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Our Failed Trip to India feat. JSernik

Well. This has been a weird trip so far. I’m staring up at the ceiling fan. It’s furiously spinning like a turbine engine and I’m wondering, not for the first time since arriving in India, if it’s going to crash down and decapitate me. India feels like a place in which you would be decapitated …

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What Now? Part II

You may or may not have heard the news: MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO THAILAND. Mind. Blown. I know it may sound totally normal and not weird at all but considering my parents’ past vacation/international travel experiences (of which they have had very few in the last 20-something years) this is a big deal. I …

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On Being Different

Standing in my Chacos in Khao Sok National Park

Being different is different for me. I’ve always blended in, more or less. I’ve always felt like I belonged, even in Australia where, unless I was wearing something really “dodgy” as Americans like me tend to do, my nationality was ambiguous until I opened my mouth to speak. It’s different here. I’m different here. Sometimes …

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I’m re-blogging this post for the final paragraph: the part about not looking for anything in particular but exploring all of the possibilities for happiness. There isn’t just one answer. There isn’t just one way to live your life. You don’t have to do what you think you have to do (graduate, have a career, …

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Annie: The One on the Road

24 years old from Oakland, CA I remember one day when I was teaching a grade 5 class, my students had burning question for me. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out a way to say it in English and could only repeat the Thai word over and over. They tried drawing pictures …

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The Real Reason I Live in Bangkok…

…is so I can go to other places. But seriously – when I was picking a city to live in in Thailand, I chose BKK because it would be easy to travel to other places from here. And sure enough, after about 5 weeks of living in the city, I was itching to get out …

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