@wander It was quite a remarkable feat. I was not merely traveling the world, I have been living around the world, too, for several years. Would you believe I paid off my interest heavy ugrad loans and a full master´s degree in 2 years mostly in a notoriously badly paid field AND working in contemporary art? lol
Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to travel the world and live in New York City. She was from a small town in the middle of nowhere and her parents were always fairly close to flat broke. She grew up, moved to New York, lived and traveled around the whole world, and she paid off all her student loans while doing it. And she's a very happy camper!
@Tuna Surprise At both my current and last job I took over a month off consecutively. Shrugs.
@HeyThatsMyBike Yeah I know. I want to head back to "my country" at some point, and it annoys me.
@Lisa Frank TRUE. Also MATERNITY LEAVE in the US stinks.
Sorry about being a rhymes with witch, but I am SO GLAD I've been out of the US for 5 years. One month off is not a "sabbatical after 5 years", it's less than half of the regular vacation. Two months PLUS is just STANDARD YEARLY VACATION. I currently have months off and at my last job I had 45 calendar days plus TWENTY (20!) days of holidays (10 consecutive and 10 consecutive).
Philippines is SO ACCURATE! Filipinos will often just burst into tears at your desk in an office, claiming someone was mean to them. If someone accidentally cuts off a Filipino on the road? TEARS.
Oh, and I'm married to a Colombian and can vouch for their high emotions as well as my own (American).
@baked bean Yes. Ridiculous! You'd taste so much crust and whipped cream with that and so little pumpkin. Wrong ratio.
That there's the smallest dang slice a punkin pie I ever seen.