Third Culture Kids

We Don’t Need Sameness to Connect

I have never had the privilege of a faith community catered to my cultural background. Although born to a Taiwanese family, I was exposed to a western education (at age 10); far too young to relate to local Taiwanese children. And yet with my dark hair and yellow skin, love for barbecued squid on a…

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Life Changers

I’ve been absent from the internet as of late (and by absent I mean a slight notch down from my usual compulsive addiction) due to two main reasons. One, I took an impromptu weekend getaway to Seoul, South Korea. One of the advantages of South Asia living is the close proximity to various countries. Seoul…

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7 Ways TCKs Lived ahead of the Digital Era

If you are a TCK, like me, who remembers growing up without the internet, you may have noticed some trends in people’s behavior online these days that aren’t so foreign to you. Here are 7 ways TCKs are ahead of the times before the advent of the digital age. 1. Sustaining Long Distance Relationships. Long…

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TCKs in the World of Faith

I write about TCKs and I write about faith. Today, I write about both at A Life Overseas. Our generation is in need of voices with storied backgrounds. TCKs who participate in a faith community are equipped to bring about a certain vitality and prophetic voice. They embody a different story to congregations with a single…

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Finding Your Niche – Guest Post

I am grateful to be contributing to a segment on the Communicating Across Boundaries blog called, “Finding Your Niche”. There, I talk bout how TCKs, despite our complicated background and struggle to belong, can live boldly into our callings. I say things like, We may not belong one hundred percent; but we can be one…

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