How I dress + pack for SE Asia

When I was doing my TEFL training in Bangkok in 2009, I noticed one of my classmates, Kim always wore jeans. “Why do you always wear jeans? Aren’t you burning up?” “No, I’m used to it. When I lived in the Philippines all the teenagers wore jeans. I don’t even think about it now. They’re…

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How’s my driving?

Cambodian traffic is something to behold. (Is behold the right word?) This is because you pretty much can drive in any direction you please. Now, in Thailand, I thought it was crazy when you saw a renegade motorbike going against traffic, hugging the shoulder and occasionally I did it, too. Sometimes it makes sense, especially…

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Do you speak broken English?

Despite the fact that I’m an expat in Asia and I hear broken English all around me, and struggle to communicate just as much as the next foreigner navigating these poorly maintained roads, I don’t speak broken English. And this isn’t because I’m an English teacher and I have my nose in the air, it’s…

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