How much of my self-worth comes from my being a TCK? Some of the major strengths that I have gained are tolerance, a wider worldview, broader experience, empathy, and resilience...Read More
As much as I vaguely wonder about what a brick-and-mortar home could have been—I am completely free...Read More
If you thought this could only happen in Pakistan, you are wrong. It happened in Singapore, and it even happened in Australia (even though there, I had to earn my spot in earnest)...Read More
I was fortunate. My parents (to whom I bear no animosity by the way) did, in fact, keep me supported financially until I was finished with university and had entered the military...Read More
Then there was the McDonald’s birthday trend. Uncle Sam had muscled his way into the Karachi youth’s minds, and a Happy Meal and rides on colorful slides were the dream in the late 90s. I didn’t have one, but I was invited to one. It was an utter disappointment...Read More
In my native Spain, children at age six could drink 1/4 strength wine. At 16, you went to full strength. In Hawai’i when I was flying, it was “Hey, bruddha, can you drink with us?” Likewise, on Guam, the test would be handing someone a 5 dollar bill and asking them to go buy a 6-pack of beer...Read More
We left the taxis that were everywhere, and we left the skyscrapers that gave the most incredible views of the vast city. We left the live music in the park where you could dance with other couples, smiling and laughing, not caring that you were stepping on your partner's feet...Read More
Welcome to our newest theme!
There's a lot of chit chat going on behind the scenes this month. The theme is interviews - of the self and of others. We're uncovering how locals feel about TCKs, and how we may have influenced those around us. We're also uncovering how we feel about TCKs - we've looked searchingly at our own multilocal lives and are introducing ourselves one by one through our own personal profiles.
It's nice to meet you!
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)