One Year in the Land of Frites, Beer and Mayo

One Year in the Land of Frites, Beer and Mayo

Hey there, I'm sorry for neglecting this blog, but life has happened in a major way over the past year. My willingness to post more dropped when my camera did. Then I got a job, and life became busy and wonderfully full. But I promise to keep up with our adventures as of now. Let [...]

Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

From a very young age, I reveled in the power of words and images but never realized writing and photography could connect the dots for me in a life full of geographical twists and turns. By leaving home to find out what force was pulling me to move overseas, I was already starting to live out my purpose. [...]

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

3 months came and flew by in the Belgian capital. Call it a mini staycation for my husband who's originally from Antwerp, or an assimilation assignment for me―Brussels was our home base for three months while we switched gears to Belgian life. It was the backdrop to an exciting, transitional period of our newlywed lives, and I really [...]

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

I can't believe it! It's been over a month since we moved countries and things are going really well. What a huge change full of emotions, excitement, uncertainty, and new beginnings. I was exhilarated at the idea of moving and now that we've settled in and have found our feet in Belgium, I'd like to recap our [...]

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

As I type this post, I feel rather reflective. It's easy to fall into the sap trap so I'll try my best not to do that. Processing this move is something I knew I'd have to do, but sitting down to write about it always makes it feel more real. Talk about a countdown: We're moving to BELGIUM [...]

Where do we go from here? Location Uncertainty as an Expat Couple

Where do we go from here? Location Uncertainty as an Expat Couple

A transnational marriage presents logistical challenges in and of itself, so how do we, as a young newlywed couple, reconcile mystery destinations with wanting some semblance of a normal life and roots abroad? Anticipation meets bittersweet nerves, and like twice before, we'll be leaving the foreign country that we’ve gotten to call home. This time [...]

Airports: From Asia to America

Airports: From Asia to America

Malaysia is a funny place when you step back and compare it to the US, and I know I shouldn't, but it's quite inevitable to compare the two. The laidback, can't-be-bothered attitude drives me crazy at times. Drivers either straddle both lanes of the highway or speed down the shoulder because traffic makes them impatient. Doctors [...]