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在温哥华的美好新生活 Your Beautiful New Life in Vancouver

每一个城市新移民都梦想着在新的家里开启新生活。聆听我的学生对温哥华新生活的憧憬和希望,是我作为ESL讲师最大的乐趣之一。他们对选择移民温哥华的美好评论让我重新认识了家乡,记住了家乡的诸多美好。选择移民是因为他们看到了希望,这需要他们积极、乐观、勇敢和创造奇迹的心态才能离开自己的家园,去另一个国家建立新的生活,尤其是需要学习新的语言和新的文化、习俗和思维方式。然而,当居住许可拿下来,购买房产后,孩子们在新学校登记入学,我有时会看到学生们失去了最初的精力和兴奋。事实上,对于能否在这里过上美好的生活,他们是会有泪水和疑虑的。他们和我一起分享了在这里未知的日常生活,他们甚至会感到不知所措。我尽力回答他们关于日常生活中的实际问题和文化习俗,帮助他们建立信心,向新生活迈进,但我不能亲自与大家见面。因此,我和郑义在本书中尽最大努力编写了关于温哥华的日常生活和文化习俗,以及常见问题的答案,便于帮助所有需要的人获得信息。我们已经完成这本书,希望它能鼓励你,让您创造温哥华的新生活。
Every immigrant to a city has a dream for their new life in their new home. Listening to my students’ hopes and wishes for their new life in Vancouver is one of the biggest pleasures of my job as an ESL instructor. Their lovely comments about choosing to move to Vancouver help me remember the many reasons to appreciate my hometown. Choosing to immigrate requires a lot of hope, bravery, and optimism to leave one’s homeland and build a new life in another country, especially when it requires learning a new language and new culture, customs, and ways of thinking. However, once the residency paperwork is done, the home is bought, and the children are registered in their new schools, I have sometimes seen students lose some of their initial energy and excitement. In fact, there can be tears and quiet doubts about whether they can succeed at building a good life here. They share with me how they feel overwhelmed by all the things they don’t know about daily life here. I do my best to try and answer their many questions about the practical and cultural details of daily life, so they can build their confidence and move forward, but I simply can’t meet personally with everyone. Therefore, Yi Zheng and I have tried our best to compile all the answers to the most frequently asked questions about everyday life and culture in Vancouver in our book so that we can help get the information out there to all who need it. We have written the book with information and encouragement for you to create YOUR New Life in Vancouver.

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4 thoughts on “在温哥华的美好新生活 Your Beautiful New Life in Vancouver

    1. Thank you very much Cherry. It is actually quite a joyful experience watching newcomers build new an interesting lives for themselves here in Vancouver. I really love to hear their stories and hopefully I can share some of them on this blog in the future.

  1. It is quite true that moving to a foreign country entails courage and bravery, frustration and depression. We are lucky here to have so many people sharing their stories and supporting each other. Thank you Kari for listening to us, caring and understanding us.

    1. Thank you Catherine. I completely agree that it is so important to develop a network of support when you are in a new country and often so far away from your family and friends. In the book I tried to include all the ways I know that newcomers can meet new people, find help if they need it and get involved in the community. These are the baby steps needed to build a new life in a new land.

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