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  Hi there! My Name is Anna. I am new in this communitiy and I would like to ask you for kindly supporting my study. I would be very very happy, if the german speeking users of this community would fill in the questionnaire of my study. The participants should be in the age-range of 14 […]

Highland Gathering

Posted: 16th November 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Today, we went to the Highland Gathering in the suburb of Kelmscott, in the city of Armadale. As the name implies, it is a celebration of all things Scottish! We didn’t know what to expect but figured it would be a fun day out. We arranged to go there with 2 families from my son’s […]

Don’t Be Afraid

Posted: 10th November 2013 by Moses Alwood in Uncategorized

“Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone” -unknown This has been something that I have struggled with throughout my time here in Ireland, and to be perfectly honest, it’s something that I have failed at as well. When my parents and I first moved to Dublin […]

Is Halloween Celebrated in Perth?

Posted: 1st November 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

We were told that Aussies didn’t really celebrate Halloween, so my son’s school organized a “trunk or treat” which entailed parents volunteering the trunks of their cars, decorating them with Halloween paraphernalia, parking them all nicely in a row, so the kids could go “trick or treating” at each car like they would have in […]

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 […]