5 things I hate about Melbourne

This post could easily be renamed to “5 things I hate about Australia” but I wanted to contrast my post of “5 things I love about Melbourne”. Of course, while I love the city, no place is without its annoyances. History has shown me that people love a hating post …

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The first week in Melbourne

The first three weeks in Australia have come and gone very quickly and if I could sum it up in two words it would be the following: exceeding expectations. There are lots of details I can share, but I’ll start by summarizing my first week. As excited as I was …

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The adventures of haircuts abroad

One of the interesting things (for me) to do abroad is to get a haircut. I’ve gotten a haircut a few times where they did not speak English (e.g. Cambodia/Vietnam) so I just let them cut away. I never know what to say when they ask anyways. “How do you …

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It’s easier to be the one leaving?

“You’re leaving. I don’t want to go through the feeling where something’s missing.” She said. It’s easier to be the one leaving, someone else said to me. Where did this all sound so familiar? Oh yeah, my travel romance. But I most certainly did not agree that it’s easier to …

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Why I love grocery shopping abroad

I’m in the crowd of people who love grocery shopping. I love walking through the aisles thinking about what I’m going to eat for the week and what I’m going to cook. When I’m in a foreign country, I love it even more. Why? Since many western expats think in …

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I’m leaving Malaysia

I had an intriguing work collaboration opportunity; there was a girl I wanted to date. But just as Malaysia was getting very interesting, the door has abruptly shut on my time here. As I re-entered Malaysia, the customs officer too one look at my passport and sent me to the …

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