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I’m Pauline.  I am Chinese born Indonesian, but I currently reside in Toronto, Canada. As a matter of fact, I can proudly say that I am Canadian (got my citizenship last year! Hello Canadian passport and easy travels!).

Here is what I look like on a regular day:

Ice cream makes me smile.

Actually, I’m not always THAT happy. But, I would say I’m a pretty happy-go-lucky kid most of the time… What do you say, friends?

My high school friends would tell you that I don’t speak English well, they will undoubtedly reminisce upon that evening in grade 11, after the athletic banquet, when I knocked on the custodians’ office and confidently said: “Excuse me, do you have a sweep?”. I meant to ask for a broom, but my Indonesian tongue slipped and the rest is history. My friends continue to make fun of me until this day.  8 years later. I have mature friends. Yep.

I created this blog to show them wrong as an outlet for me to practice my writing skills as well as a place where I can share my travel experiences (and hopefully inspire you to travel!). Constructive criticisms are always welcome, but please be nice and go easy on me.  Well, at least in the beginning, so I don’t become all depressed on you.

Although I have not done any RTW (Round-the-World) trips, taken a career break, or lived abroad, I do love to travel.  I’ve been to a handful of countries in Europe and Asia, I have crossed the border to visit the States, and I often fly back to Indonesia to visit my family. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush you feel when you step out of the airport into a mixture of foreign languages,  different lifestyles, and a myriad of glorious food waiting to be sampled. No? You don’t feel this way? Maybe this is just from the travel addict in me.

The name Lem0nandlime just came to me at a whim. I don’t really have any philosophy behind it. I recently found out I really like anything with lemon and lime – lemon poppyseed loaf, keylime pie, and lemon bars are just a few examples. It shows that even the most sour fruits can become something delicious after being processed. Life may have thrown you lemons, but it’s what you do with them that will ultimately define you and your character.

In terms of personal goals – I want to see the world in its entirety. I want to  be someone who is constantly in awe of this world we live in, to be someone who is continuously learning of other traditions and cultures, to be someone who enjoys wandering, and to be someone who is delighted by the kindness of strangers. After all, the world is a great place to be in!


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