August 1, 2020

Today, August 1, 2020 marks my tenth year living as an expat. I still remember the trepidation of leaving everything familiar behind — my family, my friends, my career, my home. My fear was ameliorated with the notion that living abroad was temporary, that I would return. But having lived in five other countries, the notion of returning home is a little more complicated.

While I was born in the Philippines and grew up in California, in the last ten years home was also Italy, Germany, Argentina, Bulgaria, and now Hong Kong. As an expat, the nearest…

Josefino Rivera, Jr.

Learning Activator @aishongkong • @TED_ED Innovative Educator • @TEDx Organizer • @Learning2 Leader • Cellist • Photographer • MA @Stanford • BA @ucsantabarbara

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