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Life in a Private Chinese School (Part 1)

If you could write a book, what would it be about and why?

I’ve contemplated this over the years, as if I’m a writer, and I’ve finally come to a conclusion. 933 more words


An Anniversary of Sorts - Four Years Later

Four years ago, we glanced nervously around us as we pushed two trolleys of precariously balanced bags, car seats, and a double umbrella stroller through the doors of the Stuttgart Airport into the great unknown. 984 more words


Belfast English vs. American English

I was excited when Chris received a job offer in an English-speaking country. Before he got the job that brought us to Northern Ireland, he applied for jobs all over the world.  324 more words


Top 5 Posts of the Past Year: #1 The Venezuelan Beauty Culture

As (Im)Migrating with a Purpose’s birthday month comes to a close so does this Top 5 Countdown. My most popular post this past year (un)surprisingly pertains to the very same thing that makes Venezuela famous: beauty. 117 more words


Mid-Service Conference, part II

What have I accomplished in one year, personally and professionally? Am I satisfied? Is my project staff satisfied with me?

*Disclaimer: There are a lot of “I” statements in the following post. 1,027 more words

Personal Experiences

In the words of

Don’t we all love quotations? A thought seems to sound better in the words of a professional. Apart from sticking one into a speech, we can’t just type up a quotation for all the world to admire. 181 more words


Culture Shock

The other day I had to buy some tokens for the washing machine at CATIE. The lady who works there who I see on a regular basis looked at me and said: … 179 more words

I'm Not In Kansas Anymore