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2.5 weeks to go, help!! How did you cope when you first moved?

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  1. #31

    Aw thanks guys for the support. I'm looking forward to HK loads and I really can't wait (although it is nerve-wracking when my accomodation enquiries for the places I would like to live in come back saying no availability )

    And to answer why I speak eng,mando,canto - My family is mainland chinese but my family speak both mandarin and cantonese - i was born and raised in the UK. I was sent to chinese school on sundays so I'm fully literate as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peach_ blossom:
    And to answer why I speak eng,mando,canto - My family is mainland chinese but my family speak both mandarin and cantonese - i was born and raised in the UK. I was sent to chinese school on sundays so I'm fully literate as well.
    What was your previous job back in the UK, if you could PM me details of your previous job as the company I work for is looking for Program Manager, looking after and dealing with UK/French clients, based in HK. Not sure if its right for ya but if it is then no hurt in trying. If you are really suitable for this post and since your quite good in the lingo dept, they should be able to sponser your visa if they accept ya.
    Last edited by wtbhotia; 10-09-2010 at 11:27 PM.

  3. #33

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    Hey, I was in a kind of similar position as you some 3 months ago. I wasn't exactly coming here on my own, but nothing (flat, job) had been sorted. I think it's the case with many people who come here, though, as it's almost impossible to get a job here without being here

    All I can tell you is that I found a job within a week (I have to say, though, that a friend helped me with it - she's an amazing researcher and found jobs on the net that I couldn't). Then stressful 7 weeks followed when I had to wait for the Immigration's decision cocnerning my visa. A lot of things changed in that time. But here I am - working for over a month now, sharing a flat with great flatmates and enjoying Hong Kong as much as I can

    Good luck

    (and perhaps see you in North Point this Sunday )


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    I can understand where you are coming from peach_blossom, like many of the fellow geoexpat members on here, I think its good that you feel nervous to an extent - re-locating or consideration for a permanent work place can be how you say tedious and problematic, but I would assume it is just a short term feeling you have. There's so much stuff you could do here, its ridiculous sometimes (in a good way).

    I was more or less in a situation that was similar to you and I used to come to Hong Kong for holidays and stuff, to get more of a feel and to re-emphasise why in the future I would consider working here. This time round, I came back on my own - needless to say my parents are abroad still, and its been one crazy year so far. I didn't have a lot going on at first (unemployed, accomodation concerns etc etc) but after a while you start to meet people who would like to help you out, like people who helped me find my first job here.

    It seems like you have all the tools, so go have fun with H.K.!

    Last edited by Ollie3; 26-09-2010 at 12:10 PM.

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