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Leaving Malaysia at a Time When Live Comedy is Getting Exciting

I moved to Malaysia in November 2008. Shortly after arriving, the displacement and only being a couple of years into motherhood meant I was struggling with my identity and what to do with myself. I didn’t know how long I would be here for, but I knew it would be at least two years thanks … Continue reading »

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Things to Consider When Meeting Expatriates, Immigrants, or International Students in Your Country

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my move to Malaysia. On November 8th, 2008, I left my home and some family in Australia, and with my son I followed my husband to Kuala Lumpur, who had arrived a couple of weeks earlier. 5 years in the country, and now that my best friend here is … Continue reading »

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My Comedy Obsession May be Gone, but Love Remains

Last night I was sitting in the front row of the cheapest seats at Istana Budaya, attending the Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia for the first time. This is the fourth year the event has been held, and I’ve lived in Malaysia all those years, but I’d never attended before due to not being … Continue reading »

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Why I Think (Lack of) Racial Diversity in Media is a Global Issue

If this is the first time you’re reading me, let me first share with you the basics of where my perspective comes from. I’m a white Australian woman who has lived in Malaysia since November 2008. I travel a lot, and I consume media. Film and TV have been my preferred mediums, but I also … Continue reading »

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Out of Place, An Expat’s Experience

For a while, I’ve been thinking about writing more about what it’s like to live in a foreign country, one in which you don’t hold a passport for. Then, a few weeks ago, whilst I was sitting in the playroom in the complex I live in as my youngest son played, I noticed something I … Continue reading »

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