My life has been very weird living here. Because I’m an artist people tend to see me in a completely different daylight. In the beginning when I just started out I needed to win the respect. And now while living and working abroad it feels I need to have to start all over again. But I chose this life.
The weirdest things I encountered was with boyfriends. I have been here now for almost 7 months I believe but it feels like they think it’s very special to date with an Asian artist. Maybe they think it’s exotic or something.
I already had many ups and downs and also my fair share of stress. The most stress I got in the beginning, but that was the best stress as that made you aware of what you have to prepare. For instance, living abroad and being an artist from another country you have to arrange a lot. I don’t work for another company directly so I did my own research. The most difficult was finding the area I needed to stay, which in the end was not that difficult. I had to find a good international health insurance from one of the many providers. Talk and discuss with them the options and check the service for an expat life like mine. And I had to find a way to get into the new artist life, literately open new doors. And this was a problem.