Blog

  • Cross-cultural Website

    New Website

    I know it has been a while since I posted, but in the background this has been happening... Look forward to more regular blog posts from now on!
    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
  • Happy International Literacy Day!

    Today (8 September) is International Literacy Day! Photo by Philip Strong on Unsplash This is an initiative of the UN to celebrate progress in improving literacy rates, as well as look at areas that still need to be...
    Thursday, September 7th, 2017
  • Time for our pollies to embrace the multicultural heritage they support

    The past few weeks in Australia have seen numerous politicians being brought into the political firing line because they discovered they had dual citizenship with other countries. As per Section 44 (i) of the Constitution,...
    Thursday, August 17th, 2017
  • Dynastic Politics – What & Where

    Recently I read a fascinating book called "Love & Death in Kathmandu", which detailed the story of Nepal's royal family, including their relationship to the Prime Ministers, who at one point almost held the royals...
    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
  • The impact of tiredness on cross-cultural communication

    No matter how much cross-cultural training you've had, how open-minded you are, or how flexible you are to others' communication preferences, sometimes you will get tired and just want to be around those "like you."...
    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
  • Personal Space – how close is too close?

    Have you ever encountered someone who just stood that little bit too close to you during a conversation? You may try to subtly retreat, but they keep up with you. The hairs on the back...
    Monday, July 17th, 2017
  • The impact of selfies in Hong Kong

    Selfies - they are seemingly everywhere in modern societies. You only have to go to a tourist hotspot or a concert to find yourself battling through the millions of arms (or worse - selfie sticks)...
    Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
  • Hosting – one of the fam or treated like a king?

    One of the first cultural differences I experienced overseas was the difference in how guests are treated and welcomed into someone's home. In Australia, if someone wants to make you feel really welcome, they say...
    Monday, July 3rd, 2017