01 April 2015 ~ 6 Comments

Is Migration Really Beautiful?

Today is a very special day. It was four years ago, today, that the U.S. government initiated removal proceedings against me. I am not only here–but now I have lawful status, and on an expedited pathway to U.S. citizenship. (This does not stop people from sending me hate mail, which goes to prove the ‘we support […]

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23 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Glorious Journey Home – Part 3 (Pacific Harbour)

Like someone who has had too little of something too good, I’m savoring these posts because I don’t want it to ever end. That would mean it exists no more. I believe in savoring these moments because at the end of the day, it is all I have left of the place I call home. […]

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20 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Glorious Journey Home – Part 2 (Coral Coast)

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ” ― Thomas Fuller Some days I just want to go somewhere where no one knows me and start over. Start over without the pain, loss, devastation, and grief that marred my journey to the United States. Start over without the trauma. The days […]

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19 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Glorious Journey Home – Part 1 (Beachcomber)

Alright, so many if you want to know how it was to be back in Fiji, what we all did, where we went, and curse us for telling you about the wonderful, life-changing times we had while we were there. We landed at Nadi International Airport on Sunday morning. The air was fresh and crisp–though […]

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06 October 2014 ~ 5 Comments

Freedom

It’s hard to imagine how a fish can survive without water, how a plant can live without sunlight, how a human can survive without air. Actually, it is rather impossible. And I can no longer do it. I went home on August 22, 2014, for the first time in 14 years, 9 months and 9 […]

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