Other Unicorns

Behind the Story: Bow down before Nicki Chen — she’s the original unicorn, married in the sixties to Eugene Chen. Nicki blogs about everything from writing to art to being an expat in Vanuatu. Her books are Tiger Tail Soup and When in Vanutu.

Ember Swift: Ember is an amazing singer/ songwriter. She’s also lesbian from Canada who married a Chinese man. Yeah, you heard me. Deal with the non-binary society, people.

Globe Trotting Adventurer: Haley and Phil lived in Hong Kong till they moved to the Netherlands, but the world is their playground. Christmas Market in Germany? Check. Want to go off the beaten track in Xi’an? Check. Sea kayaking? Check! So check them out (ha, ha)!

Learning to Love Anywhere: Monica started off her Asian tour in Japan, but now lives in Korea with her new Korean husband. You can check out everything from teaching in Japan to having a traditional wedding in Korea on her blog. (If you read her pet posts, have a tissue ready.)

Linda Goes East: Linda the Prolific started in China and wound up with her Korean man in Korea. She’s got blogs on everything from shopping in China to the DMZ in Korea.

Living a Dream in China: Sara is from Finland, but now lives in China with her husband and baby. She blogs about everything from culture shock to finding an ayi to finishing her master’s thesis.

Marta Lives in China: Marta is from Spain. She writes about life with her Chinese partner, Chinese TV shows, culture shock, and raising a multicultural kid.

Notes of Nomads: Jessica is Australian. Hai is Vietnamese-Australian, and they go everywhere. Seriously. They’ve done everything from the wife-carrying competition in Finland to grinding cinnamon in Sri Lanka.

The Ruby Ronin: Mary lived in China AND Japan. She speaks both languages and has hilarious stories about dating Asian men in both countries.

Speaking of China: Jocelyn’s been blogging forever and is a veritable font of cultural information. You should read her website — not mine — if you want advice on dealing with your Chinese in-laws. If I had read her website before meeting Andy’s parents, well, my life would be easier. Although my stories wouldn’t be as funny.

Okay, who did I miss? Don’t be shy. You can tell me in the comments. It’s like a quiz and you’ll get a gold star.


9 thoughts on “Other Unicorns”

        1. No need to feel cheeky! Like I said, I knew I would forget people. Which is kind of nice. Eventually I’ll ask everyone for pictures and retire the unicorn metaphor, though. Progress!

          1. Unicorns are cool. Especially those who kayak, climb and scuba dive 🙂 Love your description.

            If you do one day want to have a picture (with an autograph on), let me know 🙂

    1. Interesting point. I wonder if she feels more white or more Vietnamese? Either way, I’m going to err on the side of inclusivity. 🙂 Also, I see more and more AMWF couples. Gonna have to change my home page.

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