About Ola Jagielska

Ola Jagielska is an ESL teacher, language enthusiast and co-author of this blog. She speaks five languages and is striving for more. She loves traveling, reading and drinking good coffee.

How I managed to achieve 96% in my HSK 3 Chinese exam and how you can too

HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试). It’s a standard Chinese language test with 6 levels. HSK 1 is the lowest and HSK 6 the highest. HSK 3 comes somewhere in the middle. In the post I explain what I […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 For the past two weeks, I’ve blogged about my story about thyroid cancer. I found out about it in China and I considered having removed there, but eventually decided to return to Poland for […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Last week I blogged about how I found out about my thyroid cancer while living in Putian (a developing city in China). This week I want to continue my story up to just after […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On December 4th 2015, I got a message containing one of the scariest of words possible: cancer. Thyroid cancer, in fact. My friend had just translated my thyroid biopsy results. I’d asked him to […]

It’s Time for Us to Go Public

It’s been almost three years since we got married in a Polish fort and said goodbye to our families to embark on our nomadic lives in Asia. We promised ourselves then we’d set up a blog. We even bought this […]