The 3 year journey line: Becoming the successful student

“Nobody is going to sponsor you.. You think a company will pay to keep you..?” She said to me. There are people who will encourage you blindly (I’m not sure if they believe it, but it’s a polite thing to say). There are those who will encourage you truthfully. And …

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Lessons from the farm

“You can learn everything you need to know about life at a farm.” Michael once said. How true do you think that statement is? In Australia, backpackers come to a farm for different reasons: either for the experience, the visa days, or for some money to travel. You can often …

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The story that never was

Everyday we make simple and complex decisions which impact our course in life. With a mix of circumstance, timing and choice, we mix three powerful ingredients to alter our lives in tiny to significant ways. With every cross-road, we have the ability to change our story. We make new stories and …

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40 things only Fruitshackers understand

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30 minutes = McDonald’s cone Fucken fruit picking ladders You start a new farm job and you don’t mind it for the first bit, but by the end of the day, you want a different one. The first time you saw Mr. Oreo, you thought he was the biggest cat …

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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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5 things about living abroad: No turning back

Last year, some people shared a Thought Catalog post on 10 things about living abroad, there’s no turning back. I’m not a fan of TC’s material but they have good post ideas. This is my version. A little more concise and things that are relatable to my own experiences. I …

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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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