I’m sitting in my room…air-conditioning on, plus a separate fan set to the highest level. As soon as I open my door to the hallway, I will cross instantly from the cool crisp air of my room to the hot, thick, humid air of Thailand. It’s 31.3 C (89.3 F) outside with relative humidity of… Continue reading So…how’s the weather?
I hate goodbyes. I know... everyone says it, but I think this is the first time I realized how AWFUL saying goodbye is. Usually, I'm saying goodbye to a friend going on a month vacation, or my dad when he goes on a business trip for a couple weeks, or my family when I left… Continue reading Goodbyes are the WORST!!!
Welcome back readers! I've got another Third Culture Kid for you all to hear from. Remember Paul from last week? Well, Evan is Paul's big brother. As I mentioned in my last post, Paul and his brother Evan were in the same dorm as my sister Melody and me. I've included a picture of all the… Continue reading Featured TCK: Evan
Paul was one of my best friends when I was in 1st grade. Paul was my age, and his brother, Evan, was my sister's age (Remember my sister Melody?). The four of us all lived in the same dorm at boarding school. We were all away from parents, but for that year, we had many good times!… Continue reading Featured TCK: Paul
I am not often moved by poems. Sometimes I find them entertaining or consider them well-written, but this is a poem that really struck me in a way I didn't expect. I actually found it in my Nonviolent Communication textbook for school, but I could relate it to my experience as a Third Culture Kid. Can you?… Continue reading Masks
So my last post told you a bit about how my oldest brother Nate felt about being a missionary kid growing up between multiple countries. You can see my post entitled Featured TCK: my brother Nate. I asked my sister Melody to answer the same questions about her experience, and I was very excited to see how her… Continue reading Featured TCK: my sister Melody
As a matter of interest, I decided to send out some questions to my siblings about their experience as a missionary kid. Today, I will present the answers given to me by my oldest brother, Nate. Next time, I will post the answers given by my Sister Melody. You will notice that both siblings have… Continue reading Featured TCK: my brother Nate
Dear readers,I would like to brag for a second by saying that I just conducted my first-ever interview for TCK research, and it was awesome!! Actually, the awesomeness had absolutely nothing to do with me and everything to do with what I heard from the young TCK I was interviewing. I can't give you any… Continue reading progress
When I was in Thailand, it was normal for us to have as many as 20 guests over for lunch every day. It was part of my parents’ job description to welcome incoming missionaries and help them settle into Thailand. My parents were more than happy to have guests over for meals, and so it… Continue reading Grown-Ups
Can you name the speaker? Albus Percivel Wolfric Brian Dumbledore. Otherwise known as... that old guy from Harry Potter. One more thing you'll learn about me is that I LOVE Harry Potter. I know there are ethical issues with it among the Christian world, but to me, it's a great story with some powerful lessons… Continue reading Life above dreams