Life, the Universe and Lani

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Life, the Universe and Lani
I'm a first generation Asian American living in Asia.(Chinese-Thai to be exact!) Let's talk about teaching English as a Foreign Language, expat life, visiting & moving to Thailand.
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  • How well do you know yourself? (and how to know yourself better) 1 week ago Know thyself – the Oracle at Delphi When I was sharing what happened between my mom and I, someone remarked, ‘that was good of your mom to recognize that she was mad at herself for getting mad at you’. And I thought, that’s interesting; are people not aware of their feelings? Then there was...
  • When life throws you a do-over (and you return from where you left) 3 weeks ago During one of the darkest moments in my adult life, I failed to reach out. I didn’t really tell friends and family what was happening. I think part of the reason was I couldn’t explain it, I couldn’t get my hands around it, but mostly I was ashamed. This time around, I didn’t make the…...
  • The problem with creatives, Asian daughters, and non-conformists. 2 months ago “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – as attributed to Mike Tyson OK. Here’s what I’ve told you. I had to come back to the US of A. We were not sure for how long, but we thought we’d give it a go, you know, return to America for good,… Continue reading →
  • "Don't be a little bitch" and other New Year's Resolutions 2 months ago There are a couple of military grunts living above my mom’s apartment. Late one night, one of them said as they stomped up the stairs, “I’m gonna stop drinking. I gotta quit drinking.” His roommate followed him up the stairs behind him and replied, “Don’t be a little bitch.” I laughed...
  • When your life is up in the air or taking a nose dive 3 months ago We made the announcement about a week ago on FB that we would be returning to the US of A after eight years abroad – and now I’m not so sure. It feels like announcing I’m getting married and then having to tell everyone that the wedding’s not taking place after all. I mean, we’re…...

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  • Ten Things Thailand Has Taught Me Expat Blog Awards 2013 Thailand. The football cheer and chant of trapezing travellers. An expat port of call, and a backpacker’s paradise for the budget and banana pancake minded. It’s many things to many people, but to me, it’s where my mother was born, my...

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Website Reviews » There are 2 reviews on Life, the Universe and Lani

John
04:00 AM May 15, 2014

I just started thinking about moving to Thailand and finding out about it. I am not a blogger usually, but this blog seems chock full of information, like a giant vitamin, or a juicy orange full of vitamin C, potassium and all the other good stuff an orange has. Especially the way it tastes. This blog just seems to taste good. But it's the first blog I've checked out about Thailand. Maybe I will eventually be disappointed but I think the bar has been set fairly high so I am not expecting that. Anyway, for now I love the juice, which I haven't even finished.

Lani
07:07 AM August 10, 2014

Thanks John! I don't think my blog has ever been compared to an orange before. 555+

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