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October 2021

A working holiday visa holder’s journey


As a working holiday visa holder, my journey is filled with excitement, enlightenment and inspiration. I take this opportunity very seriously. While doing research before writing this blog post, a range of information was accumulated and carefully studied so as to develop my future employability brand. To be more specific, from now on, I will keep learning technical skills from LinkedIn Learning which is an online learning platform offering a wide variety of courses. Peart (2019) suggests that the illiterate of the new century are not people who cannot read & write, but people who are unable to learn, unlearn & [...]

A working holiday visa holder’s journey2021-10-26T14:52:31+00:00

How to better enjoy the lifestyle in Europe


Most people in Eastern Europe don’t eat junk food and maintain a positive way of life. The healthy lifestyle in Europe: Eastern European diet I went to a dinner party in Ukraine last month and I was impressed by how healthy the food was: no sugar, no soy, no grains, no diary and no sweeteners of any kind. The dinner table was full of fish, meat, vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruit as well as some very healthy oils and healthy flavoring such as herbs. “Because we have a sweet life, we don’t really need to import as much sweetness through our [...]

How to better enjoy the lifestyle in Europe2021-10-19T03:27:46+00:00

Travel in Europe and have a reasonably balanced lifestyle


Research shows that travel is the best way to relax your body and ease your mind, and I’d like to talk about what I’ve learned when I was traveling in Europe. Lifestyle balance equals wellbeing. In our daily life, we always spend too much time doing things because the need to be seen to be busy all the time predominates as a social norm in our culture.  That’s why we lose variety, the spice of life. Sadly, doing too much is detrimental to well-being.  The real outcome of over busyness and overwork is that people usually feel overcommitted, overburdened, overwhelmed, stressed, [...]

Travel in Europe and have a reasonably balanced lifestyle2021-10-11T13:53:05+00:00

September 2021

Why tourists should totally travel to Ukraine


SimplyTravel.International offers you a comprehensive travel package which includes flight, accommodation, sightseeing, translator and tour guide. In this way, you don’t have anything to worry about and can relax & enjoy the trip! For those who absolutely love souvenirs, here are some amazing ideas…. There are many valuable souvenirs that you can buy when you visit Ukraine: Petrikivka Painting: This is an art form that marvels. This folk painting was created in Petrikivka of a Dnieper region (that’s a small town). When you visit Ukraine, you can buy spoons, mugs, plates, caskets or other decoration items adorned with Petrikivka Painting. This [...]

Why tourists should totally travel to Ukraine2021-09-24T11:07:14+00:00

Travel and fine dining: These activities trigger dopamine


I’ve been to many countries, and so far, my favorite experience is travel and fine dining in South Australia. After working for the Hibiscus Tree for a while, I feel more confident in the hospitality industry now. My work experience informs my future plans. In the future, I plan to develop my Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skill which is the most important Internet marketing skill so that I can contribute to any organization in the hospitality industry in today’s day and age (every company has a website that needs to rank high on Google search results). I can learn SEO through [...]

Travel and fine dining: These activities trigger dopamine2021-09-07T07:45:59+00:00

August 2021

A gourmet trip: My working holiday


I was very fortunate to work for a gourmet restaurant during my working holiday. The Hibiscus Tree is a Sichuan restaurant which promotes Sichuan cuisine and Chinese culture in Adelaide City. As a waitress and kitchen hand, my contribution to the team is important because this is a small team – the business manager expects everyone to contribute to the growth of this business. As a result, I can offer my insights into localization and help the restaurant to grow quickly. As for my strengths and weaknesses, I will use my strengths to my advantage and work on my weaknesses during this [...]

A gourmet trip: My working holiday2021-08-25T13:12:47+00:00

Travel and good food: Do you like Sichuan cuisine?


I worked for a Sichuan restaurant which is based in Adelaide, Australia. As I had a working holiday visa, that experience was about travel and good food! A Sichuan restaurant: The Hibiscus Tree in Adelaide City is supposed to be localized because the business owner would like to use localization as a marketing tool in Adelaide. Indeed, as a Chinese restaurant in Australia, this business may encounter some cultural differences in this environment which might affect its operation and revenue (Clarke & Chen 2009). As a result, offering insights into cultural differences and localization is an important interview technique, as this [...]

Travel and good food: Do you like Sichuan cuisine?2021-08-17T07:27:46+00:00

Travel in East Asia & meet the iconic Japanese brand Muji


Muji’s recent financial performance is declining. Though Muji has achieved huge success over the years, COVID-19 has made its business in the United States fundamentally struggle. Lung (2020) points out that Muji’s US operations recently filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. Further analysis reveals that Muji’s stores have been struggling since March 2020 because of COVID-19. This retailer cannot afford its high rent as well as other costs; consequently, it is hard for Muji to survive in the United States. What actually happened? Truthfully, Muji had struggled even before the pandemic because the rental prices in key landmarks and locations [...]

Travel in East Asia & meet the iconic Japanese brand Muji2021-08-10T20:57:52+00:00

How to be a freelancer and travel the world


Ramit Sethi famously said, “The most common freelance gigs are editing, writing, web design, graphic design, video production, IT support as well as software / app development.” Do you know how to monetize your skills and your passion so you can be a freelancer and travel the world with a laptop? Let me show you how! What are your profitable skills? In reality, not all skills are equally profitable. Certain skills are surely more profitable than others. For instance, translation is a pretty good skill, yet if you want to monetize translation online, it’s not practical as usually you are competing [...]

How to be a freelancer and travel the world2021-08-02T06:48:13+00:00

July 2021

How to make use of your free time before travelling internationally


I know the vaccine has been found, so you are excited – you really look forward to travelling internationally, right? Well, before international flights become viable again, you probably have some free time that could be used to do whatever you want. If you are wondering how to make full use of your spare time right now, you may take some notes while reading this blog post. Find out what you want to achieve in your career, and then build a powerful network in that direction.   In order to travel internationally, you probably need to build a nice nest egg [...]

How to make use of your free time before travelling internationally2021-07-20T13:55:38+00:00
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