Positive Cross–cultural Experiences by Gabriella van Rij + Giveaway

with all my might tour bannerGabriella van Rij was born a Muslim, raised a Catholic. She was taken from an orphanage in Pakistan and raised by a diplomatic family in Europe. She went from having humble meals to three course dinners complete with silver cutlery. Her book, With All My Might, was published in November 2010. It is a memoir about her struggles in finding her place in the cross-cultural world she lives in.

Positive Cross–cultural Experiences

The best learning curve I learned was to be true to who I am. When I understood that, everything else fall into place.

My experience with speaking various languages has been positive for me as it is through this experience that I could communicate with everyone… and learn about them. I have always been very open and as a child, it is easy to get other kids to talk back to you about matters such as your skin color.

I have lived all over the world. This is the second most positive experience I have as I got to see how other cultures live and the privilege to see and drink that in has been invaluable to who I am today.



Gabriella is giving away 1 autographed copy of With All My Might to a Sugarpeach reader. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends on July 15, 2011. I will email the winner who will be drawn using Random.org. If the winner does not reply to my notification within 4 days, I will draw another winner.

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment below.

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*For tweets about this giveaway, use this: @EvangelineHan I entered to win a signed copy of With All My Might by @GabriellaWAMM http://wp.me/p17zQH-et


Posted on June 22, 2011, in Giveaways, Guest blog posts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. This one sounds fascinating. I think exposure to travel and different cultures is so important. I don’t speak multiple languages and haven’t traveled nearly as much as I’d like or plan to, but each experience has enriched my life and made me a better person.

    I’d love to win it.

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  2. I follow via Google Reader

  3. I want to read it! I love books about adoption and different cultures!

  4. I follow you on Twitter!

  5. I would love to read how she went about finding out who she really is…
    Isn’t that all what we want in life?!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  6. I “Like” Sugarpeach on Facebook!
    Again, many thanks…
    Cindi H.

  7. I am a subscriber to Sugarpeach!
    Merci, Cindi

  8. I also follow you on Twitter.
    Thank you…Cindi

  9. thanks for the opportunity to read this fascinating story

  10. i’m an email subscriber 🙂

  11. This looks very interesting. I like her comment about knowing who you are, and then everyhthing else will fall into place. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. like SugarPeach on Facebook

  13. What an interesting book. I found your blog in the literary blog directory.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. This sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance.

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  19. This book very interesting.Thanks for the chance.!!

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  20. I liked Sugarpeach on FB!

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  21. I followed @EvangelineHan on twitter.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to read this book.

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  25. Great giveaway! I’d love to be entered.

    Please count me in., Thanks.

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  26. Fabulous thank you!!




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