My bf was adopted out of Asia. He's never sought out his birth parents. Should I encourage him to? [more inside]
What legal avenues exist for blocking a potentially negligent relative foster parent arrangement? New parents reside in Southeast Asia. Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
I’m a writer, doing OK in a small pond, but I’m looking for a bigger pond to swim in. Help me figure out my next career move. [more inside]
Need advice on finding a job in Asia. [more inside]
I need to understand the Japanese cultural importance of "saving face" with respect to business, and how I can make myself less frustrated with an ongoing business negotiation I'm involved in. [more inside]
Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge?
In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books.
One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
Advice on bringing a small quantity of legally prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) and other prescriptions for personal use into Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and the Philippines? [more inside]
Just how much are the customs/Department of Homeland Security people allowed to go through your personal information on your laptop? [more inside]