My Paddy's Day here was pretty awesome, as was my last Paddy's Day in Australia they really do it big in this part of the world. I had a lot of fun having drinks and partying with friends. I really do have some amazing friends here and we always have a great time! I woke up with a head ache but it was self inflicted. Other than that I was no worse for the wear and really enjoyed it. It was also the birthday of my best mate Ben. But, he is doing 10 days of totally silent mediation and some retreat somewhere away from everything so I had to celebrate for him haha. He is the big 24 now! :P
A few days after Paddy's Day on Weds I went camping one last time with an awesome group of CS'ers to the Coromandel a beautiful region here about four hours north of Auckland and we were blessed with perfect weather. I have a great group of core friends here and we can just hang out and have fun. I even mooned my friend from a moving car, I haven't done that in years haha. It really is liberating just to act stupid sometimes haha. The thing I love most about my friends here is we can be so open and honest with each other and have deep discussions about God and Religion and Politics (which we did lol) or we can just shoot the shit and talk about nothing in particular (which we also did)
So all in all a really great week/weekend for sure. It really made things better because they have denied my visa to Brazil so I wont be going there unless I can get in at the border. I will give it a shot though. They are supposed to be returning my passport/money from the embassy in Wellington. I have decided if I can't get in Brazil I will take an immersion Spanish course/home stay and use my time productively while Ben is in Brazil. I can always get there another time. So while I was depressed about this I will just go with it and stay positive and have fun. In 16 days I will be in Santiago Chile! One of my CS friends will be there too :) It is my goal to go home knowing Spanish. I may be back at work on monday though :( Not fun but I will get the extra cash.
New Zealand is one of the first countries on this planet I have visited that I will come back to for the people not the places. I have had some good friends leave recently and soon I will be leaving myself so it sucks :( I really will miss it here as my time draws to a close. My good friends here know how I feel about all of them though and actually one of my best friends here just applied to Texas State Uni in San Marcos so if the cards fall right I may be down there with her for a while :)
All is as well as can be here in Tyler Land. Yall take care,Tyler
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