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Slowing Down to go Faster

It’s July Fourth weekend and I am happy to say I survived Penn Station and the Long Island Railroad to get out to the Hamptons, to hang out amid the fluttering flags, plentiful garage sales and fake-tanned ladies. 461 more words

New York

5 Peculiar Eating Habits of Brazilians (or so I am told)

When it comes to food and table manners, each culture has its own do’s and don’ts. What is polite in one country may be extremely rude in another, and even simple requests can be met with dirty looks (tell me, France, why can’t I have coffee with my dessert?) I’ve come a long way adjusting to life in the US, but I still hold on to some habits that are a constant source of amusement to our American friends. 638 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 210 more words

Blogging Challenge

An Expat's Independence Day

We sit in our living room watching a YouTube video of fireworks while we reminisce about the Fourth of July we spent in America two years ago. 808 more words


True Though: Korea *Has* Gotten Better in the Last Eight Years

After failing to find an acceptable job in Taichung I went back to Korea. After failing to find an acceptable anything there, plus the then-new requirements for a work visa being exceptionally difficult to pull off from within Korea, I lucked out and landed a gig in Japan. 386 more words


Expat Life: Week 9 - Gundam Expo at Ngee Ann City Takashimaya

There was a Gundam Expo at Ngee Ann City Mall in Orchard during 4th – 28th June. One of the main highlights were the huge models of Mecha (robots) prominently displayed outside from the mall. 35 more words

Foreign Travels

a few of my favorite things

Its been 4 months in this new land, world… life abroad. Things that happen in my day to day have become commonplace and I realized today that I want to capture them, write them down and remark on them before they become the norm for me here in Munich. 993 more words