Take Advantage of Opportunities

I was chatting with my friend and we were talking about our biggest regret. And I have a few major ones. And she has a few big ones. But both of us really, really kick ourselves for one particular thing: not taking advantage of opportunities and resources in college (university). I remember she was saying…

Drop and Go

I met a girl who had just moved to Australia after a gnarly breakup. They had been every inch of each others’ lives and when they finally split, nobody knew how either of them would get on. She decided to come to Australia to deal with the breakup and she said at first it was…

The Young Homeless Man

I was talking to a gay guy from Brisbane and he was talking about how hard it is to be a gay man in Australia. Australia hasn’t legalised gay marriage yet, so imagine having to grow up in a country where it is illegal to love who you want, your parents shun and disown you,…

A Local in Paradise

I met a local Noosan yesterday and she was talking about her dog, what it’s like to live in paradise every day, and some of the places to visit in Australia. She has a staffy, which is essentially a miniature put bull. Her staffy was brown and the cutest dog ever! She was cuddly, playful,…

Never Have I Ever

There is no quicker way to get to know someone than ‘Never Have I Ever’. Played as a drinking game, a party game, or just a plain curiousity game, Never Have I Ever forces people to admit the most shameful of acts and events. It also leads to the stories of said shameful events. I…

Cooking Couples

I met a few couples on my trip to Fraser Island and it’s always funny to see them interact with each other and other people. There was one couple who was in our group and both were really nice, giving people. ┬áIt was especially funny watching them interact around dinner time. We were chopping the…

Foreign Teaching

I met an Irish teacher eligible to teach grades K-6 and it was a blast getting to know her and asking questions. She’s moving to Australia and trying to get sponsored and was sharing the difference in getting certified to teach in different states. In New South Wales, it’s incredibly easy. You just rock up,…

Don’t Write Too Many Chapters

I met a girl who’s about to start working for an American Insurance company. Being she’s from England, I asked her how in the heck she managed to get so lucky! Well she was a history major and had just graduated. A job offer for this insurance company came up and she thought she might…

The Late Bus

This lady was talking to me about her life and job as she was taking me to the bus. It’s her job to pick people up from the late bus and take them to the hostel and then take people to the bus every night. It comes at 2:15 AM, so it’s not like this…

The Skipper Surfer

I was sitting on a beach when an older gentleman sat down next to me. He started talking about the town he loves, 1770 (which also happens to be the town I was in) and about how in the heck he managed to get here. He was talking about how he was born and raised…

The NYFD Brother

The New York Fire department has probably seen more horror than most other fire departments. With so many people, so many accidents, and so many potentials for disaster, they have to be on the go pretty much nonstop. I was talking to a guy in the NYFD and he was telling me some of the…

The American Soldier

There was a group of American Army infantry at Airlie Beach today and I have never seen a more disgusting display of mankind. I successfully got a conversation out of 3 people. After that, it was just “show me your tits” or “that booty, oh what I’d love to do to that” or “you are…