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  • Hi everyone! welcome back to my channel.

  • If you have been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm a really big fan of Taiwan.

  • Actually, last year I used to live in Taiwan, because I applied for a “working holidayand I got it.

  • I moved to Taiwan, and I was living there for about 5 or 6 months.

  • But then

  • as you know, the corona crisis happened and at first, I was planning to stay in Taiwan during the crisis,

  • because I felt very safe there. Taiwan was handling everything very well.

  • But then, as the virus was spreading in Europe and there were less planes flying to Europe, I realized that I might be stuck in Taiwan.

  • If something happens to my family, if somebody gets sick, there is no way I can go back home.

  • That's when I decided I would go home as fast as possible to be close to my family during this crisis.

  • At that time, when I just left, I was thinking I was going home for just a few weeks at most.

  • But now, this whole crisis has been going on for months and it was not what I expected.

  • It looks like it's not over yet. It looks like we might get a second wave.

  • In the comments I often see the question: “when will you go back to Taiwan?”.

  • I was wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about it a lot and today I want to tell you what my plan is about Taiwan.

  • I hope you are sitting comfortably, I am going to make myself a cup of tea. I advise you to do the same!

  • Welcome on my Rooftop!

  • I have not filmed here before, but this looks like a nice place to talk on our ease.

  • I hope you are comfortable and got some tea like me.

  • Let's go back to the subject.

  • When I came back to Belgium at first, I wasn't doing much.

  • I was living at my parent's house and all my siblings came back home so it was really nice.

  • After a week or two I was thinking:

  • I might be stuck here for a few weeks so it might be good to get a temporary job to get some money for when I go back to Taiwan.

  • I applied at a job agency, I gave them my CV (resume).

  • When they contacted me, they had a few boring job offers, very temporary job offers.

  • But one job offer was very interesting to me. That one had to do with education and with things that I studied.

  • I went to that place for a job interview. The first job interview was in person.

  • I was interviewed by two people there and it went really well. They told me there would be a second interview with another person.

  • The last person I would have to talk with. At that time started the lockdown. My meeting with that person became an online interview.

  • It went very well and the job sounded interesting to me. I started the job there, but it was under a job agency contract.

  • Sorry, there is a tractor coming through

  • I don't know if you saw that.

  • Sorry for the noise.

  • I started a job there, but my contract was a job agency contract that could easily be terminated.

  • Every week, whenever I wanted, I could have quit if I wanted to.

  • I started my job there and I soon noticed that I liked the kind of work that I had to do there.

  • It was very different every day, it is not a job where every day is the same, getting really boring very fast.

  • I think it is challenging and interesting. Everyday there are new challenges and new problems I have to face try to find solutions for everything.

  • I really like that.

  • Now, after working there for 3 months they offered me a real contract, not from the job agency but at that company.

  • Since I like this job I accepted, and I made up my mind to work there for 2 years.

  • After 2 years I will re-evaluate if I like my work there and if I want to continue to work there or if it is time to make a complete career switch.

  • I'm not sure about that yet but I can definitely see myself work there for a while.

  • Suddenly my plans completely changed because this was not my intention.

  • When I came back to Belgium, I thought this would be very temporarily, just waiting to go back to Taiwan.

  • But now I am very happy that I found this job because when I'm looking at this whole situation with Corona,

  • nothing is sure and I don't even know when I would have been able to go back to Taiwan.

  • because I used to be in Taiwan on a “working holidaybut my working holiday was for 6 months and after 6 months I could apply for another 6 months.

  • When it was time to apply, to extend my working holiday, I wasn't in Taiwan anymore.

  • I had to go back already so I couldn't extend my visa there, I think there is no way to do it online.

  • My working holiday is over, I guess the only way I can go back to Taiwan is as a tourist. That is very nice already!

  • As a tourist or maybe one day if I find a job in Taiwan and they can sponsor my visa, that would be a possibility.

  • I was thinking: 2 years that is a long time not to go to Taiwan, so I definitely have to go before.

  • My plan right now is to go to Taiwan this winter.

  • Of course, there are two factors that could change my plans but (I hope not):

  • One is of course coronavirus: will there be any flights to Taiwan? Can I enter without a visa?

  • There are some questions still there. I am not sure how this situation will be once winter comes.

  • I hope that this stupid virus dies when the warm weather disappears, but I am not sure about that.

  • Corona is the first factor and the second factor is that I have to get permission from my workplace to go on a holiday for 2 weeks during winter.

  • But I think it shouldn't be a problem if I ask it far in advance, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't be allowed to go to Taiwan.

  • That is my plan for now.

  • I wanted to keep you all updated because I know you are all very curious to know when I will be back in Taiwan.

  • My answer is: hopefully (let's all hope) this winter.

  • When I go back, I'm so excited because it will not be summer. Summer is so warm in Taiwan.

  • I am happy that I can go back during winter. It is so nice!

  • Winter here in Belgium can be very cold but in Taiwan winter has the perfect temperature to enjoy everything.

  • I am very excited. I'm planning to save

  • You might have noticed that since I made my channel, after a few months I could turn on monetization.

  • Maybe you saw an ad at the beginning of this video? I am trying to save money for my trip to Taiwan with my YouTube channel.

  • I am not sure if it will work because you might be aware that that the ad-money that I get is very low

  • because YouTube keeps a big part.

  • There are also some rules like: a person needs to watch at least 30 seconds of an advertisement or the full advertisement

  • or maybe they need to click on the advertisement I am not sure how it works but anyway

  • It is not going fast but I am trying!

  • I will make videos and hopefully I can reinvest the money that I made with YouTube for my YouTube material:

  • camera, microphone lighting upgrades and for my Taiwan trip.

  • Wish me luck! I will try hard and I will keep making videos and I hope you all enjoy.

  • If you have any suggestions of things you would like me to do

  • Right now I'm thinking: I would love to review some Taiwanese products.

  • I will go to the Taiwanese restaurant in Leuven (that is my plan) to buy some products

  • like the condensed milk one. I would love to give my opinion reviews of products.

  • I will see if I can try some Taiwanese products in Belgium that I can try and review for you.

  • Let me know if you have other ideas or other suggestions of content you would like to see from me.

  • I think I said everything, everything I needed to say

  • Maybe just a code word. If you watch until now, the codeword of today is:

  • Rooftop

  • It's getting windy here!

  • Thank you so much for watching. I hope to see you very soon in the next video.

  • Stay safe and healthy. Bye-bye ~

Hi everyone! welcome back to my channel.

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When will I return to Taiwan?

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    周建丞 posted on 2020/08/22
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