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Expat Lingo

Observations of a Serial Expat. An American who has lived in Zhuhai, China; Cambridge, England and now Hong Kong. Comics, humorous stories, thoughts on Hong Kong vs. The Mainland, Hong Kong news and more

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Most Recent Posts from Expat Lingo

News from North Korea

While Expat Lingo is on leave in China, the (North) Korean Central News Agency has taken up its patriotic duty to fill-in with what you soft, imperialist boot-lickers call a “guest blog post.” We take this opportunity to extol Kim Jong-un’s (unanimous and uncontested) “reelection” as Chairman of the National Defense Council! The citizens of … Continue reading →

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:20 am

Return to Shangri La

Expat Lingo and her clan are on leave in remote China. Following on from their earlier “Mythic China” trip, they will explore even further reaches of Yunnan Province. Superlatives will abound! This hardy foursome, including, as always, a three-year-old and seven-year-old, will: Ascend to higher altitudes! Devour greater quantities of lamb! Endure extremest car sickness! Tromp … Continue reading →

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 11:53 am

Struck! By The Curse of the Expat Wives!

I sat down on one of the many flourescent-lit, blue plastic chairs. The man across from me glanced at my head, stood and left the small waiting room. I briefly wondered whether he was uncomfortable sitting with a gweilo, but then my name was called and I walked across the hallway to the x-ray room. … Continue reading →

Posted on 7 April 2014 | 2:23 pm

Stomping on the “trailing spouse” moniker: 5 options

I despise the term “trailing spouse” and yet even I begrudgingly use it as lame shorthand way of explaining my situation abroad. “Trailing spouse” makes me feel like an uncooperative cat on a lead. But even with that baggage, it’s still a step above the clubby, musty term “expat wife.” Using either, however, causes me … Continue reading →

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 2:03 pm

Red Banner Sister’s assault on Hong Kong luxury stores

As shopping mall after shopping mall in Hong Kong fell into the grips of the luxury market, Red Banner Sister knew she had to take action to liberate the city from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bvlgari, Armani, Rolex and Dior. Her strategy was to launch an outrageous new fashion trend. A trend that fused the anti-fashion … Continue reading →

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 2:38 pm

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