Index by Topic: Transitions



Moving On, Part 2 August 24, 2013 My life in the US and in Europe
Moving On, Part 1 August 11, 2013 My life in the US and in Europe


Leaving the Volcano February 1, 2020 My move from Tagaytay after the Taal eruption
From Metro Manila to Cavite Province, Part 2 June 1, 2017 Adjusting to life in the province
From Metro Manila to Cavite Province, Part 1 May 14, 2017 My move to Tagaytay
Becoming an Expat October 13, 2012 A civil engineer finds here what he could not find at home
The Great Flood, Part 3 October 22, 2010 A follow-up a year later
The Great Flood, Part 2 October 11, 2009 What we lost and what we gained


International Kids, Part 2 November 10, 2015 His sister with similar and different comparisons
International Kids, Part 1 October 21, 2015 Differences between a private international school in Seoul and the student’s school in Texas
Moving On, Part 6 October 31, 2013 My decision to retire in the Philippines
The Last Big Move July 19, 2012 My 2007 move from Seoul to Quezon City, Metro Manila
In the Bathhouse (Mogyoktang or 목욕탕) November 12, 2011 Experiences of a young Englishwoman bathhouse
Military Linguists, Part 3 April 11, 2010 Cultural differences—an American and a Korean in the US and ROK armies
Military Linguists, Part 2 April 5, 2010 Culture shock, language and cultural differences with his Korean girlfriend
Military Linguists, Part 1 March 29, 2010 A serviceman fluent in Korean discuss his life in  Korea and his  wife’s life as a Korean orphan
An Irishman’s Culture Shock January 24, 2010 Personal and work experiences of a long-time resident


From Japan to North America, Reverse Culture Shock October 31, 2016 Returning from three stints in Japan, totaling twelve years
Almost a Japanese Housewife May 11, 2012 An Australian on her life in Japan


“Mafan” or Chinese Hassles February 27, 2012 Two bizarre, everyday happenings in China
On the Court in Xiamen, China November 27, 2011 Two tall foreign students on playing basketball on university teams
Finding Contentment in Mainland China September 16, 2011 A Canadian on teaching English in China
An Englishman in the People’s Republic, Part 2 May 17, 2011 The student on food, drink and hashish
An Englishman in the People’s Republic, Part 1 April 23, 2011 A foreign student on sex, sexual repression and lack of privacy in the PRC
Mother and Musician, Part 1 March 18, 2011 The mother of a white baby interacts with curious Chinese


Toughing It Out, Part 2 July 23, 2013 Staying in Nepal after the theft of money and passport