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added on 23/01/2014 by: denisehession
Talking about various aspects of expat life abroad, particularly for an expat wife, a funny must-read. Inspired by recession in Ireland and live in Middle East, Doha Abu Dhabi and Jakarta, Indonesia. .
 tags: expat life for wife in Indonesia, expat life for wife in Middle East, expat wife, Irish emigrant abroad, reluctant expat

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Green Shoots  Posted on 08/18/2014
Popping home every year for a few months, affords one the opportunity to re-immerse fully back into Irish society but with a more objective perspective each time. 2011, saw the most expensive restaurants and boutiques close their doors....
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One Hundred Euro  Posted on 08/11/2014
When coming from Indonesia where one hundred euro costs one point five million rupiah the expectation of what one hundred euro should buy in Ireland, can be high. In Jakarta it would be somewhat difficult to spend one point five million...
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Good to be Home?  Posted on 08/05/2014
Everyone than can, leaves Jakarta in summer, for a week, a month or for good. Arriving in Ireland from Jakarta is like, well it’s like arriving in Ireland from Indonesia.   The doors of the plane fling open in Dublin...
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Goodbye Jakarta  Posted on 07/31/2014
Like 99.9% of expat wives this week I was looking forward to going home for the summer months.   Delighted to be escaping the pollution and smog of Jakarta for a few weeks of fresh air and good food in vermin free surroundings I...
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Better than IKEA  Posted on 07/16/2014
When thinking of emigrating there are a few questions worth asking. Is there a direct flight to Dublin? Is it a Muslim country? Are women allowed drive? For all the obvious reasons each of these has significant effect on the life as an...
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Indonesian House in Jakarta  Posted on 07/02/2014
Like many others, when it comes to leaving Jakarta in the summer or otherwise, sometimes the goodbye that you may find most difficult may be to the housemaid, may even more than family and friends. After all when did traipse up the down...
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Parents Pushing Asian Kids, sorry, Pushy Asian Parents  Posted on 06/18/2014
It’s every parent’s wish that their son/ daughter will do well at school and achieve what is within their reach and perhaps even a little beyond. Sending your children to an international School abroad, certainly highlights the...
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Domestic Social Responsibility  Posted on 06/10/2014
It’s that time of year again, every weekend, double and triple booked with parties, parties, parties……..going away parties. The end of the school year always sees an exodus of the expats. Homeward bound or back on the...
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Bring back the telly  Posted on 06/03/2014
In Ireland there are many different types of family dynamics all stemming from various and perhaps deciding factors in their lives, working, not-working, unable to work, unwilling to work, towns people, country folk, G.A.A., Rugby,...
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Forced into Expatriation  Posted on 05/27/2014
It is often the case when you emigrate from your country, you imagine yourself back within a three to four year period, money made, laughing all the way to the bank, buying up houses for cash left right and centre. It was certainly what I...
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  • denisehession
    denisehession 05 February 2014 12:16:16

    Very Funny - a must read for all expat wives out there!

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