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Don't Take it Personal

I’ve been singing Monica’s “Don’t Take it Personal” (so easy to sing along…It’s just one of them days, that a girl goes through) all weekend. It was just one of those weekends where I was up and then down over everything, big and small. 965 more words

Foreign Service

Pindah ke Philippines! #Part1

Setelah hampir sebulan ini gue pindah tempat kerja dan tinggal di Taguig City Philippines. Banyak banget yang tanya gimana rasanya kerja di luar? Disana makan apa? 951 more words


Preparations for a life journey

All of us get the urge to travel.  We start this quest at a young age, going on vacation with the family to some historical or vacation spot. 768 more words

Expat Challenges


No, this is not a post about letting it go or sisterly love.


It’s about my current EFM (eligible-family member, that’s what I am as JR’s spouse overseas) employment situation. 1,194 more words

Foreign Service

Views from the camp

Truck loads of refugees are arriving at this camp everyday. The Red Cross team are doing an amazing job of getting people through the registration process but facilities are straining. 11 more words

Working Overseas

Caffeine queen

There are times when a cheap packet of instant coffee granules stirred into tepid water can make a girl happy. Tonight I am profoundly happy to have just that and from a lady who loves her coffee that’s saying something. 314 more words

Other Stuff

Teaching English in Russia 3: A first brush with ‘new’ Russians

The lift dings, and from it emerges a stocky girl of about 10, and a weather beaten-looking man in a leather jacket.  Taking the man to be the girl’s father, I shake his hand and, as I am in a hurry, mentally file his slightly bemused expression for later.  882 more words