Author Archives: Twoplacescalledhome

Reflection: Kick Off 2012 with Project 365

It’s that time of year for reflection and renewal. In 2011 I started this blog. I was so excited about blogging a few weeks later I committed to WordPress‘ Post a Week 2011. Truth be known, I fell short of … Continue reading

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Tips to Overcoming Fear in Social Situations

It’s the holiday season and whether you’re at HOME or at home, you’re bound to be put into uncomfortable situations. Being an expat is similar to being around family you haven’t seen in many years — it seems familiar, yet you … Continue reading

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Membership Has Its Benefits for Buying US Products in Australia

Despite the title, I’m not talking about the American Express slogan. I got roped into going to the new Costco here in Sydney. My brother-in-law was born with the American consumer gene, belying his Chinese-Malaysian heritage. He was one of the … Continue reading

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Documents You Might Need to Establish Yourself in Australia

I recently came across a blog called “Waggadventure” written by a Canadian couple documenting their adventures relocating to country Australia. Today I read a post entitled “Permanent Residency” (Click here for full post) which inspired me to write my own experiences of … Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

One of the many things that is common for Northern to Southern Hemisphere expats is that the seasons are opposite from what you’re used to. So Christmas is HOT when it’s supposed to be cold. As it is spring here … Continue reading

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Last Day to RSVP for Thanksgiving Dinner in Sydney

Celebrate America’s family holiday with other expats — act now today is the last day. The American Australian Association cordially invites you to the annual Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, 24 November 2011 6:00pm Cocktails │ 6:30pm Dinner Postales Restaurant GPO Sydney Ground … Continue reading

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Embracing Your Inner Goblin

One of the things I miss about living in the US is Halloween. Yes REALLY! You see we don’t really celebrate it in Australia and although I don’t eat much candy these days, I loved it as a kid. I can’t … Continue reading

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