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Culture

So, You’re Going “Home”

By On November 11, 2014

Top 3 Secrets to Successful Repatriation So, you’re going home! After so many years abroad, you’re finally returning home. Congratulations! Wait, home?? What is this “home”? What are the challenges to moving… Read More

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Health

Your Blood is No Good Here

By On May 30, 2014

Speaking of donating blood, I found out that you can’t donate blood here in Hong Kong if you have lived anywhere in Europe in the last ten years. Because of mad cow… Read More

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Expat Life

Don’t Call Me, and I Won’t Call You

By On May 21, 2014

Ring, ring ME: Hello? CALLER: Silence. ME: Hello?? (with more emphatic intonation) CALLER: silence ME: Whaayee? (Cantonese for Hello, with loads of tonality to show the onset of impatience) CALLER: Silence. ME:… Read More

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Hong Kong

WiFi Madness

By On April 9, 2014

Life without WiFi? Inconceivable! How could anyone possibly live without WiFi?! You may have heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is a handy tool to use during cultural training sessions to… Read More

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Nature

Nature Calls in Sai Kung

By On April 4, 2014

One of the things I most love about moving to a new place – especially when it’s a new country or continent – is having a slew of different and unusual experiences.… Read More

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Culture

Cultural Perceptions of Shame vs. Honor

By On March 28, 2014

One of the most fascinating things I find about culture is perception. What means one thing in one culture can mean something entirely different – even opposite – in another. If we… Read More

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business

Interculturality as Viewed by American Executives Abroad

By On March 22, 2014

Nice article in INSPIRE-D Magazine, taken from interview with Helen Bannigan, CEO of Bannigan Communications LLC (aka – “me”) and Nicholas Nesson, General Manager of Corporate Communications of KBL epb. It’s a… Read More

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Language

What Languages Sound Like

By On March 20, 2014

Ever notice how animals “speak” different languages according to what country they live in? So a bird says “tweet tweet” in most English speaking countries, but if he moves to – say… Read More