Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffit have over twenty years of expat life experience having lived in ten countries (and given birth in six of those). Libya, Jakarta, Hong Kong, the US, Kuala Lumpur...the list goes on. They answer the curly questions on expat life and throw in the ocassional expat interview to get an insight into expat life.
Season Seven. Episode Three.
Are you trying to get back into Australia? Ever wondered what quarantine looks like? This week we take you inside quarantine in Melbourne, Australia. Long term Fatterati member Kelly tells us about taking her daughter back to Australia to begin University. What do you do if you’re an expat kid and you need a tax file number, medicare card, and bank account. Kelly walks us through what it feels like to arrive in Australia. How they received their hotel golden ticket, and what her thoughts are about her current trip ‘home’.
In this week’s Fat Questions we discuss the perfect expat job, what would it be for you? How do plan your packing, Nikki’s friend Fiona has it all under control on her cellophane wall of amazing.
Kirsty’s three favourite things
The Undoing (kind of)
The Circus – all the episodes since the election and specifically The Siege on Capitol Hill
Amii James (instagram)
Nikki’s two favourite things (it was a busy week)
The Signal (ABC podcast), specifically the episode Facebook vs Australia
The Flight Attendant (Hulu)
Have a listen and tell us what you think. If you have a question you’d like us to research anonymously DM us via our Two Fat Expats Facebook group or email us at email@example.com and we’ll get straight onto it.
I think my husband is having an affair.
Season Seven. Episode two.
We’ve received our second anonymous question and it’s another cracker. A member of our Fatterati feels her partner may be having an affair. What would you do? And once you decide what to do what’s the best way to do it? If it were time to separate how do you extricate yourself? We discuss how to take those initial steps if you think your marriage/partnership is in trouble and we call in the experts to walk us through it. This week we introduce you to Gillian Moody from The Divorce Club.
Nikki and I also discussed passport renewals for kids who are about to become adults and pondered whether we’d make the same pandemic decisions if we had our time again.
Nikki (once again) introduces us to some trash tv, we discuss a couple of interesting articles, and throw in some podcast recommendations . Even wondered how much info Facebook and Google actually have on you? We’ve got the link you can use to have a look.
Have a listen and tell us what you think. If you have a question you’d like us to research anonymously DM me now via our Two Fat Expats Facebook group or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get onto it straight away.
Gillian Moody – The Divorce Club (Champagne Cartel)
Kirsty’s three recommendations
Why Instagram feels like Facebook
What google and facebook know about you
How to Fail: Jameela Jamil
Nikki’s three recommendations
NPR – Rough Translation – Our boxes ourselves
Axios Podcast – How it happened
We answer our first anonymous question!
In the words of Vanilla Ice “Hey Fatteratti, if you gotta problem yo we’ll solve it”.
We kick off with our first anonymous question and bring in the expat experts. Dr Sean Truman from The Truman Group answers all of our mental health issues in regards to expat life.
We walk through the fat expats questions. When your children receive the feedback that their accent isn’t really theirs. Seriously.
And Nikki asks Kirsty about G’s impending return to Qatar and how she’s feeling about it all.
We’re making some bold statements with presentation preparation and a booze free February.
We talk podcasts, opinion pieces and television series.
It’s a Sin
Michael Goldhaber – the Cassandra of the internet age
Servant of Pod
A Moody Christmas (the Australian one)
See you next week!
The Best of 2020
Here’s the best of 2020 from the Fatterati.
Kirsty – Years and Years
Nikki – Fleabag Season Two
Kirsty – Australian Survivor All Stars
Nikki – Little Women
Kirsty – Stateless
Nikki – Catch and Kill
Kirsty – Unorthodox
Rabbit Hole (Podcast)
Nikki – Fortunately with Fi and Jane
After Life Season 2 (Netflix)
Kirsty – Four Corners – Outbreak Onboard (ABC Australia)
Nikki – Wind of Change (Podcast)
Kirsty – Hannah Gadsby – Douglas (Netflix)
Nikki – Rodham – by Curtis Sittenfeld (book)
Kirsty – Round 7 Port Adelaide vs Carlton (the end)
Nikki – Exciting Times – Naoise (Neesha) Dolan
Kirsty – The Resilience Project
Nikki – Nice White Parents
Kirsty – I Hate Suzie – (TV)
Nikki – Pivot – Podcast
Kirsty – Kitty Flanagan – Educating your kids on sex and porn
Nikki – Borgen – Netflix
Kirsty – The Crown’s official podcast
Nikki – The US Election
Kirsty – The High Low
Nikki – Canary
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Christmas 2020, new lockdowns, expat email management and expat ‘snobbery’, real or not?
It’s Christmas week 2020, finally!
This week’s four fat questions
* How do you manage Lockdown #3?* How do you deal with four different lives in one email box?* Is there such a thing as expat snobbery?* What’s on your table for Christmas lunch?
Our favourite things
Kirsty wrote half her book in NaMoWriMo. 40,000 words, go Kirsty!
The High Low – again, the very last episode or the one before with Graham Norton? It doesn’t matter they were both so great.
Louis Theroux – the Sia interview and the Jon Ronson one, then the Jon Ronson rabbit hole which led her to The Last Days of August.
Listening to a ‘best of 2020’ podcast episode Nikki realised she’d missed out on some of them so returned to Canary and it was so worth it.
For some lighter listening Dead Eyes is worth the time.
Industry – a UK tv take on Investment banking,
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What would my non expat kids be like? University applications for the expat teen and can a country ever love you back?
Welcome back Fatterati!
This week’s four fat questions
* Do you think your kids would be different had they not grown up as Cross Culture Kids? How?* How do you go about college/university applications for your expat teen?* What are your three favourite Christmas movies?* You can love a city but can it ever love you back? If a city could love you as much as you loved a city, which city loved you the most? Which one was the best for you, which city loved you back?
Our three favourite things for this week
Kirsty has (like the rest of the world) been obsessed with the Crown and gone down the youtube rabbit hole.
Here’s the episode of Ladies we need to talk “The Secret Lives of Vaginas”.
And This American Life and the “Americans in Paris”.
Nikki reminded us to capitalise our hashtags or should I say #CapitaliseYourHashtags. Here’s a great article on why
She also shared this article from Lindy West from 2013 that might just make you feel a little differently about Love Actually
We also discussed Nikki’s mourning of the end of the High Low.
See you next week Fatterati, but if you want to chat in the meantime head on over to the Two Fat Expats Facebook Group, it’s the best expat party in town.
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Thank you for a wonderful series of podcasts! I listen with avid interest--I was an expat child, Canadian, born and raised in Manila in the 50s and 60s. My daughter is now an expat in Jakarta. I so "get it"!