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Other Expats

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A podcast about subjects that affect people of color (POC) expats in Malaysia—from fun subjects to topics that we may not be all-the-way comfortable talking about. The podcast also features non-POC expats and locals who provide more information about things relevant to the POC expats. Say hi, email … read more


Samar Almontser: Home is where the heart is

I left three days ago
But no one seems to know I'm gone
Home is where the hatred is
Home is filled with pain and it
Might not be such a bad idea if I never
Never went home again...

The lyrics from Kanye West's On My Way Home don't appear particularly home-friendly. It's a consolation to know that he does take some poetic license in the piece.

Truth is, many of us expats don't feel that way. However, some of us do. To others, home is our birth countries as well as where we currently are now.

I personally prefer the third option; you can always go home when you feel that it's time. But you have the choice to experience other cultures—the best of both worlds.

It's not always rosy for us Other Expats, however. Some of us have to be away from home for various reasons; wars, and political and economic instabilities.

Then, it is not just about not having the opportunity to return home, it's having the good fortune to be able to live outside of your home.

Whether you've made Malaysia you

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