I'm Rachel, and that explains everything.
But if you insist on further explanation, I'm a blogger/editor/cosmetologist/ESL teacher. (Classic case of "one of these things is not like the other...") Former third culture kid, current ex-pat, in love with excessively bright colors. I met my husband in college. It was your typical 24 year old super-senior meets 17 year old freshman on her first day of classes and eventually comes to the logical conclusion that she'd make a good wife love story. Angel and I were just about to settle down to a work, grad school, eat, sleep, repeat suburban lifestyle when we decided to move to China instead. We loved China, and thrived there, and after a year, picked up our lives once more to move into our third home--Malaysia.
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This blog is probably about travel, expat living, quirky fashion and hairstyles, funny stories about married life, and other surprises. If you're looking for a blog that does not mock winter photo shoots, does not involve grown men dressed as teddy bears, and does not make you laugh, this is not it. On any given day, if you come by my blog, you might find yourself reading about the latest prank Angel pulled on me, my passionate love for the pair of wedge sneakers I bought for 75 cents, a recent Mandarin fail, or the bizarre sentence I overheard while eavesdropping at the grocery store. I have a passion for living differently. I don't believe that anyone should feel that they have to eat, wear, buy, use, watch, read, or love something that they don't want to just because it's trendy and that's what "everyone" else is doing. My life goal is to be the exception to the everyone.
I will never host a blog hop, and I will never eat green eggs and ham. However, I will always believe that the best earrings are shaped like robots and/or forks and I will be an eccentric best-selling author, and you will be able to say you knew me when I was Rachel G, not eccentric at all.
In addition to Angel, recurring characters on this blog include my 6 siblings: Lizzy, Isaac, Anna, Rebekah, MaryGrace, and Sarah. And my mom and dad. We live within walking distance of my parents' place, which means that currently, these characters occur in my stories particularly often. We do stuff like go to Angkor Wat together and wear matching t-shirts because Mom forced us to.
If you really want more of this random writing, I released an eBook that I'd love for you to check out (for the real-book fans among you, the paperback version of my book is available on Amazon)! Also, throughout 2016, I am a regular contributor to the free devotional eBooks available at QWC Devos. If you're tired of reading and would prefer to watch randomness, here's the Youtube channel, which heavily features Angel and my little sisters. I like to think I'm the star, however.
For anything, you can contact me at randomlyrachels[at]gmail.com