I prefer summer to winter
I’d rather swim in my clothes than in a swimsuit
I can sing two national anthems in two different languages
I wear thongs (flip flops to Americans) all the time, until it gets too cold
Because I wore thongs while growing up I have broad feet so it’s hard to find shoes that fit
I hate talking one on one with men/guys
I’m much more comfortable in skirts than pants
I do not question authority
I like to find the most inconspicuous place in the room and sit there
I raise my eye brows when I mean ‘yes’
I love doing actions to songs in church
Black sand doesn’t strike me as weird
I lower my head when I cross a room (In Vanuatu I would bend double but I learnt long ago that gets you weird looks in Australia)
I know the difference between coconut juice, coconut milk and coconut cream
Sitting on the floor is more comfortable than a chair
I believe all children should spend some time in a third would culture
I can use a bush knife
I can not say ‘no’ to anyone
If I have a problem with someone I never go to them – I go through a third person. I wish people would do the same when they have a problem with me.
I don’t have any problem when everyone in the room starts praying out loud at the same time.
I have tension in my body clock between Vanuatu time and Australian time
The minute someone comes over to our house I feel like I need to feed them
I never approach a group of men, I will walk around them
There are times when I really wish I didn't look so anglo, so then people would know straight away I'm not your average aussie girl.