Feisty Blue Gecko

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Feisty Blue Gecko
Life and work of a Scottish woman in Asia - with the added complication of Breast Cancer thrown into the mix! Moved to Asia in 2000, and to Yangon, Myanmar in June 2009
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  • CHUNKS OF DRAGONFRUIT: The story of an expat for whom Burma literally becomes the Tropic of Cancer 6 days ago Originally posted on The Displaced Nation:Dragonfruit cover and photo of Philippa Ramsden, courtesy Shannon Young. Purple dragonfruit by Mike Behnken (CC BY 2.0). First of all, if How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia isn’t on your Christmas list, it ought to...
  • December already? 1 week ago At this time of year, I am always caught by surprise by the sight of snowflakes falling across my home page.  I found this seasonal (well, northern hemisphere seasonal) function years ago, and switched on the “let it snow” feature.  Every December since then there have been snowflakes falling...
  • Toastiness or Timeliness? In pursuit of conceptual clarity and certainty. 1 week ago I wonder what the internet has done to my mind. In those days when we used to read, make phone calls, write letters and talk to each other, I wonder what were the stimuli for those cerebral wanderings which nowdays a Tweet or Facebook post prompts? Did I even have those wanderings? I am sure […]
  • Tomorrow 3 weeks ago When I arrived back in Yangon in November 2010, following my diagnosis, surgery and the first two rounds of chemo, I remember sinking into the chair in our living room with a sense of exhaustion and relief. We had spent hardly any time in our new home before our sudden departure and did not know...
  • Default Getaway 1 month ago Just over a week ago, we celebrated the full moon festival of Tazaungmon in Myanmar. Throughout the wettest days of the monsoon, between the July and the October full moons of Waso and Thadingyut, there is a period which is often called  “Buddhist Lent” in Myanmar. During this period, it is...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Myanmar Bronze Award!

This blog won the Bronze Award for best expat blog in Myanmar!

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Becky In Burma
17:38 PM December 11, 2012

Feisty Blue Gecko's blog is amazing. She inspires everyone who reads her words. She is kind, honest, and puts herself out there. She's brave by discussing her experience with breast cancer all the while bringing nothing but sunshine on her Myanmar experience. She is amazing. And special. I'm lucky to know her.

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