Bula from Fiji

Bula from Fiji

The word “Bula” literally translates to “Life” in Fijian, but is commonly used as a friendly greeting around the islands. After two days in Fiji we heard and repeated “Bula!” hundreds of times. Sometimes the friendly locals practically shouted “Bula!” to us from 30 yards away. The greeting often led to questions about our nationality and somehow transitioned to invitations to buy coconuts, local trinkets, taxi rides, or even overnight cruises.

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Funemployment

Funemployment

Sweet sweet freedom! I have just given notice at my job. For the last three and a half years I have worked 10 hour days or more, for a large investment firm doing a variety of communications and analysis work. I spent my days not in an office, or even a cubicle, but at a portion of a long desk that was mine—a “desk slot,” if you will.

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