It’s never easy to live in a foreign country, no matter if it’s to pursue a career, a diploma, or to build a family, as cultural barriers await these newcomers.
Victoria, a girl who was born in Ukraine but has moved to Asia at a young age, has a lot to share regarding the experience of adapting to a foreign country.
Hailing from Ukraine, Victoria moved to Hong Kong at the age of three and has been living in the region for the past 25 years.
She currently works in the customer service department of a Japanese bank and her job includes introducing Hong Kong to Japanese customers.
Thanks to her multi-cultural background, Victoria speaks five languages including Russian, Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese, and English. She also shared some interesting experiences to show what it’s like to grow up in a multilingual family.
She said that she speaks Japanese at work, but speaks Russian with her mother, and Cantonese with her father and brother. English is the go-to language when all family members are present since it’s the only language everyone in the household understands.
Victoria believes that it is important to learn more than one language and to practice them often, which she pointed out, is something one is able to do in many Asia cities, especially in an international hub like Hong Kong.
She expressed her pleasure to have grown up in Hong Kong due to the cultural diversity it has to offer.
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