Archives

The Sydney Siege: Sticking Together

It is something you never plan on encountering. And if you grew up in the slightly Stars Hollow-eque bubble that is the Midwest its something you don’t even see on TV until after the family friendly hours ended on public channels. I woke up yesterday morning -after 12 smacks of the snooze alarm on my phone- and […]

Read More

A Long Distance Royal on World Series Eve

Undoubtably one of the hardest parts about living abroad is the communities you remove yourself from. The ones that can’t be replicated in your new habitat are always somehow the same ones that came so easily to you at home. Everyone in America has a general idea of who The Jayhawks are, The Royals, The Chiefs. People […]

Read More

Golden Birthday

//Golden// def; lustrous, shining : of a high degree of excellence : superb : prosperous, flourishing : radiantly youthful and vigorous : having talents that promise great success Birthdays are one of my favorite thing to celebrate. This year was a golden one for each of my roommates; Kay turned 22 January 22, then Lauren […]

Read More

Halfway Point

6 months, halfway there. It seems like its gone by in two seconds flat. Two of the most jam-packed, emotionally exhausting, sun kissed, insane seconds of my life. While here, I’ve met friends I’ll never forget, men I’d like to, and beaches that remind me over and over again that I’m not in Kansas anymore. […]

Read More

Monday Morning Bus Jam: Week of January 19

Jamming to this all the way into the city

Read More

Top Thai and Good Thai- Yes those are both actual names of Restaurants

I had some seriously kick-ass Thai food this week! Hope everyone’s having a great Holiday Season at home. Here they call it “The Silly Season,” for reasons that are beyond me. Christmas is just around the corner and after it’s over I’ll be sure to update with lots of pictures and stories. For now I […]

Read More

Pseudo-Update

Hey All! Here’s a few updates. I promise to add more soon! NBL Game- The Sydney Kings vs The Perth Wildcats Went to a “National Basketball League” game, which had an audience very similar to our minor league baseball games- lots of families and little kids, with human hamster wheels entertaining us in-between periods.It was […]

Read More

Off to the Races! First Weekend Out in Sydney

What a whirlwind these past couple of weeks have been! Two weeks ago I went with my host family to their church retreat on the coast at the beautiful Stanley Tops. It was an amazing location, filled with hiking trails, views of the ocean, crazy wildlife, and beautiful flowers. But while it was gorgeous, it […]

Read More

The overlap is over

Today marks the last day that I will be overlapping with the B Family’s current Italian Au Pair, Maria. She has been a huge help showing me where things are, teaching me the routine, and generally letting me follow her around. I’m actually kind of bummed she’s leaving. We were beginning to make a great […]

Read More