Monday, 10 August 2015

Ramona Maharaj from the City of Hamilton - Teaching in China

After teaching in both Korea and Japan, Ramona Maharaj from the City of Hamilton knew that she had to continue life in Asia; as the opportunities for ESL teaching were far too good to pass up. Her next assignment was in Shenzhen, China, where she went off to teach at a private school and get a genuine taste of what it’s like to live in the world’s most populous nation.
Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton
Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton
 One of the first things that Ramona had experienced in China was something that she did not get as much as she expected from Korea and Japan; and that is culture shock. Japan and Korea, while both having their own strong presence of cultures, have trouble hiding their western influence at times, while China is a beast of its own. It is country that is so massive that those who are immersed in the deeper parts of the country often never make it outside of the country’s borders, as the landscape itself is so large that traveling as far as a border equates in travel time to international trips for people from other countries.

Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton saw the depths of China through her students, who were so numerous and prideful of their upbringings that it made her realize how truly large the world is.