Adjusting to Life in the US: My Rants and My Raves

Adjusting to Life in the US: My Rants and My Raves

EASE OF COMING BACK We’ve been home for about a month now, although it feels like it’s been much longer. And not in the dreadful sense of something that feels like it’s been forever because of how draining it has been.  I have to say that coming...
The Transition from Lockdown in Malaysia to Freedom in the US

The Transition from Lockdown in Malaysia to Freedom in the US

Hey there! It’s been a minute. I’ve been home for about a month now, and I haven’t blogged in a while. Because truthfully, I wasn’t sure what to write about. I’m still not sure. I’ve always been an expat blogger in Malaysia, but I’m not anymore.  I’m an expat...
Dear Malaysia, Did You Really Just Kick Us Out?

Dear Malaysia, Did You Really Just Kick Us Out?

In my last blog, I wrote about how Mark and I were planning to leave Malaysia temporarily. Go to the US and Mexico and see how we feel, come back to Malaysia with new eyes. Feeling better, refreshed and regrouped. We were going to be gone for a while but come back and...
Dear Malaysia, We Love You, but We’re Giving You a Time Out

Dear Malaysia, We Love You, but We’re Giving You a Time Out

Dear Malaysia, You’ve been so good to me. You’ve taught me about the world. You’ve taught me about patience. About kindness. About privilege. About friendship. About sadness, loss, and love. But you’ve also taught me about frustration. Anger. Racism. Inequality....
11 Best Expat Bloggers You Need to Follow Before You Move

11 Best Expat Bloggers You Need to Follow Before You Move

As you can imagine, I’m a sucker for a good blog. But I’m also super critical about what blogs I read. Because let’s face it, there’s a lot of crap out there. And no one’s got time for crap! So, when I started thinking about this post, it was easy for me to write...
Expats in Vietnam: What’s Good, What’s Bad, and What’s Next?

Expats in Vietnam: What’s Good, What’s Bad, and What’s Next?

Welcome to My Expat Interview Series. Roy and Linda have been expats in Vietnam for 5 years. But now, everything is changing. This is an insider’s sneak peek at the truths and realities of expat and digital nomad life. Not just from my point of view but...
21 Pretty Penang Cafes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Dessert First

21 Pretty Penang Cafes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Dessert First

Put on your bib. You’re about to start salivating. This list of Penang cafes is all about indulgence. As far as I’m concerned, it’s totally acceptable to have dessert first. Actually, if you want, have 2 desserts and skip the main course altogether. No one here is...