Posts tagged travel
Home Tastes Like Chicken Adobo

The meal is comforting but a little bittersweet, since the usual suspects aren’t around the dining room table tonight for this adventure with my Lola’s written recipes. The food just didn’t seem as complete without my Lola hovering over us to see if we’ve gotten enough sauce over our rice mounds…

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Worship in Sri Lanka

Not a practicing Buddhist, there is one cultural practice Ava Senaratne still upholds when she travels back to Sri Lanka to see her grandparents. This mini article will quickly describe this local custom of hers.

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Food for the TCK Body & Soul

Before speaking to my mom, I believed I had no habits to uphold as an adult living on my own, but perhaps I was wrong…

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When the Chameleon Grew Pale

When the little chameleon girl was born, she was completely green, just like her parents. On her first day in kindergarten she was shocked to find out that no one else was green, the other kids were mostly purple...

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To a Land of Simpler Life and Spanish

My earliest memories are of traveling back and forth on ‘Mr. Continental’ and ‘Mr. American’ from Honduras to Illinois, to see Grandma and Grandpa at Christmas time and feed the cows. When we were there, we spoke English and ate Krispy Kreme donuts. When we were back home, we spoke Spanish and ate beans and tortillas...

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Self-Worth, Strength and Stripping Away The Rest

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...

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You Will Find Inspiration Where You Least Expect It

I found myself getting jaded and cynical. I was constantly surrounded by plight, with nothing to hold onto for inspiration. The revolutions I heard about in microfinance, social business, and other development sector related interventions were not taking place here...

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Dear 2008 You

It is 2008, and our conversation is yet to ride the waves of the internet. Like a bird that seeks to beat a fast-moving train, it is getting harder to pick up where we left off. No matter how furiously we scurry and scribble through each page, our letters tarry to the finish line, lagging three months behind, responding to a stadium that has long emptied.

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