expatcamelia
Expat Camelia
expatcamelia
Jul 20 2016
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Easily solved by requiring proof (ticket, flight number, whatever) that there is enough time after the end of the movie for them to get to their gate for their next flight, say 30 minutes to an hour of leeway. Theatre ushers would be able to turn away anyone without enough time.

Jul 7 2016
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The Bush/Gore election. They did a poll of all the kids at my elementary school for some kids magazine, and I remember picking Gore because I had some vague idea that my parents were something called “Democrats” and didn’t like something else called “Republicans.” Read more

May 9 2016
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My parents (very white, average late middle-aged Americans) came to visit me in Korea and decided to take a stroll through the nice neighborhood near where I live. (Lots of nice houses, interesting architecture.) They got the cops called on them because they apparently looked suspicious and had a police car follow Read more

Mar 14 2016
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Another early bloomer here! The only upside to that was that when I bled through my jeans because (a) I was not yet familiar with what a period felt like and ignored it or (b) was told by a teacher to wait until after class, no one but my best friend clued in. (Thank god for wrapping shirts around your waist in the Read more

Dec 28 2015
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My dad took his ring off and put it in the pocket of his leather jacket when he had to play a gig. (He’s a guitarist and I guess he didn’t like the way it felt when he played?) Then someone stole his leather jacket during the show. My parents had only been married a year and a half. Read more

Dec 23 2015
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How old is kid #1? If they have a friend who doesn’t live too far away, maybe ask that kid’s parents if they can have an impromptu sleepover when kid #2 comes. That’s what my parents did with me when my brother was born, and it worked out well for everyone. (My brother was born during summer vacation so they didn't Read more

Dec 14 2015
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The best part is that just across the pond (i.e. the Sea of Japan) in Korea, women traditionally keep their names because taking your husband’s means you’re turning against the family that raised you.

Nov 13 2015
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Does it work on a beer menu? Guess I’ll have to find out this weekend...

Nov 12 2015
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My husband and I have been mostly sleeping apart since we first started living together. We have very different sleep schedules and habits—he can’t fall back asleep if he’s woken up, I sleep like the dead, he spread-eagles to take up the whole bed, I curl up into a ball, he likes to watch TV before he sleeps, I need Read more

Oct 26 2015
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My husband and I eat sausage a lot because it’s easy and we’re lazy cooks, but he saw this on the news and is freaking out about the fact that we had sausage for dinner. Read more

Oct 20 2015
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My husband planned our entire wedding and honeymoon. I was only called on to select between two venues and try on dresses. Literally everything else was done by my husband and the planner he picked, because he’s a prince and knows that I (a) am indecisive as fuck and (b) don’t actually care that much. The whole thing Read more

Oct 14 2015
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Truly stunning. It almost looks unreal, like someone cooked it up on their computer.

Oct 13 2015
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My parents’ house has a third-floor apartment (for the the original owner’s son) with a kitchen designed for a 6’ tall man. The countertops and sink are all very tall, but it’s surprisingly not that uncomfortable to use (I’m 5’5”), and it wasn’t really a major concern for us when we bought it.

Oct 13 2015
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Yanghwa Bridge is a genius bit of songwriting. Did you hear/see the cover some girl did on Masked Singer? Not a dry eye in the house.

Oct 13 2015
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Zhou Mi is my Chinese husband. He’s like a beautiful sparkly unicorn gahhhhhhh I love him so much.♡

Oct 12 2015
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As a expat in Korea, might I suggest Hyukoh? They’re a band-band and not a boy band, but they’ve exploded over here and you can’t escape their music if you’re in the country. Zion.T is a singer-songwriter who’s also really popular these days.

Oct 7 2015
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That house is adorable! It looks like she managed to save a lot of the original elements without even realizing what it was. Read more

Oct 7 2015
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My mom grew up in Oak Park and my grandparents lived there till they died, so I went there a few times as a small child. It really is a charming little house, and I’d love to go back as an adult.

Oct 6 2015
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Oh yeah, he’s much better. He has an understandable loathing toward Christians, but he’s otherwise pretty well-adjusted and is good at making better friends who probably won’t turn their backs on him.