A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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While this ad was actually made for/against Brexit (tag line reads “we are not an island, we’re home to so much more”) it spoke a lot to the Expat Community (and the debate about whether HSBC was actually a good or bad bank for expat!).

The dreaded “Where Are You From” question for all the TCK (Third Culture Kids). I actually like the question “Where do you feel at home?” Well that’s the beauty of having moved around the globe so much… they feels at home everywhere because they can relate to a lot of the situations they encounter.

#TheBestGiftIHaveGivenMyKids

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The semester seems to have been tough 🥂🧀🥖

Almost over.
Which means almost home.
3 more sleep 💤

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We played number F16, D124, H18, B132, B102, C3, D104…. and Bingo!!!

Last night was speed dating night. They called it Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. You go from one teacher to the next one on your pre selected list when the buzzer goes off every 7 minutes.

Not that I would know what speed dating feels like 😉

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This tiny little nugget entered our life 17 years ago today.

Feliz Cumpleanos to our little Argentinian-French-American daughter. 💕

With 6 international moves and 30+ countries visited under your belt you are a true international kid. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

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Softball season has started.

We were fighting the rain in our previous location. We are now fighting the pollution. Maybe we will complain about the heat in our next posting ;-).

And when I say “we” I mainly mean “me” because she can play (& enjoy) any conditions.

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My daughter’s best friend laughed each time she comes over and see the French baguette on the table and said we are so stereotypical.

I asked her how was their kimchi last night and she said Touché 😉

#ThirdCultureKids #ExpatKids

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You know you left a country & expat friends group for a while when you have 17 mutual friends and you have absolutely no idea who those people are. Yet they socialize with all your old friends and get tag in activities you used to do yourselves with said friends.

Expat Circle of Life.

You keep some, you loose some.

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Daughter is in Shanghai for her week long China Study school trip and the city has been under heavy rain thanks to typhoon Fung-Wong.

I bet she’s gloating to her friends: that’s nothing, try living in Norway for 4 years and than we can talk.

By the way I don’t remember going to awesome school trips like my kids get to go. Not fair all I got was a trip to the local farm if even that!!!

Back to school – Expat style

You know you are an expat when your Facebook news feed is full of 1st Day of School photos for well over a month because there are so many different back to school dates.

It’s a great way of keeping up with who moved where too and see the different uniforms and how much the kids have grown.

For some (South hemisphere) it’s not even First Day of School it’s only back from winter break.

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Another “So glad to see you after all this time, let’s start our conversation just where we left it last time!”

We have Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aberdeen (Scotland) & Pau (France) in common but we parted for Abu Dhabi & Luanda (Angola) for her and Beijing (China) & Stavanger (Norway) for me.

But more especially we have the Expat life (ups and downs) in common and just with that we could talk for hours 😉