Tag Archives: moving overseas

Culture Shock- Revisited

People typically go through four clear steps of cultural adjustment when relocating to a new country. The first step is known as the Honeymoon Phase and can be described as: —Initial Delight and Exhilaration A new arrival can expect to … Continue reading

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On The Road Again- Moving tips

As a military family, we have moved homes 11 times, so many people assume, and feel free to comment, that we “get used to it.” We don’t. The 12th move might be easier in terms of the fact that we … Continue reading

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T Minus 1,704 Hours

PCS season is nearly upon us, and it’s far better to go into it eyes wide open, than to pretend that it isn’t coming.  For readers not familiar with the acronym, PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station.  In layman’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post from the Globetrotting Gamer

My 16 year old son, Zack, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, wrote this essay for his Rhetoric and Composition class and posted it to his blog at http://www.GlobetrottingGamer.wordpress.com.  I am so proud of him and how far he has come, and … Continue reading

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Stages of Culture Shock

Culture shock is a reality, no matter how similar the new culture appears to be. The stages of culture shock are spelled out in the official health handbook of my husband’s office. I can attest to the fact that these … 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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The Panic Ebbs and Flows

A household move, for any reason, places stress on every member of the family.  I’m pretty sure it is safe to say that an overseas move is more stressful than most.  I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again, … Continue reading

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