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Published: February 27th 2006
Uprooted Tree, BBQ, UN Car
Kinda reminds me of the reason I'm here
My birthday (3rd of December for those who missed it!!!) was so legendary, that it warrants 2 blog entries.
During the day I received the welcome phone calls from friends and family. It was really special to hear from home.
Then I went to the beach with 4 local staff from work, 2 tunas ($11) and a BBQ. It was great to spend a day on the beach; I really love to swim in the sea. It was also cool to hang out with some Indonesian people, to remind me of where I was actually spending my birthday.
However going to the beach was also a reason of why I was here. The area is still devastated by the tsunami. Hills stripped bare up to the water mark of the wave, People living in tents. Look at some of the photos.
As horrific as it is, I am glad that I am here. I feel that for they first time in my life I am making a difference, or at least trying. As I turn 24 I really feel that I am where I want to be. The year ahead is exciting. Hopefully I will stay on after my 3 month
The fate of our computer network rests in the hands of this man!
volunteer contract runs out, I will be going to a course in Humanitarian Logistics in India in January, I’ve applied for a Conference in Volunteerism and Youth in the USA in February. And if the worst comes to the worst I’ll just chuck my backpack back on and travel the world!
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