When Cancer Strikes Your Honeymoon

It’s been some time since I’ve written a post on here.  Over a year to be exact.  And a lot has happened in that past year. A lot has happened in the 4… Continue reading

Drinking water from a fire hose

So I recently started a new job. I don’t know if you’ve ever started a new job before, but if you have, you’ll know that the first few weeks are a bit terrifying.… Continue reading

The Lombok Diet

So far 2014 has been off to a great start!  Well, mostly, anyway. I just got back from an awesome trip to Australia, Bali, Lombok, the Gili Islands, and Singapore with my very… Continue reading

What My Friends Think

You may or may not have heard about all the earthquakes in Wellington this week.  If we’re Facebook friends, you’ve definitely heard about them since my posts have been replete with images of… Continue reading

Until After It’s Too Late

I was sitting in my living room on the other side of the world when I heard the news of the tragic plane crash in Kyrgyzstan.  It sent chills up my spine and my heart… Continue reading

Head in the Clouds (but not backing down)

About a week ago I was sitting at my desk, when I suddenly dropped what I was doing, grabbed a pen and paper and jotted down a description for the back of a… Continue reading

“Good Thing This is Canada”

My mom recently posted this photo on my facebook wall with the caption “I know you miss America ;)”. (Photo credit: “Anarcho-Capitalism” Facebook page) While there are certainly things I miss dearly about… Continue reading

World Famous in Wellington!

I’d like to give a special thanks to my readers for making i Heart the Brazil a worldwide sensation with thousands tens of followers!  After reviewing my stats, I am pleased to announce that my… Continue reading

The Case of the Yoga Nazis

The beginning of April marked the end of my life as I know it.  At least for the next few months.  I have officially begun studying for yet another bar exam.  If you’ve… Continue reading

The Hardest Part about Living Overseas

It had been nearly a year since I’d been in the presence of anyone who loved me.  Except my boyfriend, of course.  I’m pretty sure he loves me at least half the time… Continue reading


Originally posted on Reflections:
A homeless 13-year-old Filipino won a very prestigious award for his commitment to improving the lives of fellow street kids. Cris “Kesz” Valdez, who lived off a trash dump…

Learning to Speak English

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I thought the language barrier would be minimal, the cultural differences inconsequential, and the adjustment to my new life relatively smooth and painless.  Those assumptions were… Continue reading

Austerity Measures

When I moved to New Zealand about six months ago, I moved here on the promise of fame and fortune. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Actually that’s not true at all.  Nobody moves to… Continue reading

Living on the edge

…or at least sliding across the ground on my stomach to look over the edge because it’s too scary to do it standing up.

American Kiwi

About two months ago I moved halfway around the world, across the equator, through the international date line and landed in another hemisphere, a different season, a foreign country, and two days into… Continue reading