Archive for May, 2010

Losing Patience

Posted: 25th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

I’ve been travelling in Europe with my cousins. You may have noticed I’m a TCK. My cousins are very much not. They’ve lived in Texas for pretty much all their lives, and this trip over here is their second in their lives overall, and their first backpacking without family around (except me.) Up until now […]

Asian Escape

Posted: 24th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

2010 was embraced standing freezing our asses off at Trafalgar Square drinking champagne and mulled wine in a vain attempt at staving off the blistering cold. Joyous celebrations and late hunts for toilets ending up with a long wait for a tube and the trudge back home to the comforts of bed. The next few […]

You know you’re a Third Culture Kid when… You often feel misunderstood. You don’t know where ‘home’ is. You consider ‘white peoples’ music boring. Your friends don’t understand why you want to hang out with ethic groups. It took you a while to understand why someone would chose to be vegetarian. You get confused when […]

Hey friends, This story is of the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie and her speech on It really enlightened me and reminded me to keep my worldview open, avoiding stereotypes and giving every person a chance to tell their WHOLE story. If you have 15 minutes to watch the video, or a quiet space to […]

Hi everyone! I just started a Kickstarter project to help us fund this project to Washington DC; I hope you can help! Click here for the link on Kickstarter: We had a successful premiere run in New York City on May 13-15 at University Settlement. They also gave us a gallery space at their […]

Where are you from?

Posted: 19th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Oh no, its that moment again. A pause at the question, a split second to consider the answer. You know the answer, of course. You also know it will take more than five minutes to cover just about everything. You’re tempted to just scream “I DONT KNOW!” but you’ll end up scaring this nice new […]

Vlog post # 3

Posted: 12th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Vlog #3 from Alaine Handa on Vimeo.

Moving on correctly

Posted: 11th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

So, you find yourself once again on the move… Yes it is all to easy to cut the ties and relationships and move onto a new experience, a new place and a new people. But what of those we leave behind. All to often TCKs think only of their move and themselves and forget those […]

Just what is “Normal”

Posted: 11th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Having had to deal with issues of rejection, misunderstanding and alienation over the years I have had time to think over the events of my life and draw some conclusions. I put them here for you to consider and disagree or agree with From my observations people in different cultures have different definitions of what […]

Moments of Leaving

Posted: 9th May 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

A friend of mine had what I call a Leaving Moment, recently. I define this as a moment where you and others around you get together, realizing that your time together is almost over. It’s a time to appreciate each other and let your guard down. I remember times like that. I remember the trip […]