Why Chiang Mai?
“My husband and I feel it’s a beautiful nature filled city where we can build a family; live a happy life. Our families and friends feel comfortable to visit us because of the peaceful vibe. We’ve had more visitors here compared to the countries I lived in before (China, Japan, & USA). When my father retires, he and my mother will be able to move to Chiang Mai. It’s a good environment for elderly people; they can live a peaceful life, fewer struggles than their crowded hometown of Shanghai; there is more space to relax. They can commute easily to local shops, enjoy the mountains, and swim at their condo. The weather is pretty good too – the weather makes you forget time here in Chiang Mai.”
♥ Jing Jai Market – I highly recommended going to this market early Sunday morning. You can find many wonderful organic vegetables, snacks and drinks – enjoy the peaceful vibe there.
“I started learning Muay Thai for a short time when living in Shanghai; today I couldn’t be happier about the gym experience here in Chiang Mai. The coaches here are friendly and professional, they treat you as a family member, care about you as a person.” ♥ Fight Fit
“I feel happy and comfortable within the Zumba community, the instructors and students have a close connection, and we all support each other. I just earned a Zumba instructor certificate; I hope to become a full time instructor in the future. When I see all the students dance, they really release pressure from their life. After class everyone has a happy face, feeling successful from a good workout. The students give me good energy and encourage me to improve myself as a instructor.”
“I teach Japanese language courses at a international school in Chiang Mai.”
“ I landed the international school teaching job because my husband introduced me to the principal. She saw my potential as a language teacher, because of me being fluent in both Mandarin and Japanese. I had previous experience teaching music classes to kindergarten students at an international school in Shanghai. My skill set as a language and music teacher matched up with the schools needs.”
“ After meeting so many nice co-workers and families at the international school I was able to start teaching private Japanese language lessons to students. I currently teach Japanese to student’s ages 6-17 here in Chiang Mai. For the next year I plan to balance my work life between teaching languages, Zumba and piano.”
“Having babies, raising kids, trying to become closer to the community where I live by being more involved in holistic workshops and nonprofit organizations.”
“I plan to help with our family blog by translating stories into Chinese and Japanese. In the future, I hope to feature people from the Japanese and Chinese community of Chiang Mai on our blog. “
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the international school community, tutoring, joining a workshop, gym or Zumba class, living the condo life, and helping nonprofit organizations here in Chiang Mai.
♥ Places I highly recommend ♥