Well, it seems I don’t have good luck when it comes to Taiwan.
I first came here to work in 2009, and in that school year I admit
that I made one screw up that caused me not to do well. But the
second year I worked in Taiwan, I did a much better job. But
by May of 2011, that school where I taught told me that they
would not renew my contract because they want to expose the
students to a teacher from a different culture. So I left Taiwan
then and worked elsewhere.
After I lost my job of 2 years in Canada last year, I decided to
come back to Taiwan. Did I intend to come here? No. But I
came back, and I notice that my job here is different because
I am in the bilingual program, and it’s more of a challenge than
teaching just EFL as I did 10 years ago here in Taiwan.
And guess what? My current school here in Taiwan had just decided
that they will not extend my contract. So if I want to get a new job here
in Taiwan, I will have to apply to a different school with a different
program. But the fact of the matter is, due to the restrictions caused
by COVID-19, I will assure you that if anyhow I leave Taiwan for good,
I will never come back, forever. I don’t want to leave, but it’s very
likely that if I am departing my job, then I will also be departing Taiwan.
What’s in store for me in Canada? I don’t know.