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No longer aliens…

Perhaps you are wondering at this point: What is up with this girl's obsession with aliens? Well...  I'll be honest...One reason I chose "aliens" is because it's a good bait-word.  Seriously, would you have clicked on the blog if it just said "TCK Info"?  No.  Neither would I. I feel like "aliens" can accurately describe how TCKs… Continue reading No longer aliens…

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A letter to little explorers

Dear little explorer, It must be very hard to believe that you will be living in a new place soon!...

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“TCKs in Transition”

http://vimeo.com/97296408 Hey everyone, I saw this VIMEO titled "TCKs in Transition" a while ago, but I thought it would be a great way to introduce the Third Culture Kid" to those of you who don't know much about them. What do you think?  Do you find any of this surprising? relevant to you?  interesting? If you… Continue reading “TCKs in Transition”

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Sweet, Scary, Dangerous Dreams

I dream about Thailand almost every night. Usually I'm getting on a plane, then I'm landing in Chiang Mai. Sometimes friends are with me, Sometimes I'm leading a team from the church, Sometimes (giving away one my deepest desires) my family is there, reunited at last in our old home. The dream continues in a… Continue reading Sweet, Scary, Dangerous Dreams

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Dorm Life

Quick refresher: I am in Chiang Mai as a dorm assistant in a boarding home for missionary teens attending school away from home.   I have seen first-hand close the relationships are between every teen in this dorm. Though they vary in age, nationality, and interests, these teens see each other as brothers and sisters.… Continue reading Dorm Life

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the start of school and unexpected reactions

I am in northern Thailand, beginning my year-position as a boarding home assistant. The dorm is really just a big house for the children of missionaries belonging to one-particular organization. There are 15 teens living in the dorm here, ages 13-18. I work with one other boarding home assistant in addition to the dorm parents.… Continue reading the start of school and unexpected reactions

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Patient Smiles

Hi everyone, For those of you who did not know, I am finally settled in my position as "dorm assistant" at a missionary kid boarding home.  I am still learning lots about missionary kids and about boarding school life.  I can't wait to share it with you, but for now, I'll just share a short… Continue reading Patient Smiles

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Testimony of a Fainting Goat

Disclaimer: This post is not entirely related to TCKs, but I hope you enjoy it anyway   The fun started at 6pm… A lady’s night is always fun, especially for us missionary women here in Thailand. I was ecstatic to be able to join the event with the 6 wonderful women I have come to… Continue reading Testimony of a Fainting Goat