Category Archives: Australia Files

“We need your energy here.”

As soon as I got to Cronulla, I knew it wasn’t going to work out. There was no particular reason, though one could easily cite the distance: I just knew. So, when after being there for a couple days, the … Continue reading

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This is why we can’t have nice things

  And…empty cart. I’m sorry. I didn’t realize Australia was on the other side of the MOON.   (And for the record: I was trying to buy hair, so I can braid mine again. Packs here cost $10-$15 each on … Continue reading

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Dear Australia,

You know what would be cool? A sustainable amount of work. You know, maybe from one of the 100 résumés I’ve sent out over the last 2 1/2 months. (But who’s counting?) Am I really wrong for every job I’ve … Continue reading

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Laksa and the lake of fire

Remind me to tell you about the time my hostel mate bought me Thai noodle soup dinner before telling me that I am going to hell. It was delicious!

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The thing about the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge

Is that they are a lot bigger than they seem. You can’t appreciate how much it took to make them until you see them up close. The thing about this trip is that it’s a lot bigger than it seems. … Continue reading

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“Did that really just happen?”

Sunday night, I felt a buzzing. I had the distinct impression that this was my week. This was the week I was going to get a job. Part of me wanted to write it off as birthday giddiness, but something … Continue reading

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On the last day of my 20s

I had a comedy of errors with the State Library of Victoria. My cousin brought me on as a consultant to her media distribution company and I got her  a meeting at a major studio. I watched my friends fall … Continue reading

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I’m not saying it was a race thing…

but it was probably a race thing. On Friday, I spent all morning on Gumtree, Australia’s answer to Craigslist, looking at job postings and sending out CVs. One of the jobs I applied for was a hostess position (making my … Continue reading

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All roads lead to…

My first full day here, I walked down the street to familiarize myself with my surroundings. I ended up at Prahan Market, the down under doppelgänger of my beloved Granville Island Market in Vancouver. There I met Bisi, the Brit … Continue reading

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From goodbye to g’day (Pt. 2)

Auckland The charming and quaint City of Sails, nestled between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, where the bus driver went out of her way (literally) to help me figure out where I was going and where a tour of the … Continue reading

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