Unemployment just means you’re a “freelance consultant” (Week1)

It’s weird to be unemployed. Every time a contract/job finishes, there’s always this downtime that inevitably occurs. During these periods in between jobs, I’ve volunteered, gone back to school, picked up a new hobby, and just taken the time to relax. This is the first time I’ve ever had this downtime outside of Canada. I … Continue reading Unemployment just means you’re a “freelance consultant” (Week1)

Jaco – and it's not about Michael…

Just got back from Jaco Island… at the eastern end of Timor-Leste.  It’s a long ride to get out to the point (about 6 hours on some very questionable roads), but well worth the effort. The scenery changes (i.e. it’s really dry since it’s the dry season) and there is a definite shortage of civilization/people… … Continue reading Jaco – and it's not about Michael…

Wedding in Santorini

Just finishing up on our trip to Greece to attend my cousin’s wedding in Santorini…. I think I’ve had enough souvlaki, gyros, and greek salad for a life-time. The trip has had it’s ups and downs – the nauseous boat cruise, the historic Greek ruins, and the olive oil. But the highlight was definitely seeing … Continue reading Wedding in Santorini

After 5 minutes, can you trust your gut?

It’s a weird feeling… not the conjunctivitis I caught in late May, but you know the one; where within 5 minutes of meeting someone you either like them or not. There’s not too much of a problem if you like them because you can just continue talking to them, trading stories, exchanging ideas or cracking … Continue reading After 5 minutes, can you trust your gut?

Organizing can be FUN or a pain in the A$$

(Setting up beach umbrellas and chairs on an early morning on Cha-am beach) After a suprisingly eventful January, I came back from Australia to a slight buzz in the air preparing for a conference for the Canadian organization that sent me to Thailand. Whether I’m a control freak or not, I took on the responsiblity … Continue reading Organizing can be FUN or a pain in the A$$

Adventures leads to happiness and vomiting

(Trekking through Erawan Waterfalls – camped out here for new year’s eve… I would have been caught in the Bangkok bombings if we hadn’t stayed for one extra night! …a major bus loop I always use was bombed that night…) The holidays season was eventful for me. Sitting here in my cousin’s room trying to … Continue reading Adventures leads to happiness and vomiting