Birthdays in a Multicultural Family – Party at Home Version

Over the past few years, I have tried to throw birthdays parties for my children, lots of Pinterest, and social media research on ideas with catering services. Due to the Novel Coronavirus, we have to cancel our older daughter - Luana's birthday party. In consequence,...

How a Multicultural Family Travel Without Leaving Home?

 Because... we all need to stay home now!Most parents agree that traveling exposes your little explorers to different cultures and traditions. The experience can broaden children's perspectives. If you are also a travel lover like us, it could be a challenging moment...

Keeping Toddlers Entertained At Home While Social Distancing

Most people are experiencing tough times as we face these unprecedented challenges in our world. It is vital that we stay at home, stay healthy, and follow the World Health Organization (WHO) instruction for protecting ourselves and others from Coronavirus.  During...

Discover Peach Tree Blossom in Aitona

As a multicultural family, most of our extended family are living around the world. We have family members living in Taiwan, a few countries in Europe, and Brazil. There is no doubt that The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic does create concern for us starting from the very...

Parenting, Third Culture Kids, Cultural Conflicts – “Overnight Inside Taiwan IKEA”

"Two Idiots at Night in IKEA" Original Version  "Sleepover in Ikea" first started in 2016 by two Belgium teens YouTuber, Florian Van Hecke and Bram Geinaert. Two high school graduate students spent hours hiding in IKEA's closet and managed to spend the night at IKEA. ...

Teaching Young Multicultural Kids Chinese Characters

Teaching Chinese Characters to my multilingual children has become one of the most challenging tasks after moving to Spain. We are a multicultural family; my native language is Chinese; my husband speaks Portuguese. Our family language is English, and our community...

FIVE Concepts Little Explorers Learn Through Travel

Family Travel Facts Research has continued to uncover that travel is beneficial to children for many reasons and also suggest to start young if possible. According to the article by Heike A. Schänzel and Ian Yeoman - The Trends in Family Tourism. Family tourism has...

Travel Tips For La Vall de Núria From Barcelona With Toddlers

La Vall de Núria La Vall de Núria is located at Queralbs, around 130 kilometers away from Barcelona, it is a beautiful valley at the bottom of the Pyrenees. I certainly think this place is Catalonia's hidden gem. La Vall de Núria offers many activities and opens all...

7 Toddler-Friendly Activities Near Waikiki Hawaii

  Hawaii always has a special relationship with me and my family. I have lived in Big Island Hawaii for four years during my teenage time, and both of my multicultural children, Luana and Maya, are born in Hawaii. Hawaii is a tropical paradise that offers various...

Multicultural Family Celebrates Valentine’s Day – Exploring The Color Pink with Toddler

Valentine's Day traditionally is the day of love and has become a global culture to celebrate on February 14th! Some countries have their own unique customs, while most places marked by giving gifts and spending time with their loved ones.  If you are a multicultural...

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How a Multicultural Family Travel Without Leaving Home?

How a Multicultural Family Travel Without Leaving Home?

 Because... we all need to stay home now!Most parents agree that traveling exposes your little explorers to different cultures and traditions. The experience can broaden children's perspectives. If you are also a travel lover like us, it could be a challenging moment...

read more
Discover Peach Tree Blossom in Aitona

Discover Peach Tree Blossom in Aitona

As a multicultural family, most of our extended family are living around the world. We have family members living in Taiwan, a few countries in Europe, and Brazil. There is no doubt that The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic does create concern for us starting from the very...

read more
Teaching Young Multicultural Kids Chinese Characters

Teaching Young Multicultural Kids Chinese Characters

Teaching Chinese Characters to my multilingual children has become one of the most challenging tasks after moving to Spain. We are a multicultural family; my native language is Chinese; my husband speaks Portuguese. Our family language is English, and our community...

read more
FIVE Concepts Little Explorers Learn Through Travel

FIVE Concepts Little Explorers Learn Through Travel

Family Travel Facts Research has continued to uncover that travel is beneficial to children for many reasons and also suggest to start young if possible. According to the article by Heike A. Schänzel and Ian Yeoman - The Trends in Family Tourism. Family tourism has...

read more
7 Toddler-Friendly Activities Near Waikiki Hawaii

7 Toddler-Friendly Activities Near Waikiki Hawaii

  Hawaii always has a special relationship with me and my family. I have lived in Big Island Hawaii for four years during my teenage time, and both of my multicultural children, Luana and Maya, are born in Hawaii. Hawaii is a tropical paradise that offers various...

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Tips on Moving To Spain With Toddlers

Tips on Moving To Spain With Toddlers

Moving to Spain is an adventure, and what makes an adventure colorful is the ups and downs. It has been four months since moving to Spain. I am grateful after all the careful planning, we have finally settled down from our first phase of international moving. Both...

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Chinese New Year In a Multicultural Family

Chinese New Year In a Multicultural Family

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is around the corner. Sixteen days long Chinese New Year is considered the most important celebration in Taiwan. Festival begins from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. Some families will start the preparations five to seven...

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Helping The Homeless in Barcelona with ESPERANÇA

Helping The Homeless in Barcelona with ESPERANÇA

Esperança is also known as the HOPE project. It is a group of volunteers who go out every Saturday and Sunday to distribute clothing, sleeping bags, shoes, socks, and food to the Barcelona homeless. There are two types of volunteers. People can choose to be the...

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Can a Multicultural City Foster a Global Mindset Child?

Can a Multicultural City Foster a Global Mindset Child?

After finishing my last post on "The five character traits of a child raising in a multicultural society." I started digging into more research and try to understand if raising kids in a multicultural society can foster a global mindset child at the same time. To...

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TOP Multicultural Cities for Raising Kids

TOP Multicultural Cities for Raising Kids

Parenthood is a marathon, and for an apparent reason that parents always want to provide the best education, opportunity, environment, clothing, food, etc. to their children. However, If you are a multicultural family, you may be facing some unique parenting...

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Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

A cold winter day, a bowl of hot soup is always a good idea. In Taiwan traditions, hot soup is usually served on every meal. As in Chinese culinary cooking techniques, it discovered that boiling meat and vegetables together in water will release their nutrients into...

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Taiwan Longqi Wenheng Temple

Taiwan Longqi Wenheng Temple

Longqi WenHeng Temple Taiwan has more than 4,000 temples across the nation, including Confucianist, Buddhist, Taoist, Christian churches, and Muslim mosques. I have visited quite a few while growing up in Taiwan, Longqi WenHeng Temple 龍崎文衡殿 is the one that stood out...

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10 Things To Adjust After Moving To Spain

10 Things To Adjust After Moving To Spain

My husband Daniel is Spanish, but we never live in Spain before. We intend to bring our kids here and create a family of our own within a multicultural environment. Although we are an experienced international mover, there are a few things we still need to adjust...

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Half-Day Trip to Girona Old Town

Half-Day Trip to Girona Old Town

Girona is the largest northern Catalonian city, the new high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Girona takes only 37 minutes. Another 15 minutes walk from the central station to the old town. Girona's old town has over 2,000 years of history, which is reflected in the...

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Japanese Curry Recipe

Japanese Curry Recipe

Japanese Curry is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for my children, taste sweet and delicious! Japanese curry is easy to make, I used the curry roux from the supermarket instead of making it from scratch! If you are planning to use a roux to cooking for the kid,...

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Taiwan Taroko National Park

Taiwan Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park is located in the east of Taiwan. It covers Hualien County, Taichung City, and Nantou County. Unquestionable that this is one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan, the natural landscape breathtaking. Recommend to join a tour if you are the first...

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Why Do We Move To Spain?

Why Do We Move To Spain?

A lot of people ask me why are we moving to Spain? How about London? Why not wait for a few more years since the kids are young? How about your parents at home? Several questions pop up! There are many pros and cons to moving abroad. It is always joyful to talk about...

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Stay Connected With Family Overseas

Stay Connected With Family Overseas

Be proactive, do not expect someone to come to you! Being a multicultural family, our family and friends are mostly around the world; we try to maintain a close relationship with them no matter where we are. However, it is challenging to create a "meaningful...

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Rainbow Village Taiwan

Rainbow Village Taiwan

Rainbow Village is located in Taichung, Taiwan.  The village is preserved by a 96-year-old veteran. He hand-painted the buildings with colorful murals, transformed an "almost-demolished" village into an art piece! The creativity and the heart-warming story was...

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Religion In a Multicultural Family

Religion In a Multicultural Family

My mother-in-law is a catholic who goes to Mass regularly. However, growing up, Daniel has always been free to choose his beliefs.  My family from southern Taiwan is deeply devoted to Taoism. Taoism can be a philosophy and also a religion. My family gathers to pray...

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Sun Moon Lake – Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake – Taiwan

One of the most significant advantages of being a multicultural family is that we get to travel more often and have many opportunities to go around the world to see family members. Taiwan is my home! We were able to visit a few amazing sites with our girls, I would...

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Celebrating Christmas In a Multicultural Family

Celebrating Christmas In a Multicultural Family

Christmas in Taiwan is non-religion rather than religion. People usually celebrate during dinner with family, friends, and partners! Taipei city is vibrant, and the restaurants are busy! Growing up, we learn Christmas songs, know the Christmas story as well. Office...

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Madeleine Recipe

Madeleine Recipe

Madeleine Madeleine is a classic French tea cake made of butter, eggs, and flour. One of my favorite dessert, and it is a common breakfast food in our house.  I have adjusted the sugar level according to the family taste bud, light enough, but still, keep the...

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Matcha Tiramisu Recipe

Matcha Tiramisu Recipe

Matcha Tiramisu Recipe  Matcha is a bright green powder made from young tea leaves that gives out the fresh grassy aroma. It is widely used in Asian pastry. Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert with a combination of mascarpone, coffee, sweet wine, and...

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How Do We Manage Different Political Cultures?

How Do We Manage Different Political Cultures?

Being a multicultural family having various backgrounds and beliefs. How do we manage conversation as a cross-culture parent? What do we tell our children to believe? When we first arrived in Barcelona, there was a massive rally for pro-independence and called for its...

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Seafood Paella Recipe

Seafood Paella Recipe

Paella is a traditional Spanish food originally from Valencia, it is one of the most well-known dishes in Spanish cuisine. My first time trying paella was from my mother-in-law! Her recipe has been passed down generations from her mother. It was unforgettable, since...

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Knowing The Panellets Catalan Almond Sweet!

Knowing The Panellets Catalan Almond Sweet!

On November 1st, my mother-in-law told me that it is the day to have "Panellets."   "This is a Catalan treat to eat on All Saint's day." she said As a multicultural family, Catalan is part of us. We want to explore and join in the celebration of the holidays and...

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Park Güell With Children

Park Güell With Children

It is a beautiful day, and we thought it's a good idea to take a trip to Park Güell, showing girls the beauty of Barcelona!90% of Park Güell is free to the public, the park is full of imagination and color. Playful architecture integrates with the natural surrounding,...

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Port Vell Christmas Market

Port Vell Christmas Market

Port Vell Christmas Market is one of the newest Christmas fairs in Barcelona, located near the Columbus monument. The market offers various wooden stalls with Christmas decorations, food, crafts, and gifts.30 meter Christmas tree, which marks the tallest tree recorded...

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Basmati Fried Rice

Basmati Fried Rice

Basmati Fried Rice Growing up in Taiwan, rice is a staple food in everyday meals. White rice, fried rice, or rice porridge. Today, I have decided to use Basmati rice for cooking traditional fried rice!  Why not! We are a multicultural family having international...

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The Hidden Cost Of Moving To Spain!

The Hidden Cost Of Moving To Spain!

While feeling excited about the new chapter, how much it cost for an international moving? First of all, there is no awesome financial spreadsheet here, and my moving plan was not a budget plan, as my husband and I were traveling with two toddlers and a pet. We want...

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How Do We Settle In Spain?

How Do We Settle In Spain?

Settling down is a marathon, and it does not happen overnight! I would say there are are two stages of “settling down” for us.  The first stage is when we arrived in Barcelona, "let's get it done" mode, things you have prepared earlier is for now:  applying legal...

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How Do We Prepare For Moving To Spain?

How Do We Prepare For Moving To Spain?

The process of international moving with two toddlers and a pet can be lengthy and complicated. I'm a forgetful person, by staying organize can help me to think better and to priorities. Moving to Spain is my fifth oversea moving; so I would like to share some of my...

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