Me: A civic-minded, but cynical, former American lawyer. Since 2005 I have had the good fortune to live in Zhuhai, China; Cambridge, UK; Hong Kong and now Utrecht, Netherlands. This summer we are moving back to our beloved Hong Kong!
Four Five international moves and I still enjoy gawking at (and sometimes still being the cause of) cultural collisions (often with other Americans).
In my former life, working for a good-hearted international NGO based in Seattle, I spent a decade traveling to India, Rwanda, Angola, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Mexico.
I have been a columnists for the expat-support magazine, Global Connection. My work has also appeared in Imprint 13 and Imprint 15, anthologies by the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society.
I am married and have two delightful children.
Awards and recognition! I’m pleased to have been “Freshly Pressed” by WordPress and to be “highly recommended” by the very cool Hong Kong Blogs Review. One of my very popular Hong Kong posts, Hong Kong Warning Icons, was picked up by the Hong Kong Free Press. I have also given several community blogging awards. Have a peek here for the details.
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 simply 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.