This week we expat chat with Xing Zhao, a Chinese Writer, Translator and former expat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Xing shares with us a blog post, Kapa Zhou, that he wrote during his first year studying in Scotland. He goes on to reflect on how his memories of that time period and how they are not fully represented in the blog entry. Xing also shared a post he wrote on the Chinese language version of this blog as advice to other international students. As someone who has taught international students both in Asia and in my passport country of the U.S, this was interesting insight to get first hand indeed.
A special thank you goes out to Rebeca Kanthor, who introduced Xing and I.
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Have your expectations about a place ever gotten you into trouble? American expat Evan was kind enough to be our first guest on the Expat Rewind show back in 2017. He shared a group email that he wrote to his family and friends back home with us.
However, after that episode, Expat Rewind expanded and I started to interview the guests. But his episode remained the only one without an interview portion. Since we are at the end of the Geopats Podcast rebranding process I thought it made sense to go back and reflect on his reflection, via an interview. So, this episode includes his original recording from 2017 AND at 13:51 our recent interview about his email and his recording. I have not reedited the original episode much because I think the contrast in many aspects of the project are interesting in and of themselves. I hope you enjoy this double reflection of someone who is near and dear to me. Oh, did I mention that Evan is also my dear husband?
-Gepik Program: https://www.korvia.com/gepik-gyeonggi-english-program-in-korea/
-Confucian Philosophy: https://asiasociety.org/education/confucianism
-Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36236125-invisible-monsters
-shoganai: Japanese word for "it can't be helped": https://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/shoganai
-Stress definition (this is not the exact meme I saw but it's the same quote):
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