Not one of my strong suits and definitely not these people’s either. Australians try to label the American states – I think I would do poorly as well. Americans try to label Australian states – Until I moved here I would haven’t gotten any of it! My geography teacher didn’t teach much. Shoot, I can’t even […]
Fun fact: Only 22% of living Australians can trace their ancestry back to English convicts.
My family and I love playing Uno (yes the card game). I have played this game since I can remember. It’s a great game that I was able to teach the kids quickly and easily and they love it. When I first came to Australia before my children were old enough to play Uno, I […]
I’ve posted about my pet peeve before and my abhorrence of people criticising Halloween as an American holiday because that type of prejudice against a certain group is acceptable because they’re only Americans. Anyway I’m happy to report, I did not encounter any of that negativity this year! No, that’s a lie. I saw 2 […]
Before visiting Australia, I had thought I would see kangaroos everywhere. I thought kangaroos were the Aussie equivalent of squirrels. I would see them everywhere and anywhere! While yes they’re around, they’re not as prevalent as squirrels in the US and usually I only see wallabies. I know they’re considered pests here as squirrels are […]
The other day a couple of coworkers and I were talking about food portion differences here as opposed to the US. They couldn’t believe that a small in the US was a large here. I was wrong. The small in the US is actually larger than a large here. Damn, I used to supersize my […]
It’s no secret that I’ve had a challenging time making friends since I’ve moved to Australia. A few people have told me it’s because Australian women find their friends in childhood and rarely accept new women into their social circle as adults. I’ve also been told that once the children were in school, it would […]
I was having coffee with a client today at a cafe and then everyone went quiet. I had a look around to see what had happened and then remembered it was the 11am on the 11/11. That’s great that so many people respect it.
My grandparents were born and raised in Puerto-Rico, then, as adults, they moved to NY where my mother was born and raised. When you first look at me, especially in Australia, you know I’m not quite Caucasian, there’s something else. Tanned olive skin, dark hair, dark eyes, and a slight accent more than just American. […]