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A Requiem for a Friend - Memoirs of the Land of the Morning Calm - Special Post

When someone you love dearly, passes away, they say that a part of you goes with them. That you can never truly get over their loss, you merely become adept at dealing with it. 2,453 more words

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Trying to Fit In - Part 2 Memoirs of the Land of the Morning Calm

To say that I look a little different 7 years on from when I first arrived in Korea would be the understatement of the century. I know it is difficult for a lot of people to believe who didn’t know me from back home or have only met me over the past few years, but when I first arrived in Korea I weighed a cool 60 kilos more than I do today. 3,170 more words

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The First Vision - Memoirs of the Land of the Morning Calm

I remember distinctly what he told me, that last conversation before I boarded that plane, the one I had with my new boss. It still remains etched in my mind. 2,958 more words

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The start of an unexpected journey (no I'm not a hobbit)

I suppose like they sing so effervescently in the Sound of Music,”Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.”

Indeed, perhaps the most appropriate way to get this series started on this first Monday of January in 2015, is by rewinding to January in 2008, when this unexpected journey began. 1,658 more words

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Beginning 2015 while staring down the end of a great journey

The new year brings great opportunities for people to find ways in which they can focus, review and refine their goals for the upcoming 365 days. 1,086 more words

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Quick Update

I just wanted to say a quick apology to everyone for not being online a lot recently.

However, I’ve been run off my feet trying to sort out my new working conditions and settling into a new schedule. 129 more words

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To Be Samoan, a Blessing Indeed

As Samoans around the world celebrated 50 years of our beloved nation’s independence, I was heartened to see so many wonderful images of our people in every corner of the world paying homage to the sacrifice our forefathers made to regain a freedom that we so often take for granted. 1,937 more words

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