Tag Archives: humor

How to celebrate a newborn baby across cultures

As promised, here’s a little how-to guide for announcing the birth of a multicultural baby across different parts of the world and what to expect! Announcements: Phone calls (Africa), emails (U.S.), Facebook (everyone) It was amazing to see the different … Continue reading

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The day I saw a talking, motivational weigh scale

Would you want a weigh scale that actually talks to you? Apparently people in Dubai do, going so far as to stamp inspirational messages on their weigh scales. I started giggling when my husband and I passed through this Middle … Continue reading

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Unable to see the bird’s nest for the trees

I’m so glad spring is in full swing. We’re able to spend more time outdoors, and I love venturing out in the car without needing to bring a winter coat. My husband loves the extra sunlight, too. Having grown up … Continue reading

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Growing up left-handed in a right-handed family

My Twitter feed led me to this article by Web Ink Now: Thinking Right (and Left) about Content Marketing. Here’s a section from the article: Left-brain thinkers focus on the logical, rational, sequential, and analytical while right-brainers prefer more random, … Continue reading

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The husband who listens too well

Sometimes I hear from wives who complain that their husbands don’t listen enough. I have the opposite problem. My husband listens too well. Inklings of this problem began to surface while we were still unmarried but just friends. I’d be … Continue reading

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How to deal with pop culture … across cultures

Often my husband surprises me with just how much he knows about U.S. pop culture. He said he watched a lot of U.S. movies before he came here and used them as “study aids” to learn more about the culture. … Continue reading

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A world of difference between him and her

We have recently been moving house, and both of us have been discarding items we’ve hardly used in two years. One of the tougher decisions, for me, was a birthday gift I had bought for my husband-to-be years before we … Continue reading

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How to get 120 mpg in your hybrid car (and describe your multicultural marriage)

I like saving things (whether it’s money, fuel or sentimental greeting cards – I especially get a kick out of the last one!). That’s why I thought I’d show you this amazing photographic evidence that yes, Virginia, it is possible … Continue reading

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Every day should be Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my blog readers! That said, I simply cannot understand (nor do I particularly like) this holiday. Did you ever ask your mom, like Linus does in the Peanuts comics, why we have a Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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Making the “ask” across cultures

I’ve heard about “making the ask” in marketing circles. In every marketing campaign, there comes a point when people are requested to buy a product, subscribe, act, etc. – and it’s called “making the ask.” That got me thinking about … Continue reading

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