Category: International Living

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Glamping New Zealand

One of a kind Kiwi Experience: Glamping on a Hilltop

Welcome to JC Design life. It’s your life. It’s your design. This is vivian. Today I’m gonna share with you an amazing kiwi experience of camping. Well, not quite camping. To be exact, it’s called Glamping. Let me explain.. My husband & I had a weekend away and stayed in a place called Canvas Hut.…
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kiwi life in New Zealand

One of a Kind KIWI Experience: Live in an Underhill Cave like a Hobbit

Welcome to JC Design life. It’s your life. It’s your design. I’m Vivian. It was really fun to play the role of that Hobbit girl in the fairy tale story. hehe..Now let me tell you what’s really going on. It was just a time when my husband and I were in a special holiday accommodation.…
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things I learned from living in NZ

The No1 thing I learned from living in NZ for 15+ years

Welcome to JC Design Life. It’s your life, it’s your design. I’m Vivian. My husband and I went to a High Tea place with a Beautiful Garden! Apparently high tea is neither a Chinese thing nor a German thing. So it’s really our first experience. Just think it might be interesting to other people. So…
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Chinese lesson

Teaching my German hubby Chinese – Lesson 1 “lǎo gān mā”

One of the biggest challenges for an international marriage is the language and culture barrier. So we decided to teach each other the language of our own country. While learning the language, we will learn the culture as well. Since we both do speak English and we can communicate well, we do admit that we’re…
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cross-cultural Marriage, International Marriage

What a Chinese-German couple says about Cross-cultural Marriages

Just a disclaimer: we are not relationship experts:) We simply want to chit-chat with you guys a bit to share our stories and how we made it work so far. In this video, we will answer the following questions: 1. How did a Chinese and German end up marrying each other in New Zealand? 2.…
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