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  • Lessons I learned from my Hindi challenge

    So as you saw from my last post, I made it through the 90 day challenge to learn Hindi. Here, I'll share my top lessons learned. - I studied 45 min / day, 5 days...
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • Learning Hindi in 90 days?

    At the end of last year, I decided to embark on a 90 day challenge to learn Hindi, through the Fluent in 3 Months challenge. I really didn't know if I'd make it to the...
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
  • Famous last words…

    So, after cheerily announcing my website update TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO!!! and promises of more regular blogs....life happened. But my passion for all things cross-cultural has remained strong...even if a little silent on...
    Monday, March 2nd, 2020
  • 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