Two months ago, My boss’s cousin family arrived in Dublin. This fellow runs a factory in a third-tier city in southern China. I believe that he is a millionette, but it is nothing in China as the excessive rich people in China make rich as an ordinary phenomenon in their country.
Most Chinese are patriots, but most of them want to get rid of their lovely and great country. He is not an exception. He wanted to migrate to a western country for his sons even though none of his family members can speak a simple sentence in English.
I always said I wanted to go skiing again during my Europe trip in early 2018. To be honest, I skied in Zakopane last winter. It was my first time to ski, but I found that I was addicted to speeding on the slope.
My housemate is a 20-something young Chinese fellow. He grew up in a poor third-tier city in Southern China. He told me that they were encouraged to work as early as possible they can. Therefore, the average of educated level of most people in his area is secondary school.
Because of the poverty of the city, there were not many opportunities in his village. Most people there went abroad to work as kitchen porters legally or illegally in Chinese restaurants all over the world. Put it in other words, they did the donkey work to bring the bread home.
My housemate is one of them as well. He arrived in Ireland in June and started from scratch to learn cooking and English. Despite of the fact that he has been studying English in a language school in Dublin for four months, he was still unable to speak out a complete sentence in English.
I have met many people who are the “experts” of Working Holiday recently. They have been going on working holidays among many western countries for years!
Frankly, Working Holiday is good for young people to explore the world and to experience the differences among cultures and countries.
It was too heavy for me to carry a laptop and other stuff commuting between home and the city centre every day. I thought a tablet would be relatively light when compared with a laptop.
Therefore, I bought a new tablet but I found it wasn’t user-friendly for typing afterwards. So I bought an external keyboard for the tablet…= =
When you start buying something, it is impossible to be stopped.
Yesterday, when I was on the bus toward my home, I took my glasses off and had a cat nap as I felt a headache after drinking with friends in the city centre.
While the bus stopped in front of my house, I woke up and got off the bus in a hurry. However, I couldn’t see clear then I suddenly noticed that I didn’t have my glasses on my eyes!
I read an article online. The article is about a dream-chasing middle-aged Brazilian woman coming to Ireland to learn English even though She is already 42 years old.
This article encourages people to make their dream come true by giving this real example no matter how old there are. I believe it is a true story as I know many Brazilians did the same thing.
I met an Asian girl when I was skiing in Poland. She was working holiday in Europe at that moment.So far as I know, after graduated from a University in her country, she continued her further study in Europe for a master degree for two years.
Spending lot of money to study abroad, she didn’t go back to her country to work after graduation. She applied for the working holiday visa in order to carry on staying in Europe for another two years.
I met a girl who used to working holiday in Ireland. She graduated from a National University in an Asia country. But she wasn’t interested in her major. So she became a bakery apprentice in a local shop with low pay salary for a year.
Then she applied for working holiday in Ireland afterwards. But even staying abroad, She neither worked hard nor played hard. She merely worked for few months then went back to her country for a holiday. Because she missed her family so much. She needed a break even though she was working holidaying = =…
I knew an illegal worker in Dublin, who also comes from my hometown. He has worked in the Chinese restaurants in Ireland for almost 10 years.
After 10 years working abroad illegally, what does he get? He separated from his wife and sold his house. But the worst thing was unable to go back when his mother passed away.