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Day 254: Searching for Malaysian Food in an Indian Restaurant

Like with many cultures, Malaysian food is a melting pot of influences. There is straight up Malaysian food, Chinese Malaysian food (that which my boyfriend says is the best, but he's biased coming from Chinese Malay heritage) and Indian Malaysian food. Last night, Pat and I were literally searching the menu for the Malaysian dishes as it seemed our restaurant choice was primarily Indian focused.
September 12, 2011 · Continue Reading · 2
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Day 245: Media Trips Are Hard Work

I just got back last Friday (day 245) from a week-long media trip in tropical north Queensland, one of my favorite parts of Australia. It was a long week packed to the brim. I've gone on a couple of media trips to Queensland now and that Queensland Tourism does not mess around!
September 7, 2011 · Continue Reading · 22
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Day 240: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

There are plenty of things in this world that I just won't try, no matter how thrilling they seem, such as skydiving or bungee jumping or base jumping. So, I'm not going to say the stereotypical comment of, "I went to Queensland and threw myself out of a plane." Nope, that is not the experience I am talking about.
August 29, 2011 · Continue Reading · 10
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Day 232: Rain Loves Us

Day 232: A Little Wine with that Rain
About a year ago now, Pat and I went for a little road trip in a Jucy Campervan to Sydney’s south coast area and surrounds. It was just about a week of fun together, or at least that’s how we planned it. The sun was going to be shining, Pat would hop… Read more
August 23, 2011 · Continue Reading · 3
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Day 230: Just Like That… It’s Over

Day 230: Another Day Done
You take your time carefully saving and planning for every aspect of a journey; you apply for your visas weeks in advance. Every moment of freedom is longed for… for… days? weeks? months? YEARS? And then, suddenly, it’s over. In the grand scheme of things, I haven’t really had this hit me too hard with… Read more
August 19, 2011 · Continue Reading · 5
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Day 226: Pitching to the Person that Counts

In the past year, I’ve learned a lot about pitching, more specifically about pitching article topics to various websites. While I still find the process one of the most frustrating when I’m just lacking any new ideas, it has become a whole heck of a lot easier, which is great considering it is part of the way I make some… Read more
August 15, 2011 · Continue Reading · 17

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