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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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Indonesian Wedding  Posted on 04/07/2014
It is indeed an honour to be asked to a wedding, but when the wedding is between Diwi and Luia, and the ceremony is to be carried out in traditional Javanese dress in Jakarta, Indonesia it becomes even more than an honour. It snowballs...
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Not on Facebook  Posted on 04/02/2014
‘if you like us on Facebook, you get 10% off’ said the guy as he took payment, ‘I’m not on Facebook’ I growled back, hoping that my admission of not being on Facebook would not incur further questions or...
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Beatitudes of the Irish Property Religion  Posted on 03/26/2014
The single biggest difference between Irish expats abroad and just about any other nationality, is how we Irish emigrants treat the homes we have left back in Ireland like the long awaited child we thought we’d never have and others...
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Mice and Men  Posted on 03/05/2014
The butcher, the baker, the exterminator, all the usual suspects that make up a community can be found here in Jakarta. Unfortunately the exterminator has featured most in my life since my move to Indonesia. Not being from a background in...
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Weather War  Posted on 02/28/2014
You may think that living in Indonesia offers a beach bum lifestyle of living in a canvas hut on the beach, lazy afternoons swinging in a hammock and existing on a diet of fresh fruit, picked from the tree only that...
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1974 or 2054  Posted on 02/17/2014
The lack of over-the-top rules and regulations in primary school in Jakarta, Indonesia, is refreshing to say the least. Unlike Ireland where having a child in national school suddenly heightens your awareness / paranoia of child abuse to...
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The Happy Hooker in Jakarta  Posted on 02/08/2014
To talk about Jakarta and not mention its rampant prostitution problem/habit/solution would be a lie by omission, of sorts. Prior to my move to Jakarta the word “Prostitution” always conjured up an image of a desperate...
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Chinese New Year Jakarta  Posted on 02/01/2014
Jakarta, Friday 31st January, is a national holiday for Chinese New Year 2014.  Schools and businesses are closed as part of the celebrations to welcome 2014, the Year of the Horse and say goodbye to 2013, the Year of the Snake Up...
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Credit in Indonesia  Posted on 01/27/2014
Face it, everyone needs to get a little credit from time to time.  Apart from a few canny Scots folk, the majority of us need help now and again to acquire the little luxuries of life and so we rely on another little luxury of life...
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Women’s Associations Jakarta  Posted on 01/19/2014
It takes a couple of moves and a period of time before the realisation dawns, you’ve become an expat wife. The wife part was dropped like a bomb and arrived with the same alacrity as it does to everyone  who gets married at a...
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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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