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Best of Both Worlds

Challenging the perceptions of the 'typical expatriate family', Justin Heyes interviews three expatriate families which have crossed boundaries and blended expatriate and local culture beautifully.

by / Published: 30 Jun 2015

Best of Both Worlds

Contrary to popular perception, expatriate families come in all shapes and sizes. While we may have our own mental image, there are plenty of examples that contradict this and broaden our perception of what it means to truly live abroad. One such example would be a foreigner who has not only assimilated well, but found love in their new country of choice. We interview some of these families to get a glimpse into their lives and find out how they met and what it means to be a mixed couple living in Malaysia.

Ying & John
"We liked the same things, seem to know the same spots to hang out, and we're getting on really well, but we hadn't actually met"

 

Shankar & Suzanna
"We met on a plane to Indonesia. She was having trouble with this bag she was trying to get into the overhead compartment so I decided to help her and we got to talking on the flight"

Sham & Dion
"We met through a friend. She was holding a gathering at a restaurant and told me I had to come as she thought there was someone there I would like to meet [looking at Dion]. I'm not really one for those blind date sort of things but I came anyway and met Dion and we got on really well"

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