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Expatriate Lifestyle - - Editor’s Note -

Mixed mar­riages. Cross-cul­tural re­la­tion­ships. In­ter­ra­cial cou­ples. What’s po­lit­i­cally cor­rect or im­po­lite th­ese days? There was a time when the word ‘mis­ce­gena­tion’ was used and the ex­tremely gra­cious def­i­ni­tion was when a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent races had chil­dren. For­tu­nately, the age of not la­belling ev­ery­one is slowly com­ing to pass and there will be a time in the fu­ture when racial pu­rity won’t be a big deal (hope­fully). This month we meet a group of smar t, charis­matic and am­bi­tious chil­dren of mixed mar­riages who are very com­fort­able in their own skin and have the un­canny abil­ity to ad­just into any sit­u­a­tion, good or bad.

This be­ing my first is­sue at Ex­pa­tri­ate Life­style, I thought it would be in­ter­est­ing to do some­thing dif­fer­ent and the fact that I too am a prod­uct of a mix ed mar­riage made me think I wanted to ex­plore the no­tion of how peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds can so read­ily as­sim­i­late. This month’s is­sue sees us ex­plor­ing lo­cal her­itage walks, surf­ing in South­east Asia, al­ter­na­tive in­ter­na­tional schools, go­ing be­hind the scenes of a veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant, and meet­ing a ra­dio DJ who moved here from Utah and a Ghana­ian chef. On a more se­ri­ous note, we also tell you what to do in case you have a prang on the road. It’s a com­bi­na­tion of in­ter­est­ing and prac­ti­cal con­tent and I hope you en­joy the read.

Feel free to get in touch ei­ther via email ( editor@ex­pa­tri­atelifestyle.com) or through our Face­book page (face­book.com /ex­pa­tri­ate life­style ). We’ re al­ways open to sug­ges­tions and would like to hear what our reader s would like to see in the magazine.

Un­til next month,

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