Sunday, November 10, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 10: Your questions answered (Part 1, maybe).

The survey results have been really fascinating and (Click here to take survey) I aim to do a full kind of wrap up on the results a bit later. But I thought I'd answer some of the questions you guys asked me in the questions section.

What's the best thing about living in Australia?

For me the best part of living in Australia is that I feel like I'm the best version of me while I'm here. There is only one other place in the world that makes me feel like that (well, that I've been to) and that's the home I grew up in.

What about the worst?

The worst part is that I sometimes feel really isolated. I'm really far from my family and friends, and while I've been very welcomed into my new Climate family, nothing can compare to being to just fly home. When my grandfather died, I literally couldn't have gotten home in time for the funeral (even if I could've afforded the $9,000 plane tickets).

What's the most American thing you miss?

Mostly I really miss the familiarity of things. I miss knowing what to expect when I go to a dentist appointment, I miss brands that I know, I miss being able to by foods in packing and form that I recognise.

If you could only eat three types of food for the rest of your life, what would they be?

I'm going to take "types" of food to be quite broad:

1. Curries with rice - I think there are so many different varieties of delicious curries.
2. Roasted vegetables - seriously, I can't get enough of roasted potatoes with crispy skins or cauliflower with charred edges.
3. Snacks: Cheese and apples/pears; granola and yogurt, salads.

I feel like I cheated here. But I'm ok with it.


  1. I would be worried about feeling isolated... but what an adventure.

  2. Mmm . . . cheese. Everything's better with cheese!

  3. The isolation is what I'm most worried about. A lot of my best friends are going to start having babies soon, and I'm so sad that I won't be around to be there for them. Hooray for skype? haha

  4. I totally get where you're coming from on being far from family. If you ever want anything sent to you from the USA let me know!