What else? August 10, 2018

Happy Friday, expat spouse! Time for our weekly round-up of articles I’ve found on the internet. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

When a sports superstar becomes an overnight expat

Last month the World Cup captivated football viewers across the globe. Unfortunately for us and our host country, the defending champions Team Germany, found themselves eliminated in the first round. Watching professional football players represent their countries made me think about their lives as expats. How do they adjust to life in a new country under the pressures of performance expectations and astronomical salaries? (CNN Sports)

Which passport should I use? Pros and cons of dual nationality

I have a friend and she has two passports, one for France and one for the United States of America. Born in the USA to a French mother and an American father granted her the right to dual nationality. Over the years we’ve had many conversations about identity and I’ve asked her when she feels more French or American. Her answer usually changes depending on the context but one thing remains the same: it’s complicated. (Expatriates Magazine)

Off to the movies: A look at the not-so-fictional lives of Crazy Rich Asians 

My dream is to one day visit Singapore. The wealth, opulence and extravagance of the fashionably modern country is something I’d like to experience in person. But as long as I live in Germany I don’t know if we’ll make the 13 hour journey anytime soon! In the meantime an analysis of  the more-fact-than-fiction Young family featured in Crazy Rich Asians will have to do. (Bloomberg)

– es