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Introduction: Belonging

What does it mean to belong? This month THIRD CULTURE focuses on the issue of belonging. For most people the sense of belonging comes naturally. They may be a blond Caucasian Swedish man called William, or maybe a Han-Chinese woman called Li Na. For others it can be a cause of confusion, or worry. Whether […]

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It’s That Time Of Year Again

This is a guest post by Hanz Greiber. Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, is held annually in Munich, Germany. The 16-day party attracts over 6 million people every year who consume 1.5 million gallons of beer, 200,000 pairs of pork sausages, and 480,000 spit-roasted chickens during the two-week extravaganza. […]

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This Is Sabah!

Jasmine King is a Malaysian theatre producer, comedian, writer and creator of the Youtube series This is Sabah. We’ve become a fan of her series, her passion for life and infectious smile. She’s a hilarious diva in the making and you’ll learn to love the people of Sabah through her video […]

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A World of Food

The world is full of Third Culture Kids from all walks of life. For some, their mixed culture is but an aspect of their life; for others, it’s in everything they do. We set out to find some of those Third Culture Kids who have applied their heritage, and brought us something […]

But Where Are You Really From?
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But Where Are You Really From?

Keen readers will know, here at THIRD CULTURE we’re big fans of Ken Tanaka. This American comedian pokes fun at racial stereotypes in hilarious short sketches. We loved his skit on Japanese prejudice, But We’re Speaking Japanese. This time, he turned the tables on those white Americans who think every Asian American is fresh […]

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To My Children

This is a guest post by Brad Jacobs. Canadian artist living in Hong Kong. Parent of two Third Culture Kids. Follow him on Twitter here! To my kids… who are too young to realize how weird and wonderful the world is. Who are too sweet to realize that people think […]

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China’s “Foreign Dream Boy”

At 31 years old, Spanish actor Roberto Gilabert Cuenca is currently one of the most popular foreign actors in China. Chinese media calls him the ‘foreign dream boy,’ and with a face like that it’s no wonder. An unknown unknown outside of China, Cuenca stars in popular shows like History Will Always Remember […]

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It’s A Woman’s World

These days you can’t call yourself a proper fitness junkie if you haven’t tried Crossfit at some point. Bros all over the world talk about chippers and kipping. Sounds like a man’s kinda thing. Or not? In comes Vanessa Fung. Born in Vancouver from Hongkongese descent. Let this tough Third Culture tigress teach you […]

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The Trailer For Disney’s “Moana” Is Here!

The official trailer for Disney’s latest treasure is here! We already love this kick-ass Polynesian Princess! The adventurous teen will be voiced by Hawaiian 14 -year-old Auli’i Cravalho, who couldn’t believe her luck when she heard she was cast. After announcing they would strive for more diversity in future productions, […]

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What Is The Mid-Autumn Festival?

As lighting decorations and paper lanterns line the streets in Asia and around the world, it is hard not to notice that Mid-Autumn Festival (in traditional Chinese: 中秋節) is soon upon us.  Also known as Harvest Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, it is one of the four major festivals in the […]

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The Northern Irish Bonfire

When talking about religious identity, it’s hard to ignore the case of the British Protestant community in Northern Ireland. Their history is a complicated one, but let me try to tell you in a few paragraphs: A little history In the 16th century, English King Henry VIII decided to start his own (Protestant) […]