Friday, December 18th, 2015

A Place Called Home

 
Knowing many overseas students and fellow migrants in Australia also means reading various statuses such as “I wish I were home this Christmas” or “Home for Christmas!”. Some who are ‘stuck’ in …


Monday, February 21st, 2011

Being an in-betweener

 
I returned from Indonesia on Sunday morning, after spending half a day in Singapore on Saturday.  I didn’t get to sleep very well on the plane, as the activities of …


Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

An unconventional wedding – Part 1

 
Unlike the titles that we obtain at the end of our courses, titles such as husband or head of family are given when the person begins the journey. I started …


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Gluttony, glorious gluttony

 
It’s so hard to control yourself when you’re confronted with the variety of food that I cannot find in Australia. Having a lot of siblings means that they also want …


Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

How sweet it is!

 
I’m back in Indonesia again and even though it is not home as I know it – it will always be ‘home’ to me.  I dreaded it a bit as …


Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Culture clash

 
My current trip to Indonesia is a bit of a social journey – I haven’t really had any time to relax and enjoy my own company and have a holiday. …


Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The Art of Diplomacy

During my current trip to Indonesia, I have learned and re-learned a lot of valuable lessons in Asian diplomacy. In western countries, diplomacy is often a battle of wits and …


Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The Culture of Courtesy

Why is it so hard for Asians to be courteous? After observing so many overseas students here in Adelaide and other Asian travellers when I am on the plane or …