What the heck is a Fob?

So what’s this whole deal about “Fobs”?  Short for “Fresh Off the Boat,” the term refers to immigrants or people of immigrant and diasporic communities who have kept their ethnic culture, rather than losing it to assimilation.  While some may think the term is derogatory, we’ve redefined the word to reflect our love for our cultural identities, appreciation for our “fobby” mannerisms and understanding of the world beyond our current place of residence.

We created Absolutely Fobulous as a light-hearted embrace of all things fobby, whether it’s news from the motherland, profiles on famous fobs or quirky anecdotes of our immigrant adventures.

Questions, comments, or fobby suggestions?  Give us a holler!

Suzie & Emily