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    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Connecting with Locals and Making Friends

    When you move somewhere new, you’re starting out with a clean slate. You go and create a new community of people you surround yourself with. This can take time and when you’re out in the real world, it takes pushing out of your comfort zone to find that group of people you click with. I share a few tips I've learned along the way to connect with people in a new environment.

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    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Home

    Most people have a home base, usually it’s the house/area/state that they grew up in, where their parents live, and where most of their friends also call home. Because I moved around a lot, I defined “home” by the people I surrounded myself with. I talk about my home around the world in this blog post. Check it out!

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    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Language

    Growing up, language was a big part of my life because I was either learning a new language or speaking another. I learned Mandarin, English, Thai, and French, but currently only speak English and Mandarin. Regardless of the languages I retained, I am grateful for the roles each language played in my life.

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    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Part 1

    It’s weird moving back to Taiwan because I managed to find a home in four out of six countries I lived in, but not in my country of birth and citizenship. I’ve been thinking about this lately and that’s what prompted me to start this series, “Third Culture Kid Diaries”. In this post I share some situations in Taiwan which make me feel like an outsider.