Tag Archives: moving abroad

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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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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It’s Only 2 Weeks

Horatio is in Taiwan for two weeks of immersion language training.  He is already fluent in Mandarin but the two weeks of intensive, in-country, classes will help him brush up on his skills.  Of course I’d rather have him here, … Continue reading

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My Chinese Son- Thoughts about Multiculturalism

No, Harold is not adopted.  He was born in China, the biological child of my husband and me, while we were stationed at the American Embassy in Beijing. People often ask, upon hearing that he was born in China, if … Continue reading

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