Tag Archives: living overseas

Life Hacks, Adapting to the New Normal

We received our air shipment last week, finally.  Our household was packed up in Taipei July 5 and 6.  We had two shipments:  one went by air and the other by sea.  Neither should have taken very long to reach … Continue reading

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Making a Missing Ingredient

Spinach lasagna is a family favorite dinner.  I make it with cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.  I knew, from living in China, that cheese is expensive in Asia, but I was prepared to pay the price.  Finding the ingredients in … Continue reading

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All In A Week of This Expat’s Life

What a week. Zack graduated from high school.  Upon counting, I realized that he attended 11 schools from age two to 17.  He not only got through it, he got an academic scholarship to his top choice university! On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawly Critters on a Morning Climb

My hiking pal and I crossed paths with more than our fair share of creepy crawly critters this morning on our 3 mile hike up the mountain.  It’s not unusual for us to see a few frogs and a snail … Continue reading

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What’s to Love about Diplomatic Life?

A lot. I admit, I did not want to move overseas.  As I like to say: been there, done that.  I didn’t want to do it again and it wasn’t in the plan. Plan. Ha! So, I spent the first … Continue reading

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Parenting Fails Happen

I enjoyed the Grade 5 Recognition Ceremony at the boys’ school last night.  Watching Bob celebrate the transition from the Lower School to Middle School filled me with joy and just a little bit of sorrow.  I am not a … Continue reading

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Costco in Taipei: The Same as Home but with Taiwanese Characteristics

The morning after our arrival, our welcome family took me to Costco.  I have to admit that knowing there is a Costco here was extremely comforting to me, making the move slightly less overwhelming. The store was pretty much as … Continue reading

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