Category Archives: Down Under

Sydney with Canan: February 2015

This morning Canan and I woke up and had coffee. Then we went back to the room and she prepared for the day. Then we went to Circular Quay to see the Sydney Opera House. Then I took her to … Continue reading

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Sydney

Sydney was surreal. I felt like a distant relative coming back to visit friends and walk down his old memory lanes. Looking over the lights on the ferry ride into the city, I remembered my 21-year-old self. It was nice … Continue reading

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My First Skydive

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Final Australia Video

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Entry 42: Live Positive

I think that I have learned a vital lesson this country had to offer me.  “Focus on the Positive” Since the beginning of my young adulthood I have been on a path to better myself. I want mental and physical … Continue reading

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Entry 41: The Sorority Life

At Yakka[work] there are three distinct tribes of people who share my struggle through the concrete jungle. First is the senior secretaries whom I sit next to in the thick forest of cubicals. The senior secretaries teach me how to … Continue reading

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Entry 40: True Australian Music

I think I have found an artist who can be exemplified as proper Australian music.  His name is Geoffery Gurrumul Yunipingu. He is from an island just off the coast of northern Australia. He was born blind and he sings … Continue reading

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Entry 39: How to get a free trip to Taiwan?

 Fellow Bloggers,    The Republic of China is hosting 250 international bloggers to come to Taiwan for the centennial celebration and blog about the events. 250 bloggers will be granted round trip airfare, access to centennial events, and a two … Continue reading

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Entry 38: La Vida Latina

Finally in the Southern Hemisphere. The water runs down the sink counter clockwise, December is summer, and the constellations are different. After Australia there are three more continents for me to visit before I’ve visited all seven. The remaining three … Continue reading

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Entry 37: Great Aussie Commercial

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Entry 36: More Donations to Japan Relief Fund

The generosity just keeps on flowing! We have raised another 200$ for the Australian Red Cross’s Japan Relief Fund. This brings our grand total to 1,100$. We have done a great job helping those in need. Should tragedy ever strike … Continue reading

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Entry 35: Improving Life

On Thursday (24/3) I went to Capoeira. I really had a great time there. I think that if I stayed in Sydney longer I would completely join these people for the long term. The club is very diverse, young, and … Continue reading

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Entry 34: Donation Results

Thanks to the charity of my family, biological and extended, we have raised and donated 900 U$D to the Australian Red Cross’s Japan Relief Fund. This sum includes the firm’s donation-match. I had not expected such generosity. However, time and … Continue reading

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Entry 33: Engaging Life

  Thesis: Life Here is Getting More Engaging. I’m no longer cooped up with a mob of America students in a sterilized building. Now that my internship has started I’m enjoying new faces and activities. I am happy for the … Continue reading

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Donate to Japan

Dear Friends, I have decided to make a contribution to the Australian Red Cross’s Japan Relief Fund. I have modest means, however the law firm I work with will sponsor donation matching. Whatever amount of money I give the Australian … Continue reading

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Boston University Recognizes this Blog

A Dean at the College of General Studies has picked up on my blog and has posted in the college newsletter/website a link to my blog. Check this out the advertisement that they posted on the college website. BU Promotes … Continue reading

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Entry 32: The Hunt

THE HUNT

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Entry 31: Where Does Deren Work?

Where Does Deren Work? I have been placed at my request at a large law firm in the centre of Sydney’s financial district. The firm occupies 20 floors of an enormous skytower [skyscraper].The firm is one of the three largest … Continue reading

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Entry 30: The Myth of Australian Beer

The Myth of Australian Beers I’m going to be discussing the cultures of consumption and the regions which they come from. First a map of the states and territory of Australia Foster: “Foster Australia for Beer”. Foster is actually Australian … Continue reading

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Entry 29: Dress the Part

  Clothing has been on my mind because it has been getting me into a pickle. Lets begin with my last week in America. My father gave me a very nice matching track suit. The jacket of the suit has … Continue reading

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Entry 28: Melbourne Video

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Entry 27: The building

Here is a link to link to photos of the beautiful building that I live in. http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/boston-university-student-quarters-in-sydney/19894/

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Entry 26: Sarah’s Preformance

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Entry 25: Kangaroo Cook

Kangaroo’s have been eaten by humans since before the continents separated. Before India smashed into Asia or Madagascar declared its independence from the land mass of Africa. Originally Kangaroo’s were twelve feet tall and flesh eating. They were part of … Continue reading

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Whats Up 24: The Weather

I’m going to change my writing style because I realized that I have been focusing my internal thoughts and I should be writing about the stuff that happens here. So let first start with the Weather. Australia is the oldest … Continue reading

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Journal 23: 10,000 Miles is Nothing

    When I went to London I had only things to gain. There wasn’t anything at BU for me after my freshman year. I hadn’t made any friends beyond Brandon and Joe. I was tired of being stuffed up … Continue reading

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Journal 22: Pre-Melbourne and Video

  So I will be going to Melbourne From Sunday until Wednesday night. I am going with the entire BU Sydney program for an academic adventure. Sunday I will hang out with Michael, Monday I have academic stuff, Tuesday I … Continue reading

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