Welcome to Adulthood!

Dear Andrea Congratulations on becoming an adult (whatever that means...)  You can now officially buy cigarettes (gross!) and lottery tickets (sadly you haven't hit the jackpot yet..) and also partipcaye in our democratic process aka voting (its a frustrating process.... but be involved

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Home Sweet Home

sooo it's been a veryyy long time since i've written, which makes me sad because writing is so cathartic and cus i haven't really updated anyone on my sydney life.... but here i am again -- funemployed and ready to hit the road before i *finally* head back home (SURPRISE!)

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Identity, Politics.

HAYLOOOOOOW PEOPLEeEEee!!! i would apologize for the lack of updates, but I'VE BEEN TRYNA LIVEEEEEEE since i'll be heading to Sydney in a few weeks to return to that office lifeeEEeEe.... so no apologies from meEe.. only stories!  (and OKay maybeeEe a slight apology due to the fact that this post will probably be long and personal) 

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No Sleep till KUTA!!!

SELMAT DATANG LAGI, ORANG CANTIK!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hello again, beautiful people!!)

I am currently a bruised and sore woman hanging out in what may possibly be one of my most favorite places in the universe... Kuta, Lombok (not Kuta, Bali.. gross!)... after a week of being an even more than usual stinky, sticky, smelly, but still sexxxxxyyyy (oyeah baby!!) mess due to sleeping in all forms of transportation (boat, bus, car ,etc.) as I traveled from Lombok to Flores and back... i've been spending my last few days surfing in the mornings, reading, tanning and taking naps in the afternoon, and drinking/dancing at bars with live music at night.. all before getting into bed by 11 (going to sleep at a reasonable hour is wonderful!!)... there are stunning beaches a short scooter ride away, the food is cheap and fresh, and most importantly, the local are super awesomeEeE. they are so smiley and sweeEt and welcoming.. they still manage to maintain their own culture while being super inviting to visitors. OH, and the local surfer dudes are hilarious and cute, which has been a nice change from the more reserved cultures in Asia... they have nicknamed be Gado-Gado, which is pretty much the unofficial national dish in Indo made up a hodgepodge of different veggies covered in a scrumptious sauce..  its super yummy, delicious, a bit of everything, and well liked by everyone... kinda like me LOLS! :) 

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People, Places... and Letting Go of Things

GREETINGS FROM PARADISE. finally back in indonesia, the motherland of my mother, which makes me super happy & excited. i really enjoyed myanmar, especially the wonderful people.. but i was ready to trade in the feeling of pagoda tiles (often covered in monkey and bird poop) beneath my feet for some sand and water!!!!!!  plus i got food poisoning towards the end of my stay, so i;m pretty much scarred from eating anything.. 

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