Category Growing Up In Asia

Worst first day of school. Ever.

It seems like every time I've logged into one of my social media accounts over the last month or so, someone has been talking about the first day of school.I've read posts about back-to-school shopping.I've seen the cutest first-day-of-school pictures.I've comforted a couple of moms after they've en...Read More

Category : Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 20:23:40

What do you say to a naked waiter?

Sixth grade was an awesome year for me.I developed my first celebrity crush (Patrick Swayze), I developed my first real-life crush (Nicholas), I got my period (yuck), and I made the kind of friends that last a lifetime.The only trouble is, one of those friends was a lot cooler than the rest of us. S...Read More

Category : Funny stories Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 17:23:40

Why I will never go camping again. Ever.

On one of my first dates with my husband, he asked me if I liked to camp, and I almost spit my wine at him, but then I remembered how much I liked him and I started to worry. What if his whole "I work in finance" persona was BS and he was actually one of those granola-y types?He could obviously sens...Read More

Category : Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-05 18:23:40

Why you should never gossip at work

For the last couple of weeks, I've been having vivid dreams about all of the crazy things that happened to me at all of the summer jobs I had when I was a kid.The time I worked as a waitress in a sleazy diner and accidentally showed up at work half naked.The time I was a teachers assistant and reali...Read More

Category : Funny stories Growing up in asia

Tags : Summer

Dated : 2021-04-02 01:23:40

Why I never pursued a career in teaching

When I was growing up in Singapore, it wasn't possible for Expat Brats like myself to get a part-time job to earn some extra spending money.Something about work permits and student visas…So instead of working at the hottest clothing store in town (and being voted Best Dressed 4 years in a row) lik...Read More

Category : Funny stories Growing up in asia

Tags : Summer

Drug testing in high school: barbaric or brilliant?

Did you ever suffer through the indignity of drug testing in high school?I did.It was school policy.Now, I know what you're thinking. You're wondering what parent would send their kids to a school that tests students for drugs. And you're not alone in that thinking.But the thing is, the high school ...Read More

Category : Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-03-20 03:23:40