So Where’s Home? – A TCK Documentary

“A ThirdCultureKid [TCK] is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture.”

Credits to Adrian Bautista, who did this amazing project for his film and media studies minor at Georgetown University. 

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Goodbyes. The hurt.

A few days ago, I hopped on a plane that was going to take me thousands of kilometres back from my birthland, Britain, where I had spent 3 weeks, to my hostland, Malaysia, where I have lived for 10 of my 16 years. And on that plane, my emotions, which I have kept in check from the public eye all my life, threatened to boil over.

because,

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Shopping in your Non-native Language – The Laughs and Frustrations

Right. So. You’re living in another country. They speak a different native language. One can’t hide forever! You have to venture outside and buy food at some point!

And such is true for me. Recently, my Mum fell and tore some muscles in her leg, hence, to cut a long story short, I have been dropped into the responsibility of grocery shopping.

So, here is my story in the first person, of how my brother and I, a pair of teens– went shopping.

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Beating 1.5k People – To get 2nd in the Largest Cycling Event in Malaysian History

I’m so excited right now, there’s no way I’ll keep my ‘final line’ in till the end of this post. So, here it is!

I just beat, one thousand, five hundred people, in a 20-kilometre cycling sprint, in the largest ever cycling event in Malaysian History, to get 2nd Place. 

*squeals with delight*

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Clashing Loyalties – To whom do I swear Allegiance?

My Mum is from Northern Ireland.

My Dad is from Malaysia.

I have a British Passport.

I have a Malaysian ID.

To which country, should my loyalty and allegiance belong to?

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Even Though. – A TCK Poem

“A ThirdCultureKid [TCK] is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture.”

Even though. . .

My Mum is a full-blooded Irish Briton.

It was in Australia, that she was smitten.

Even though. . .

My Dad’s Old Ancestors were Chinese,

It is in Malaysia, he felt at ease.

Even though. . .

I was born in Scotland,

My closest cousin, hails from Holland.

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