• “Where are you from?”

    "It's complicated." That's an answer that is becoming more frequent in our globalised world. Many people are born in one country, grow up in another, then move to yet another in their adult life -...
    Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • 100 Cross-Cultural Posts!

    WOW! Time to celebrate! 🎉 This post is my 100th post on Collaborative Bridges! Image Source: Luca Upper (Unsplash) That's 100 cross-cultural tips, thoughts, musings, articles and more. THANK YOU to everyone who reads my posts...
    Monday, January 23rd, 2017
  • Why not hire a babysitter?

    I recently had my work Christmas/End of Year party - great times! But I was chatting to some colleagues who weren't able to attend. Their reason was they needed to be at home with the...
    Monday, December 19th, 2016
  • Book Review: He Speaks Our Language by Rob Douglas

    I recently finished reading this book and found it an inspiration to my own language learning motivation, so thought I would share a quick review on it. The book is based on the memoirs of...
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
  • Containers

    Time for another fun post :-) What do you eat out of? How do you get takeaway? These might seem like the last questions you would ask in a cross-cultural situation, but I've noticed a...
    Monday, June 29th, 2015
  • Happy Harmony Day

    Today is the 15th year of Australia's Harmony Day! It celebrates all the different cultures that have made up our society. I, for one, am grateful for the many diverse contributions that everyone brings to...
    Saturday, March 21st, 2015
  • Cross-Cultural/Diversity Appreciation Movies

    I think it's always useful to have different types of resources at hand when it comes to increasing awareness of cross-cultural issues. Today I thought I'd start a list of movies that could be used...
    Monday, May 5th, 2014
  • The art of giving

    I'm on holidays in India at the moment visiting my husband's side of the family. I sometimes feel overwhelmed at the generosity of his family. It got me thinking about the differences in the way...
    Sunday, March 2nd, 2014