Tag Archives: Living abroad

Day 3, USA: Repatriation Shunned

Originally posted on a newer blog site in June of 2018, I’ve transferred this entry here to merge all my online writing into one place.  This piece deals with having decided to NOT return to the USA, back in the … Continue reading

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Dating Locally, Logically: Single Expats Abroad

“Michael, did you date me just to say you could ‘be’ with a Mexican girl?“, questioned a gal I was saying farewell to (because I was going back to the States after three months in a Spanish-language program, the final … Continue reading

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Where Will Marrying Abroad Take You—Or Leave You?

So you’ve decided to work abroad, allowing yourself the enviable opportunity to see the world, soak up several cultures, partake in language learning.  The list, surely, does not stop there.  Your head full of hopes, you focus on the open … Continue reading

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My 4-Year Old Gets the F-Word, Too!

Recently, I posted a blog highlighting my experiences in Taiwan with having been called a F-oreigner too many times to tally, and I further jotted some thoughts down about humanity’s propensity to focus on race in my Love See No … Continue reading

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A Foreigner’s Foolhardy Face-Giving Faux Pas

Face. I’ve failed. I’ve faltered. Occasionally, I’ve fucked up. Why can I not simply accept the concept of saving face or giving face, learn to utilize both skills more adroitly, more subtly, and come to terms with face being a … Continue reading

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Images of Brunei, Part III

Here is Part III of my Brunei photos.

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Images of Brunei, Part II

Although we would have loved to head to the jungles of Brunei, which surely is the most exotic aspect of traveling in Brunei, we stayed in the cities/towns, with some country road driving in our rental car, especially the lovely … Continue reading

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