London In Retrospective

IMAG1229I know, I still haven’t moved out of London. I’m still here, getting the tube every day and reading TimeOut every Tuesday. However, I’d like to talk about my experience living in London these last two years because London isn’t everything that people think it is.

Don’t worry, I still think London has a lot of great qualities and it was a great experience for me, something that I’ve always wanted to do and I feel happy that I’ve done it. But I think that people come to London expecting the perfect place, where getting a job is easy and people are accepting of you, when this isn’t exactly true. Continue reading

Japan: Getting the Job

So, as mentioned on the previous post (Japan: The Interview), after I went in for the interview, I had to wait for the Head of Recruitment to call me and confirm, once again, that I did not have an obvious foreign accent.

A week passed as I was waiting for my call. In the meantime, my friend Fred had had an interview with a school and had already got an answer in just a few days.

But on Friday morning I got a call. I checked the screen and saw a long foreign number and instantly knew: it’s them! I had just woken up and was still lazily eating my breakfast in front of the TV, so I was not mentally ready for it. I swallowed dry and answered the phone. Continue reading

Feliz Dia da Mulher!

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Feliz dia internacional da mulher a todas as mulheres por aí! Vamos celebrar este maravilhoso dia e agradecer a todas as mulheres que vieram antes de nós e fizeram com que pudéssemos guiar, votar e aspirar a ser mais do que o que a sociedade dizia que podíamos ser! Poder feminino!

Happy Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day to all you women out there! Let’s all celebrate this wonderful day and thank all those women before us who made it possible for us to drive, vote and aspire to be more than what society told us we could be! Girl power!