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Wife Shopping

1. Statistically, there are more women living in Ukraine than men. I’m just guessing on this one, but maybe it has something to do with drinking a lot, smoking a lot, and just plain getting into fights a lot. Any way, men are outnumbered. 2. Stereotypically, the women in Ukraine are beautiful. This, I have found to be quite true… Read more
November 28, 2008 · Continue Reading · 6

You ain't getting any younger!

This is true. I am currently at the ripe ol’ age of 25 – almost to the point where people start making jokes about pushing 30 (well, some already have). I don’t know how to take it. Whenever I log into FaceBook, I am always shocked by messages of people getting engaged, married, and now having babies! Ah! Usually, people… Read more
November 20, 2008 · Continue Reading · 17
ukraine beet dude

Little Treasures

I like little things. I have always had an affinity for travel-sized shampoos, puppies that can be carried in a bag, and mini cars among many others. For me, finding something tiny and cute is like finding gold – and this can be applied to the details, as well. Yes, it is the fine details of my current life and… Read more
November 17, 2008 · Continue Reading · 6

An Apple for the Teacher

Hollllllllly cowwwwwwww! I have a job! After a whirlwind two weeks (that seriously felt like 2 months) of training, Brooke has officially become a paid-member of the teaching staff at an English language school in Kiev. Ahhh! I’m definitely kind of excited. Yes, a paycheck would be nice. But… but… oooh I must admit, my mind is already asking, “Where… Read more
November 11, 2008 · Continue Reading · 8

Halloween in Ukraine

Halloween this year, though not traditionally celebrated in Ukraine, was no other than a memorable experience. Now I didn’t get my annual dose of scary movies, passing out candy, or haunted houses (the closest thing we got was walking up the dilapidated black stairs to the party’s apartment), but I did get to have a few laughs thanks to the… Read more
November 7, 2008 · Continue Reading · 0
brooke in room

Living in a Dreamworld

When I was at home in August, traveling and living in this part of the world felt normal and not out of the ordinary to me. I didn’t realize how strange it actually was until I was at the salon getting my hair cut and the lady acted in shock when I said I was hoping to get a job… Read more
November 3, 2008 · Continue Reading · 0

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