Our Taiwan move Q&A

 

Well, it’s been about a month since I posted our big news about moving to Taiwan.  I’ve been getting questions about the move, so I figured I’d answer them here for all to read.

 

Taiwan

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Where in Taiwan will be you moving to?

We’ll be moving to the city of Kaohsiung.  It’s located on the south side of the island, and is the second largest city in the country.

Taiwan

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When will you be leaving?

We have our one-way tickets purchased already!  We leave on January 15th!

@Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Where are you going to live?

We’ll be living with my parents for awhile until we decide on an area of town to rent an apartment in. 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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How will you make a living in Taiwan?

Dave and I are currently throwing around two different options:

1. We both work in English cram schools teaching for about 30 hours a week

2. Attend a university full-time to learn Chinese and get support from friends and family

 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

What language do they speak in Taiwan, and do you already speak it?

Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese are both spoken in Taiwan, however Mandarin is the most common.  I speak very little Mandarin, and Dave doesn’t speak any.  Although he is Chinese he speaks Cantonese, which is completely different.  Our lack of language skills is what is bringing us to consider enrolling in a university full-time.

Lotus Lake  Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Are you going to keep working until you leave?

Well, I am a LUCKY girl and will not be going back to work after this school year is over (woot woot!).  Dave, however, will continue to work until the end of November.  To cut down on our living expenses until we leave, we will be moving in with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew at the end of June.

Lion Dance in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Will you continue with this blog after you move?

You betcha! This blog will be our main source of updates, pictures, and prayer requests from Taiwan.  I can’t promise that I’ll continue with all the crafts and things, but I will post.  I think this blog will continually evolve as we begin to get settled in Taiwan.  Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to share some awesome Taiwanese recipes with you all!

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Well, that seems like quite a few answers for now.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I’d be happy to share more!

Comments

  1. how exciting for you and your husband. Sounds like an adventure of a lifetime!

  2. I’m excited for you! Also loving the fact that you get to spend a lot of time with your precious nephew in the near future. So glad you’ll be keeping up with the blog on whatever level!

  3. Sounds like such a cool experience! I’m excited to read about your travels!

  4. Wow, what an adventure! I can’t wait to read all about your experiences.

  5. So excited for all of you, I’m so happy I get to follow along on your new adventure!

    Jessica

  6. This is super exciting…wow…, Sarah!

    We will need to have a farewell Chicago blogger dinner. I will contact Linda.

    I’m looking forward to those recipes though.

    Enjoy our summer!
    Nicolette

  7. Sarah,

    So very excited for you two!

    :)

    Linda

  8. And as I hit “publish” I see Nicolette’s comment … and we absolutely will need to get together before you leave!

  9. We will all get a glimpse into Taiwan. How fortunate are we!

    ~Bliss~

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