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.
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.
When will you be leaving?
We have our one-way tickets purchased already! We leave on January 15th!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!