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Slang - Australia

Slang – Australia

I’ve been down under for a month now, and every time I talk to my parents or friends I have to key them in to what I’m talking about when I use Australian slang. There’s so many words here that have just left me baffled, until I find out that they just refer to things differently than Americans do. Even my English housemate finds it hilarious the way I pronounce aluminum, and that I call…

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Festival Fringe - Edinburgh, Scotland

Festival Fringe – Edinburgh, Scotland

I’m attaching yet another toemail-ready photo, from my recent trip with my 16-year-old son to the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We were both surprised to see the shape of the toilet, so it figures that I included a picture of that in this post: http://annkoplow.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/day-594-figuring-it-out/The name of the blog is “The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.” Thanks for…

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Peaceful - Hoi An, Vietnam

Peaceful – Hoi An, Vietnam

During this voyage I realized that traveling alone is the biggest experiment I can conduct on myself. I say that because since I am the only person making decisions in new places, I can see the immediate results of my decisions and how exactly I react to new environments. I know I can see how decisions and environment affect me at home, but not quite as explicit as when I am this isolated and…

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Villa Anna - Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Villa Anna – Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

After our most treasured Puerto Galera trip, my friend who is a local in Oriental Mindoro invited us over for a few more days of fun.

My good friend is from Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. We stayed the night at their abode then come morning they invited us over Villa Anna Paradise Resort and Farm.

It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. In here, you have all the time to spend with nature. If you…

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Dance - Western Washington University

Dance – Western Washington University

Dance has been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember. Expressing music artistically through my body is both exhilarating and meditative. I dance to smile, I dance to cry, I dance to love.

I was recently in a performance that featured choreography by the Bachelors of Fine Arts dance students at Western Washington University. The beautiful culmination of their hard work exhibited…

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