I Nomad

ramblings from a global nomad

  It was my last day of a 3 night stay in Taipei, Taiwan and I was to pick up my authenticated affidavit concerning my birth in Taipei. So bright and early I made my way to the BOCA (Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ROC) to pick up my 4 copies of authenticated documents. …

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Stereotypes are a strange thing. We all do it whether on a racist level (not so great), belief in a brand name (not all designer fashion is high quality though outrageously expensive), categorizing people (labeling of people is so small minded) and uh ….. Can’t think of anything else at the moment without getting into …

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Growing up in Asia, and for the most part in Jakarta in the 1970’s, I’ve developed this minor dislike of large cities. Jakarta in the 70’s had a population of around 4 million. There was no Jalan Tol (highway you pay to use) or super mega shopping malls. We lived what was then still more …

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To be or not to be………?  For most humans on our dear planet Earth obtaining a current legal copy of their birth certificate is simple. For me it has been an ongoing odyssey like an arcade game where you might have many lives, but the dreadful GAME OVER keeps filling your screen because of one silly …

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