home country, 4) that because it’s familiar, it will be easier, and 5) that you won’t miss your friends abroad as you see your familiar friends and family back home.
    Surrounding yourself with familiar things from your life abroad, taking it slow, breathing, getting outside, and turning off the TV can help immensely, but we aren’t out of the woods just yet. I predict I have another 60+ days to fully adapt. Just in time for us to leave the country and experience it all over again.
    For more reading on this topic, this article was extremely helpful. https://horizonunknown.com/5-stages-culture-shock-how-to-overcome/
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  • jaehyukkies
    10.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    #one I met studying abroad & the other was one of my coworkers on tour ! #we’ve been living long distance for a long time but they’re the people I call mid breakdown but we also have really different relationships #like one is a very affectionate bond and the other is like we’re ready to fight at any moment but it’s all out of love #anyway this was lengthy ... hehe thanks for coming by my bb! I LOVE YOU !!!! #asked & answered #em tag 🥟 #the jk to my jinnie!
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  • gopikanyari
    09.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    happy mother's day to the librarian that got us chocolates for christmas

    #her kids were living abroad #but youd never come across a sweeter librarian
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  • alojapan
    19.04.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    【4K】Tokyo's LOVE hotel Tour ( Shibuya and It's love hotels)


    #4k walking#60fps walk #best love hotels in tokyo #Japan #japan 4k walking tour #Japan destinations#Japan tour#Japan Travel#japan trip#Japan vacation #living in japan #love hotel #love hotel abroad in japan #love hotel band #love hotel korekiyo #love hotel persona 3 #love hotel rent a #LOVE Hotels in Japan #love hotels in japan tour #love hotels in tokyo japan #nightclubs #Shibuya Love Hotels #tokyo love hotels #tokyo love hotels what are they #tokyo night#tokyo nights#virtual tour#walking Japan#Walking Tour#ラブホテル
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  • sumofn
    07.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    [[ @redlegend​ introduced me to DungeonDraft map making software as an option for putting together a layout of the Indigo Plateau, but that turned out to be far too big of a project to learn the program with ... so I’ve been working on Alder’s mountain cabin as a starter project. It’s still in-progress, but I’m pretty pleased with how it’s going so far. Read-more for length!

    Ground Floor & under the hill:

    Second story:

    Roof greenhouse:

    This house is full of Bug Types and smells like good food.

    #{outofmath;#{headcanon; #Alder moved back to Floccessy when Iris took over as Champion #mostly to be close to his elderly mother #who had been living abroad before her health deteriorated. #(That little house is full of boxes! He hadn't even gotten around to unpacking by B2W2.)
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  • camgirlkaminari
    06.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    #does he speak spanish at home #i dont know enough about japanese schools #is sero trilingual??????? #hey whats the deal with being an international hero & is sero like. prime material for working abroad #godddddddd rhe thing about latinx sero is that it's extremely good and has so many implications #does he have family in the americas? does he visit often? #HELLO??? HIS BEDROOM?????? #love the idea of sero visiting family in mexico and being like okay i will take this and this and this and now it is my bedroom #does he do papel picado #hey. hey #tell me about (specifically) mexican sero #i gotta know way more #yesterday was cinco de mayo #did he do anything for it #im begging for scraps here please 🥺🥺🥺 #im latching specifically onto mexican sero here im really living for it #my friend lana has a western au and im just thinking about.....vaquero hanta 👀👀👀👀👀 #good at....lassos 👀👀👀👀 #youve awakened something in me i think #bnha#sero hanta#evil words
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  • alojapan
    19.03.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Best Cafes to visit in Kyoto


    #best cafes in korea #best cafes in kyoto #best cafes to visit #best coffee in japan #explore like local #female travel #girl not local #korean cafe#Kyoto#Kyoto destinations#kyoto tour#Kyoto travel#Kyoto trip#Kyoto vacation#kyoto vlog#living abroad #living around the world #Moving to Japan #MY LIFE IN JAPAN #slowmad #things to do in kyoto #top places to eat kyoto #top places to visit kyoto #travel vlog #traveling for cafes #what to expect kyoto #京都
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  • ricardianed
    04.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    Some of you have never experienced switching between your additional language and English keyboard constantly and it shows
    #sighhhh #me getting back into typing in French after years of living abroad #personal
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  • levenmetjanka
    02.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    01.05.2021 // 93rd day in the Netherlands 🇳🇱

    I'm just trying to enjoy my time here. Studying and playing my future. But I can't wait to go home for two weeks at the end of May... I miss a lot of people and also the "big city life"

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  • jtoddring
    01.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Moving To Mexico

    Let`s deal with the biggest prejudice or stereotype right away. Most people in the US and Canada will say, “Why would anyone want to move to Mexico?! Isn’t it dangerous?” Well, to put it frankly, most people in the US and Canada are idiots. Why do I say that? Because they live in a bubble. The know almost nothing about the world, or even what is going on in their own country; but they think they…

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  • mesmemos
    28.04.2021 - 2 weeks ago
    #life in paris #vlog#weeklyvlog#france#paris #living in paris #life in france #living in france #youtube#youtuber#lockdown#francais#french #studying in france #studying in paris #studying in europe #life abroad#foreigner#living abroad#model#modeling#model life#hungarian#university#family#universitylife#weekly vlog
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  • odysseuss
    28.04.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    i just finished watching minari and i gotta say when monica started crying when halmoni pulled out anchovies, i felt that deep in my bones 

    #my thirteen year old self only knew how to cook canned goods and noodles #and when i was living abroad we rarely got to have filipino food #like even my mom's adobo and everything would taste different bc meat tasted different there too #and then my dad brought home pancit canton one afternoon and century tuna #and it had been a couple of years since i'd been home #my family and i always go to like local bbq places whenever we come home #as well as restaurants #and go to those really you-gotta-be-a-local-to-know vendors of kakanin and stuff #w8 it's not even called kakanin here #it's puto and bingka #shhh lou
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  • levenmetjanka
    27.04.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    27.04.2021 // 89th day in the netherlands 🇳🇱

    The days are going really fast and I have so much things to do. But it’s finally spring and I started to enjoy my life here 🌞

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  • lunasilvis
    26.04.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    I'm kinda feeling down and blue lately about being the last sibling left in the house in a month or two. It feels like a sour loneliness that bites me from the inside out. And holy moly, I'm so fucking glad I'm leaving in January, too. I want to bust my wings out of my eggshell, you know, and take flight like I was ought to do some years ago already. I owe this to myself.

    And after I come home next summer, I know in my heart I can't return to this godforsaken house and place – so much sadness, death and pain has happened here. I have outgrown it all so long ago.

    So I just have to hold out until January I guess, and just GO, when I can. And make a living.

    #the only issue is my dog but I know people will take care well of her when I'm abroad #and when I come home I have only 1 more year of school to do and I hope my business is doing well so I can afford to rent a small living; #hopefully close to nature so Jenna has all the freedom and I can recharge my semi-introverted battery whenever #Turn this biting loneliness into fire
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