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This is the story of a boy named Daniel and a girl named Ciera, currently living together in Melbourne, Australia. Ciera came from America to be with Daniel, and is in Australia on a 12-month Working Holiday Visa. Together, they're having heaps of fun, and documenting their experiences along the way. This blog is just a glimpse into their life together.

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9 August 2010 0 Comments

Week 6 with Daniel.

We're dwarves :O

This week has been great! Daniel has remained busy the whole time and I managed to have a few busy days myself. 😉 Thursday was the day Daniel and I had lunch together. I enjoyed it more than I usually do which was very nice.

Friday night we helped Daniel sister, Jacinta, make some cookies for her picnic the next day. That was quite fun for all of us! The picnic the next day was very nice as well. Jacinta set it up as a celebration for being vegetarian a total of 4 years so far. It was mostly her friends, obviously, but I still enjoyed being there. One of her friends happened to be obsessed with America and decided to talk to me about that for awhile :P. Another one of her friends that was there knew I was from Idaho. That surprised me a lot! Anyways, Daniel and I left early and came home to watch Lilo and Stitch. I was really wanting to color so we stopped somewhere to get me crafty things before heading home.

On Sunday, Daniel and I decided to go to Luna Park. There was a person performing in front of the park so we watched him first. He was juggling fire and doing one of the Great Houdini tricks. We both laughed a lot during the show! Read the rest of this post…

1 August 2010 1 Comment

Week 5 with Daniel!

Holding hands.

For some reason I’m just really not wanting to blog this week. Yet, I push myself to post one on here to keep people updated. Don’t be surprised if this post is shorter than most…\

Today was mostly a relaxing day for us. We managed to beat Mario Galaxy with Mario and opened up the ‘secret’ character. (SPOILER ALERT: It’s Luigi…). Now we must beat the whole game again while playing as that character and hopefully a new world, or something, will appear. Also, we need one more star in Mario Galaxy 2 so a new level will open. Besides that, we haven’t done much. Daniel has been working on an old computer today and I’ve been trying to stay happy and write some posts. Oh, and I’m hoping to accomplish all the goals I’ve set for today!

We saw Inception yesterday. I think I may give a ‘review’ of the movie on my site. My plan is to keep this blog strictly about us. Jacinta joined as so Daniel and her could spend some sibling time together. I know they’ve both been missing each other so I made sure we all did something together this weekend. We had a fun time while we were out that day. Before the movie, Daniel and I went to MSY (a computer parts store here, it’s awesome!) to get a nice, new keyboard and mouse for me and a hard drive for him. He’s setting up an old computer as a server, I believe, so we can use off peak downloading time, and such. :) Read the rest of this post…

25 July 2010 0 Comments

One month milestone and week four with Daniel.

This was originally posted to Ciera’s blog on 25th July 2010.
If you’d like to read about the other three weeks, please click the link above!


Well, I’ve made it a month in Australia. I knew I would considering my last visit here was 3 months long :P! It’s been really great here. Of course there’s been down days but I wouldn’t change anything about it! During the weeks I’ve been doing things to keep my self busy including looking for jobs and visiting Daniel at work. At least one day during the weekend is spent as a ‘date day’. On those days we usually go out all day and enjoy our time together. I’m so thankful we have the weekends to spend so much time together!

This week I spent most of the time at home. Normally that would make me feel a bit upset but I stayed busy enough to feel like I accomplished something. I managed to finish all the friendship bracelets I was working on. I also wrote some letters and made some necklaces for my brother and sister. On Thursday, Daniel’s mum managed to talk me into going grocery shopping with her. We got ingredients for tacos! They were really good :D! Daniel was on a fun go-carting trip that his office does. I wish I could have gone! On Friday, I went into the city to visit my man at work. While together, we set up his part of our joint bank account. Then we went to the post office so I could send everything I worked on. After that, we went and got lunch at KFC. So healthy, right?! Read the rest of this post…

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18 July 2010 0 Comments

My life with Ciera so far

This was originally posted to Daniel’s blog on 18th July 2010.


So as you’d already know, Ciera came back to Australia three weeks ago, which is why I haven’t really been on messenger much recently :P. Things have been excellent so far, it’s been really enjoyable. Last week, we made some delicious rainbow cookies. They were pretty much just plain lemon cookies based on a recipe from a $4 book we bought at Go-Lo, WITH A DIFFERENCE! We made them awesome by colouring them all different colours (and even made some multi-colour, which was my idea :D). They were delicious and colourful and made with 100% awesomesauce. Next time we make some, we’ll make them all rainbow I think xD.

Yesterday (Saturday), we went to Scienceworks, which is a science museum here in Melbourne. Well, we got there eventually. We had a few minor issues along the way. Firstly, we got off at Parliament Train Station (as the Metlink journey planner said to), and the platform that the train we needed usually comes to was closed, and there was a notice to go to Southern Cross Station. So, we went back to the platform we came from, and caught another train to Southern Cross. When we got to Southern Cross, the train took aaaages to come (then again, it’s the Weribee line so it’s kinda expected I guess :P). And then there was another complication — The train terminated at Footscray and we had to take a replacement bus the rest of the way. However, once we caught that bus, we finally got there. Entry is free if you’re a student, so that’s definitely a bonus. Read the rest of this post…

18 June 2010 2 Comments

LDR: soon to be LTR :)

This was originally posted to Ciera’s blog on 18th June 2010


That’s right! In just a few more days I will no longer be in a long distance relationship! I’m heading to Australia to be with Daniel for a year.

The nine months, that are now behind us, have been so difficult for me! Before we met, chatting was always a fun experience. After meeting and spending three months together, I started getting really frustrated and taking things he said the wrong way. I partly blame the distance. I was so unhappy that I couldn’t be there; my overall mood has changed from relaxed and happy, to stressed and discontent. I miss the way I felt before. Although, I have faith that when I’m there my mood will change drastically again.

More has gone on in life, as well. Along with the stress of the distance: I live in this disgusting house (daily stressor); my family has made me feel used, neglected, and just disrespected; and my moms ex-husband, and my brother and sisters father, had an incident that has left him with no movement on his right side and possible one blind eye. Sound like a good nine months to you?! Now, I know I could have things a lot worse… it just feels like bad things have been happening one things after another, after another, for the past three years. Read the rest of this post…

3 December 2009 2 Comments

The story of a Long Distance Relationship

This was originally posted to Daniel’s blog on 3rd December 2009


Well, I haven’t blogged for a while (seems to happen to me quite often). I was pretty busy with university work, exams, arranging a work placement for next year for IBL, and other stuff. I get my exam results in about one and a half weeks, hopefully I did alright on them. We’ll see I guess…

Many of you know about my girlfriend. If not, her name is Ciera, and she’s absolutely amazing :D. We met online on MySpace (haha) towards the end of September 2008. I had broken up with my ex-girlfriend after a short and hopeless relationship in August 2008. I was rather upset after my ex broke up with me (to be honest, I really have no idea why, looking back at it now), and was just looking for people to talk to, to make me feel better. I was browsing MySpace one of those days, and was looking through Tom‘s (you know, the guy with the pretend friends) blog, where Ciera had posted a comment on one of the posts. There was something about her in particular (the way she wrote? Her picture? I really don’t know) that made me click on her and take a look at her profile. Now, I don’t know why this happened (even today, neither me nor her know why things happened the way they did), but I’m glad it did. Reading her profile made me realise that we had so much in common! I sent a friend request right away, wondering if she’d accept and become my friend. I really wanted to get to know her more. Read the rest of this post…

25 October 2009 3 Comments

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. ~Japanese Proverb

This was originally posted to Ciera’s blog on 25th October 2009


You know when you’re reading something you totally agree with and you get this uplifting feeling? That happened to me when I read the above proverb! 😀 The way I interpret it may be different from others but I think it means: “No distance is too far if you’re in love.

About a month ago I arrived home from a three month trip to Australia. I had traveled over there to meet Daniel, my one and only (as mentioned in my last blog post). We had met online nine months prior when he sent me a friend request on Myspace. :) We started talking through comments and, just a few days later, we were chatting hours upon hours on Windows Live Messenger! It was, and still is, amazing that I could talk to him the whole day without getting bored or having an awkward pause in the conversation. I have never been able to do that with anyone else! Read the rest of this post…