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Don’t Stalk People in Supermarkets, it’s Weird.

We live in a quiet town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the school Ruth works at is relatively new and whilst the facilities are absolutely brilliant, it does mean one thing, outside of other teachers in the school, there are almost zero expats living in the area. As amazing and impressive as the Malaysian, Chinese and Korean kids in L’s class are at being bi-lingual...

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Stay at Home Dad, Abroad…the reality

Although when people asked where we were moving to in Malaysia, we told them Kuala Lumpur, as that’s the place that most people have heard of, but whilst everyone is conjuring up images of us living inside the famous Petronas Twin Towers, that isn’t quite the case. This is my reality of being a stay at home Dad, abroad. We actually live about 30-40 minutes South East of...

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Culture Shock #1 The Safety of my Office Job is Gone

I’m not going to lie, the first couple of months were a big culture shock, going from a steady office job to being a stay at home at Dad for the first time is hard enough, but to throw in, literally selling every possession we have and moving to the other side of the world to a country that inspired the temperature inside an oven and starting everything...

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Stay at Home Dad…Abroad

Hi, I’m Dave. I’m mid-30s and married with two kids. I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In 2018 I quit my job and moved to Malaysia to be a stay at home Dad….or stay abroad Dad. I am going to talk about how we survive the heat, the cultural differences, the lifestyle change, the travel and all the other challenges that being a stay at home...