Observations of a serial expat now in Hong Kong. Four international moves and I still enjoy gawking at (and sometimes still being the cause of) cultural collisions. Join me in my search for both the absurd and the inspirational sides of expat life. There are always hard days (months!), but it’s a hell of a ride and I feel lucky to have had the chance.
Me: American (Seattle/Salt Lake City). Civic-minded, but also cynical, (non-practicing) lawyer. Have had the good fortune to live abroad in Zhuhai, China; Groningen, Netherlands; Cambridge, UK; and Hong Kong. In my former life, working for a good-hearted NGO, I spent time in India, Rwanda, Angola, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mexico. Once also roamed around the usual places as a curious, backpacked youth.
The comics and other graphics: I use Strip Generator to make my comic strips. It’s pretty “drag and drop”-dead easy, although infuriatingly, you can’t edit after the fact. For most of my other visual parodies, mocked-up photographs, and graphics, I use Google Document’s Drawing feature.
Curious about the older posts? To check out my older comics, missives and expat book recommendations have a browse through my index.
Awards! I’m delighted to have been “Freshly Pressed” by WordPress and to be “highly recommended” by the very cool Hong Kong Blogs Review. I have also been nominated for several blogging awards. Have a peek here for the details.