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What is it like to work in a Silicon Valley start-up?

What is it like to work in a Silicon Valley start-up? I have been working in a tech startup for over a year now and this is my story. In August 2013 my wife and I moved into the Bay Area after she … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to America

Landing in a new country is really like being a teenager again. Learning the language is just part of the whole relocation. Expats must re-learn all the basic rules of living together: the things your parents and your experience have … Continue reading

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Eat, Bay, Love – Missing Indonesian Food

I moved to California ten months ago when my husband was offered a position in Google. Living far away from home and family might sound daunting, but fortunately, I was rather trained in that. Or so I thought. I come … Continue reading

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Italian Food, the Reality Beyond the Myth

Apparently, being an Italian in America is a synonym for good food and good cook (Well, ok, I can understand that!). The Americans love buying Italian-branded stuff which has nothing in common with real Italian food. This post of mine … Continue reading

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Family Traditions During the Holidays

It’s the time of year when traditions are prevalent.  Some were purposely and thoughtfully created while others just evolved.  For example, I sought out the perfect wooden advent calendar with the intention of opening 25 magical doors becoming tradition in my … Continue reading

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