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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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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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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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