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What Does Home Mean And Feel Like For A Third Culture Kid?

Home. It sounds like a simple word to define. But it’s a word that has layers and layers of meanings.

For many migrants, third culture kids, parachute families, expats, travellers, interracial couples, refugees, asylum seekers, Asian Australians, Asian Americans, African communities, Indian diaporas and really anyone who has moved around or hangs around different cultural groups, home can be hard to define. 1,905 more words


Photo 1: Pomegranate

If you read my last post, you know I’m challenging myself to take 7 photos before next Monday and post them here. Part of this is to see if I can stimulate my creative side a bit. 410 more words


On The Nature Of Little Gestures

The other night, I was watching the tired flow of Karu Site’s night market.

I watched shop owners turn lights off, shut windows close. I watched as smoke rose from half-spent fire woods and drifted in lazy clouds along the narrow path between shops. 1,072 more words

Why Rift Sounds

So, why this blog and why this name?

I was looking for a safe space to express more emotional, nuanced, even political opinions and thoughts and reflections. 533 more words


Contemplating Armageddon

I thought about retreating from the internet today. I’ve done it before. I thought about tearing down this cardboard construction of blog posts, photos, status updates, and messaging accounts, and retreating back under a sturdy looking stone. 300 more words



My daughter is only six and has not started to talk extensively about her identity yet, but sometimes I wonder how much she thinks about it. 355 more words


"D" for December...and Disappointment

Last night we were watching a very strange documentary on Jim Carey playing the role of Andy Kaufman.  Although Jim is pretty lost and searching he said one very key phrase that gripped me, and spoke right into my situation: 916 more words