Tag Archives: expat life

Moments on Instagram: My 2nd Year in Italy (May 2016 – April 2017)

Since two years, May has become a special month in my life, for it was May two years ago that we moved to Italy. It is said that when you are enjoying, you forget about time. When drafting this post while reviewing the memories of last year, it seemed like everything just happened yesterday! Around this […]
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How I fulfill my Asian food craves in Florence

Surviving rules of a Chinese expat in Florence Taste is part of our memories. A special taste may not remain in our mouth for a long period, but it will always take a place inside our brains and heart! I deeply believe that no matter how many years a person lives abroad, and how much he/ […]
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Florence vs. Hong Kong | Comparison by An Asian Expat in Italy

  Finally after one year, this article comes out. During my first year in Florence, I’ve kept receiving questions from friends, sometimes my readers, asking: How is life in Italy? Do you like it here? Do you miss Hong Kong…… Origin from China, I do miss my cultures, my family and friends a lot. But […]
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Best of the Year: To My First Year in Italy (May 2015 – April 2016)

Time flies faster than we realize. In a few weeks, I will officially be one-year resident in Florence. Looking back to the past year, I feel so blessed: I managed to settle here, made quite a number of local friends, traveled around Tuscany, armed myself with knowledge of Italian cultures. In the meanwhile of looking […]
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4 Unique Baby Shops in Florence

It is again that period of the year when parents start to shop for kids: spring/ summer outfits, swim suits, hats, shoes, party supplies…… In my case, I need to prepare: clothes for my little one, who is turning 2 soon (that basically will be a revolution of the closet), beach stuff (sunblocks, swim suits, […]
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My Interview by Local Newspaper Il Reporter

My March starts well. After a rainy week in the past, finally we are facing a few days of sunshine (although the past weekend is quite wet and cold). Another thing that makes me happier is reading my interview published on the local newspaper Il Reporter. Valentina Veneziano, a journalist and  freelance writer, did an […]
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To Borgo, with Love 💕

If one day I am the tour guide for my friends in Florence, I would take them to those local districts, where they find one-next-to-the-other houses with the terracotta roof, those green shutter windows, and the campanelli next to the vintage doors. AKA, the Borgo!!!