Cultural differences between the West and Asia, from the mundane to the divine.
The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
“Trailblasian” is a collection of seventeen trail-blazing black women telling their own stories about living in East Asia. .The book–and this author/editor interview–show us the ups and downs of the Asia experience from a fresh perspective.
An English teacher at a university in Korea makes a spelling mistake, confesses to having dyslexia and discovers what that means in a “shame culture.”
This is an interview with a man who interrupted his Asian vacation to have a basal cell carcinoma removed in the Philippines. He attempted to have the surgery covered by his Blue Cross Blue Shield and now has something to say about the great healthcare debate.
In this 2014 interview a teacher talks about his experience in a Japanese language school and a Catholic girls’ high school in Fukushima, Japan. The experience had a profound impact on the rest of his life.
This is a 2014 three-part interview with an American teacher of English who worked in the Middle East from January, 2000 to December 2004. Part 1 deals with her experience in Kuwait, Part 2 in Oman and Part 3 on the West Bank.
A Filipina married to an American and living in Korea talks about cultural differences between her own culture and her husband’s.
A Filipina married to an American and living in Korea talks about her experience getting jobs as a singer and an administrative assistant. She also talks about the hassles of getting married at the US Embassy in Seoul.