January 2019

January 2019

What a journey! I’m so excited to share a summary of my first month’s posts from January 2019.

Before I do, I really don’t think I’d be here without my mom (uhh, she birthed me, right?) and the support of the people who enjoy and read my writing (that’s you!).

So…

Novia — Where do I begin? I met you years ago on this website (I think) and you asked to become a student while I was an English teacher in Japan. I knew nothing about Indonesia at the time, the extreme wage inequalities, nor the beauty of their culture. I charged you an obscene price, yet, you stuck to your lessons diligently! Honestly, it wasn’t until I arrived in your country, explored it for a few months, and finally had a chance to meet you in Jakarta that it hit me how fortunate and blessed I am to know someone so supportive and kind.

“I have just finished reading your latest blog post. I’m sending you my biggest hug for your high school self!

Please please please do keep inspiring people and tell stories. I am so looking forward for more.

Well done, Jef.”

Thanks so much for your inspiring words during the raw beginnings of my blogging/writing!


January 01, 2019 — Sleepy New Year

January 02, 2019 — Where are you now?

January 03, 2019 — Become a blogger

January 04, 2019 — Life in China

January 05, 2019 — Want more money?

January 06, 2019 — Culture shock

January 07, 2019 — The Cottonwood Tree

January 08, 2019 — Would you survive?

January 09, 2019 — Scroll [Habit]

January 10, 2019 — Rules of working

January 11, 2019 — Harassed in China

January 12, 2019 — Where’s your freedom?

January 13, 2019 — Inspirational Quote No. 01

January 14, 2019 — Out of gas

January 15, 2019 — Nothing’s impossible

January 16, 2019 — Climbing Hua Shan (华山)

January 17, 2019 — People are precious

January 18, 2019 — In a flight

January 19, 2019 — Thank you (100 Reads)

January 20, 2019 — New City

January 21, 2019 — Most embarrassing

January 22, 2019 — Scary story

January 23, 2019 — Stolen iPhone

January 24, 2019 — Laws in Vietnam

January 25, 2019 — Cafes in Hanoi

January 26, 2019 — I paid a prostitute

January 27, 2019 — My life abroad

January 28, 2019 — Hanoi nightlife

January 29, 2019 — Struggles with loneliness

January 30, 2019 — Job Offer


That’s all for January!

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Jef van de Graaf
Canadian Copywriter & World Traveler
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