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Friday, May 19, 2006

We're going to Fiji!

Big news - we are moving to Fiji! I have accepted a position at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji Islands. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for my family and I - we are all full of nervous excitement! We are throwing a party for family and friends (by invite only) on June 3rd as a way of saying goodbye and to celebrate at least three birthdays within the family.



I cannot possibly explain the complex mix of emotions that I am feeling right now. I am leaving behind wonderful friends, family, and colleagues, not to mention a great job and the best country in the world, but I am heading to new lands and cultures, countless tropical islands, a very different sort of job, and a promising unknown. It is invigorating to shake up your life like this!

8 comments:

laminar_flow said...

Life equals change. Good Night and Good Luck.

Gene said...

Fiji? That's fantastic. Good luck and have fun. :)

thrashor said...

laminar_flow: Thanks for the wishes! Do you have any advice for a really, really white Canadian heading to Suva?

thrashor said...

gene: Thank you for the kind wishes. Just trying to keep life interesting :)

laminar_flow said...

Not much. Sports is a good way to meet and know people. Suva has a squash club, try that or Suva Lawn Tennis club at Albert Park.

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr said...

Read my blog on http://promotingsuva.blogspot.com/ Suva has been a hive of activity lately and will be more so in the coming months. There's more information on the blog. By the way, if you need a short term rental in Suva while you look for permanent accommodation elsewhere, I have a two bedroom furnished rental. You can check it out on links from my blog. Regards. Gilbert

dave jackson said...

hey chris hows it going down there?...i want to shake up my life and fiji seems like the place to do it...i have 3 other friends and we want to move and buy a business and have some fun..let me know how it going...dave

thrashor said...

Dave, it is a true adventure! Send me an email if you are serious about moving here or somewhere similar. We should talk...

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