Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

We’re now sitting at over 14 months since the pandemic shut down everything in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2020. I feel like I’ve gone through a whole gamut of emotions and experiences since it started. There’s been a lot of feeling of disconnect from the life I had prior to the pandemic. … More Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

Leaving Malaysia at a Time When Live Comedy is Getting Exciting

I moved to Malaysia in November 2008. Shortly after arriving, the displacement and only being a couple of years into motherhood meant I was struggling with my identity and what to do with myself. I didn’t know how long I would be here for, but I knew it would be at least two years thanks … More Leaving Malaysia at a Time When Live Comedy is Getting Exciting

Things to Consider When Meeting Expatriates, Immigrants, or International Students in Your Country

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my move to Malaysia. On November 8th, 2008, I left my home and some family in Australia, and with my son I followed my husband to Kuala Lumpur, who had arrived a couple of weeks earlier. 5 years in the country, and now that my best friend here is … More Things to Consider When Meeting Expatriates, Immigrants, or International Students in Your Country

Why I Think (Lack of) Racial Diversity in Media is a Global Issue

If this is the first time you’re reading me, let me first share with you the basics of where my perspective comes from. I’m a white Australian woman who has lived in Malaysia since November 2008. I travel a lot, and I consume media. Film and TV have been my preferred mediums, but I also … More Why I Think (Lack of) Racial Diversity in Media is a Global Issue