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. […]
A few months ago I had discovered that I had been non-compliant with my American taxes while living in Australia. Yes, even though I do not live nor work in America nor do I get any revenue from America, I still have to do my American taxes. EVERY. YEAR. I was behind on my taxes […]
It was the 4th of July here yesterday but it wasn’t really Independence Day until today in America. I had hoped to still celebrate by doing the best American BBQ in Australia in Winter but it didn’t work out. I had to work and it was cold and rainy all day so we did the […]
According to this article, New Jersey ranked high for its education achievements and its strong family and community bonds. Well, of course, I was born and raised in NJ 🙂
I came across this funny illustration on how not everyone in the US says the same word the same way. I’m from NJ and it’s pretty much accurate! http://themetapicture.com/media/funny-USA-map-speak.jpg
Minimum wage is going up in America? I think President Obama has been reading my blog posts.
In America, you tip nearly everyone and their dogs. When I first visited Spain, many many years ago I was surprised you didn’t need to leave a tip, the same goes for Australia when I first came over. Recently, however, I’ve seen some places with jars that say “Tip” or receipts with Gratuity blanks. I […]
American minimum wage: $7.25 an hour. Australian minimum wage: $15.96 an hour. Come on, America, that blows.
MJ sent me this link the other day. Can it be possible that one day America will walk alongside the rest of the world instead of marching to the beat of it’s own drum?
I remember when I first took my first flight ever. I was 17 or 19 years old and I went to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving. And the airport security wasn’t that bad. People were actually able to wait with or for you at the gate. Then over the years that was little perk and many […]