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Language Blunder: Mispronunciation of One's Name Can Be Embarrassing

We moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan in October, 1996, and at a friend’s suggestion, we hired a driver for two days a week for a few months. 247 more words

Extreme Expat

Doing Business with Japan

GBMC is honoured and delighted to present you hereunder the following cross-cultural seminar:

Seminar E: Cross-cultural Business Awareness Training:
“Doing Business with Japan” &
“How to pitch to Japanese prospects” 36 more words


5 Traits of Churches That Send

Every church agrees that missions and evangelism are important. But what exactly that means in terms of a church’s priorities, finances, and prayers can be a completely different matter. 1,885 more words


Care Pack!

So this morning, I received a package from my parents in Singapore. It is such a warm fuzzy feeling getting stuff from home. Most of the time, these boxes from home contains small little things that remind me how much my parents think of me. 624 more words

American Life

Chuseok Lite

Chuseok: A time of year when most Mrs. Kims are spending hours or days chopping vegetables, frying Korean pancakes, and maybe even making rice cakes–such harrowing work that some buy these fake casts to avoid it–while many Mr. 273 more words


The Last People XXXV - Anhah

At the end of the Sabbath meal, Anhah leaned over, and spoke to Anuniaq in her Inuit dialect. The dialect was slightly different than his own, so he needed to listen carefully. 556 more words

Congo: recent trip brings me full circle

I didn’t set out on this journey to become a life coach with a specific direction of coaching missionaries or impoverished pastors in Africa, or training coaches for cross-cultural work. 1,260 more words