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Posts from the ‘Foreign Service Life’ Category

4 year blog birthday!

Short Term Memory has just turned 4! In September 2009, when I started blogging, I knew my life was about to change dramatically. I just didn't know the itinerary.

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First Impressions

I think we’re going to have a good tour. Now, if only we could find out whose chicken that is…

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Short Term Memory

Time to explain where the name comes from.

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Getting started with Haitian Creole

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about Creole, and since this blog has been shifting focus from Nicaragua to Haiti, I thought I’d share a short FAQ.

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Le printemps est arrivé

Spring is finally here. But I didn't enjoy it until this weekend. The reason – I passed my French test!

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bonne année 2013

Parlez-vous Français? We’ve completed four months of French language training at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in preparation for our next tour in Haiti. Three months to go before our exam.

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Home: ours and George Washington’s

We had our first visitors since we moved into our new house. Although the highlight was visiting someone else's house (estate, really): George Washington's.

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Home Leave

After every overseas assignment, Foreign Service officers get Home Leave – vacation days to reconnect with America. In August we took a week vacation to Colorado to visit my family, and to take a little time for ourselves.

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He’s back

Long story short: we’re back together. I finally live in the same country as my husband. It’s been a long year, but it’s over. We made it.

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One week in Jakarta

I got the chance to take a week trip to Indonesia earlier this month for work. You'd have to be a city person to like Jakarta. But I am. And I do.

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