16 Mar '17, 5am

[Mothership] The things they don’t tell you about working overseas https://t.co/P4qzb0cK7l

For many young Singaporeans, working overseas is fashionable. The whole idea of experiencing new cultures and seeing the world while earning a decent pay check can be pretty enticing. But beneath all the pictures of instagrammable snow-covered streets and the expat-bubble life (i.e. – jetting around to visit exotic places and meeting lots of interesting new people), there are many important lessons from your time abroad that will change how you see Singapore. You learn what it’s like to be a minority If you’re a Chinese person in Singapore, this is one of the most important lessons you can learn overseas. Find out first-hand what it’s like to be the only Chinese person hanging out in the pantry. Learn what it’s like to be left out of conversations because you don’t speak the language. When you come back to Singapore, you’ll understand the struggles of your non-Chinese frie...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/the-things-they-dont-tell-yo...

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