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Sunday, September 4th, 2005
10:29 pm - hello

oh wow. this is like, more than perfect. and i have no idea whether anyone still watches or posts on this community. but i guess we'll see.

so me. i'm 15. i was born in australia, but i have lived in Colorado in the US of A, London, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and now i live in Atlanta, GA (USA). i have ALMOST moved to puerto rico and south africa. i can definitely sympathize with any other expat teens as far as not having a "home" and constantly trying to make friends and get used to new places and moving and etc etc etc. you guys know the drill.

so yeah. hollaback. i'm hoping there are other expat teens still on here that can relate. this could be such an amazing resource.

current mood: crazy

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005
6:23 pm

after finding out that
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after finding out that <lj-user="estayr"/>, another future Exie, joined this community, I was inspired to make a post. Please introduce yourself. I'm too lazy to post about my life/thoughts, but basically

Hi. I'm Tara. I lived in NYC (native), Paris, and now live in Rome (but I'm going back to boarding school in the States). I love Europe, but Rome is a bit too loud/noisy/crazy for my taste.

I like: good grammar, 19th century French history, Oscar Wilde, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Joy Division, Russia, Latin, writing, theatre, Almodovar, Amelie, Jeremy Irons, period pieces, foreign films, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, classic literature, theology, Heathers, Rocky Horror, Paris, the Paris Metro, Union Square, St. Mark's Place, novels, Desperate Housewives, the old WB show Popular, Alias, Nabokov, Dorothy Parker, Jeannette Winterson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, the Bronte Sisters, Baudelaire, Victor Hugo, A Confederacy of Dunces, onions

Guilty Pleasures: Bad historical fiction, the Apprentice, the OC (SHUTTUP. IT USED TO BE GOOD OK), homoeroticism in tv shows, eating the dried fruits out of my fruit-n-flakes cereal box in the middle of the night.

I don't like: rap, Hilary Duff, bad grammar, homophobes, racists, fundies of any form, the Roman bus line 64, the Italian postal service, trying to get ANYTHING done/delivered in Italy.

So, discussion question:

Who are your favorite historical expats? (Don't say Hemmingway. Everyone says Hemmingway.)

I think Anais Nin/June Mansfield/Henry Miller are the most interesting; I'm reading "Henry and June" and it is simply gorgeous - it's a sad yet fascinating story. And the movie is quite good too...

- Tara, the mod

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Friday, February 25th, 2005
9:51 pm - Hey

Hi, I joined this community because it looked interesting and wanted to make some friends. I've always wanted to find a place for expat teens as myself. Kids that don't really know where they're from or where 'home' is. I'm thirteen. I currently live in Beijing, China because of my dad's job. I suppose, I don't move as often as other expat kids, because I've only lived abroad in Beijing so far (nearly three years). But yeah, I kind of know what it's like.

The whole expat experience. It's different, being in Asia (ie. Third world countries). There's tragedy that comes with it. I have friends who nearly died in the rioting in Indonesia back when that happened. I have a friend who died in the tsunami when he went on vacation in Thailand. But there are the good parts. Haggling in markets for clothing and pirated things. Being able to go to bars or clubs without the ID. Learning about different cultures and their languages.

Though, I noticed, on the community's interests, it doesn't include Asia... it's mostly about expats in Europe. Because they're more "cultured"? I don't know, that kind of annoyed me. Sorry, I'm just being frank. There are a lot of us in Asia as well. Jakarta, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Manila, Taipei, etc. All of these places.

Anyway, I hope more people join soon.


current mood: tired

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