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Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted: 14th October 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

OK, so I’m not Canadian, but when I lived there I loved their Thanksgiving tradition, and it’s one of the many things about Canadian culture that I took with me when I left. With a family of my own now I felt it was important to instill a sense of gratitude in my children. Unfortunately, […]

TCK Project

Posted: 14th October 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

I am working on a project in my university to raise awareness about TCKs. I’ll be done this week and hopefully if it is good enough I can post it here. Working on this project has proven to be therapeutic at times when I feel like I don’t belong (you know, when it creeps up […]

I am Spilled Marbles

Posted: 7th October 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

I remember when I was fifteen or so, I first described myself as spilled marbles. It was true. I felt called in many directions, none to which I belonged apparently, or seemed to belong.  I remember when I was lied to, or used as a pawn because my decisions were made for me. I wanted […]

Once again the internet has helped me find some research on third culture kids. This time it is a thesis on the subject “Third Route Kids: A New Way of Conceptualizing the Adult Third Culture Kid Experience” by Tamara Lynn Williams at the University of British Columbia (February 2013). I want to quote part of […]

I am a Third Culture Kid.

Posted: 6th October 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

I only learned of the term TCK this year and I can’t express how excited I was to know that there were others like me. I’m not a missionary kid. I’m not a military brat. I’m biracial. I’m half Mexican, and half Mongolian. Two cultures at opposite sides of the world, err, my upbringing was a […]

Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: 28th September 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Yeah go ahead, you can be a little jealous…. we went. We went to the Singapore Grand Prix! So there are some perks to living on the other side of the world after all! And having a brother-in-law who lives in Singapore is also one of them. We took a long weekend to Singapore to […]

First Family Excursion

Posted: 25th September 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

The weather has been awful here with torrential rain and crazy winds – apparently Perth is known as Australia’s “Windy City”… who knew! I suppose you don’t get great waves for surfing if you’re not this windy. Anyway, this past weekend the weather had relaxed a little and so we decided to do a road […]

Job Hunting in Perth

Posted: 2nd September 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

I distinctly remember members of our family telling us not to bother looking for work in Perth from the UK. They said that it would take as little as a week to land a job there, and if we were contacting recruitment agencies all the way from England, it would be difficult to attend those […]

Posted: 16th August 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Is anyone on here currently studying at the University  of Leicester???

Is Distance Really Relative?

Posted: 11th August 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Distance, like everything else, is relative. The Earth is round after all. “It’s just a plane ride away”, I heard my husband say when I complained about how far we would be from everyone we knew when we moved to Australia. In fact, that was also most of my friends’ sentiments; they were reacting in […]