Expat Angela

As you know, in some Asian countries all it takes is one unconscious act (ehem, mistake) to appear culturally insensitive, insult someone, or lose a friendly or business relationship altogether.  I’m from California and have...

If you’ve ever lived through a period of your life that caused you an intense amount of stress or that changed you – either mentally in a negative way or physically...

Women around the world are so wonderfully diverse that it is makes perfect sense that we ladies have completely different ideas of beauty … and even more so 100% unique beauty regiments.  I...

Actually living in a foreign country instead of just visiting it paves the way for a whole slew of fabulous ‘local’ experiences that one wouldn’t normally be able to experience …...

Today is my birthday and what’s a girl to do when she’s fresh off the boat and doesn’t have friends yet in Hong Kong? Shop, darling…SHOP! And since I just signed...

It seems blissfully fitting that today is now officially the first day of the rest of my life because today is the day that the greatest joy in my life arrived...

Spring is here and it is a real pleasure to take the 15’ish minute walk from my flat to work now that I’m not freezing my ass off in Beijing.  This...

When I locked the door to my home in Bangalore and headed to Los Angeles for a simple visa renewal in 2013, I never dreamed that I was destined to move...

Leaving India to live and work in China meant saying goodbye to the chai wallas and their constant flow of yummy sweet home-brewed tea and saying hello a whole different kind...

Waking up at 05:30 is not something I do in my normal life.  Generally speaking, the only good reason to be up that early should still be happening since the night...