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How the Journey Began

How did the journey begin? When high-school graduation rolled in, the spell had been cast: the boys got together with their female classmates. The first went off to work for their family business, and the later embraced their traditional housewife roles. I had neither a prospective job nor romantic affairs, but the growing notion that I had been sitting in the proverbial cave, watching shadows come and go. I didn’t know what was out there, but staying was not an option.

Something kept pushing forward, something that demanded to be lived out.

Linguist Gone Foreign, Language and foreign culture comics, journey, unraveling foreignness, cupid, into the unknown, after high school

The Fallacy of the Lonely Fact

I know most of you come here for the languages, but as long as I keep witnessing these displays of egotistical ignorance, the illustrations will keep rolling.

Expat Gone Foreign, Language and culture comics, discrimination, xenophobia, fallacy of the lonely fact, faulty generalization

In logic and reasoning, the fallacy of proof by example or fallacy of the lonely fact is a conclusive statement about a given phenomenon based on one single supporting case 1.

Interestingly enough, these statements mostly come from white expats living in Europe. Yes, you are abroad. No, the fact that you haven’t experienced discrimination based on your nationality, cultural background or appearance does not mean that xenophobia and racism don’t exist. Once again, check your privilege.

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