Who is thisgirl?

This girl is a Canadian living and working in Hong Kong.
Here you’ll find some of her day-to-day curious, bizarre, and funny encounters, as well as her travels throughout South East Asia.

Welcome to life as an expat in Asia.


This blog has been broken into five main sections:
1. Pictures and stories of my travels abroad; where to go, what to do, what not to do, etc.
2. What “typical” life is like in HK; “Just Your Average Day In Hong Kong”
3. What “typical” life is like teaching in HK; “The Joys Of Teaching Abroad”
4. Hiking in Hong Kong
5. Wanderings throughout Hong Kong; festivals, must-sees, reviews, ramblings

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36 thoughts on “Who is thisgirl?”

      1. Yes! I miss being able to read the label (or even just kind decipher the photo..thanks China) and the corner store having things like milk, twix bars, and dirty gossip magazines. That’s all a girl really needs in life right?

    1. Hi Linda, thanks! Glad you enjoy my blog :)
      I’m in my mid-20s; some days I feel a lot older and others, a lot younger.
      Looking forward to reading more of your interesting posts on China and travel!

        1. This is my second year teaching in Hong Kong. Will you be working at an International School or a local school teaching English? I work at an International School, and from what I’ve heard people have had very different experiences in each situation. Though I’m sure it’s really all person-specific – you need to make the most and the best out of it.
          I’m sure everything will work out! Teaching in Asia has been a life-changing experience for me. Just remember to stay optimistic and passionate on a daily basis and you’ll be fine!

            1. Hmm, a bit hard to say at the moment. Definitely one more year. Probably a few more after that. Really just taking it year by year, month by month. There’s not much of a job market back in Canada, so I wouldn’t be heading back to full time employment, anyway. Plus, I have fallen in love with Hong Kong and everything this city has to offer – would be a bit difficult making the transition back to suburban life. I am also seeing someone who lives and works in Guangzhou, so that’s obviously a factor I need to consider as well.

              Lots to think about!

  1. Dear Rosalie and Linda,

    I really do like both your blogs and its very interesting to read about the daily hustle and bustle of life in Asia.

    My goal for the future is to become Mandarin fluent in some way. I know its not going to be easy, but it is possible for sure.

    I do miss my friends a lot and hope to see them real soon.

    Wishing you all the best.

    1. That I am! Nice to come across someone with similar roots! Been in HK for awhile?

      Yep – night and day, really. Born and raised just north of Toronto. Definitely miss some things from back home, but I think Hong Kong more than makes up for it in many ways.

      Thanks – likewise! Love your photos. I really need to read through the user guide for my camera to put and put it to better use!

      1. I’m in Hong Kong for the majority of the year, as my wife lives and works here. But I work for a Canadian company, so when here I work remotely. Luckily my field (IT related) affords me that luxury. I’ll be heading back for a few months next April. Christmas and especially Chinese New Year here in HK is great! Such a busy time in the city.

  2. Just stopping by and thanks for following my blog! I hope you’re enjoying your stay in Hong Kong – it is quite a decent place and the foodddd… Also, I enjoy reading different sections of your blog, it reminds me of some warm memories. :)

  3. hey! awww it is a shame you can’t join us, I thought I had somebody for a second then :p yeah sure, we can sort something another time! You know where to find me ^_____^

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