Tag Archives: Migration

Moving to Taiwan: What Expats Should Know

Just off the east coast of China, Taiwan is a bustling sovereign state with a thriving economy. Moving to Taiwan might be a great move for your career but you will have to adjust to a whole new way of life. Taiwan’s culture is very similar to that of Mainland China’s and you will have to careful weigh out what you say and do when you first arrive. Here are a few things that you need to know when you move to Taiwan.

The face

Like China, upholding a person’s dignity and not causing loss of face is extremely important in Taiwanese culture. Especially in the work scenario, it is important that you not lose your cool. If you need to communicate your dissatisfaction over something, it is best you do it in private and carefully measure out your words. For your work to move smoothly, you will have to ensure that you respect this aspect of Taiwanese culture. read more

What to Expect when you Are Expecting in Vietnam

Pregnant women world over have interesting tales of strange customs, rituals and behaviors that you have to endure from strangers feeling your stomach to being force to wear a radiation proof apron. If you are living in Vietnam or moving to Vietnam when you are expecting you are fairly luckily, the country does not have strange pregnancy customs or traditions, however they do have rigid post pregnancy confinement rituals.

During your pregnancy all you might have to deal with is unusual or superstitious advice mixed with typical pregnancy advice from strangers. read more