I'm nineteen, turning twenty on the 26th of this month. I live in Dubai, but I was born in South Africa. I left SA when I was about 3 years old and travelled around with my family, mostly living in the middle east, but we dipped our toes in Europe a little (I don't remember most of Europe). I love travelling, I get cheap tickets so I do quite a bit of it, but not nearly as much as I'd like to.
-I love music, mostly the stuff that doesn't play on the radio. I (mostly) hate the radio. My favorite band is The Cure, but my taste ranges over a whole bunch of genres.
-I love photography, I'm just getting into it, hopefully I'll be making more photo posts in my journal. I have a Nikon D90 and I'm still pretty much a n00b.
-I like reading and writing. I used to enjoy writing poetry-- nothing serious, but I tried not to make it suck, sometimes I still write, but it's rare and I probably wouldn't post it.
-I like art, drawing, painting, sculpting, whatever. I've always been an artsy type of person. Not to say I'm great at any of those things, it's just a hobby. Sometimes.
-I like to change my opinion on things a lot, I like to change my look and move my room around to suit my mood. Change is pretty much a constant a lot of the time.
-The only thing that I recall as far back as I can remember is my love for animals, widlife and nature in general. I have my level 1 FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) written degree type thing, but I failed my practical because I'm shy and had problems speaking to a crowd. Stage fright, whoops. I might go back and try to get the whole degree. I might not.
I'm also a pretty religious Christian, not the stereotypical kind, though, I won't bore you with the details of what I believe. I accept and respect all cultures and religions (or lack thereof), all I ask is that I receive that same acceptance and respect. I won't try to convert you, promise. I don't often make updates involving my religion, but it is a part of my life and so it will be mentioned every now and then.
My journal might contain some adult content. I do smoke up, occasionally (unfortunately, because of where I live this is very rarely-- never here. Only on holidays in other countries) and involve myself in other not-so-legal activities. I hate alcohol, but every now and then I forget and mention of drunken behaviour is possible. I'm single and very rarely engage in sexual activity, but that's not to say it'll never be mentioned in my journal.
I'm not the biggest fan of Dubai, and so I generally complain about it a lot. This city suffocates me. The plan is to remain here five more years making as much cash (of which there is lots of, out here) as I possibly can, then life can really start.
Name's Mel, nearly 20 years old. South African, lives in Dubai (doesn't like it much). Travels. Likes all the usual stuff; music, photography, animals, art, reading, etc, etc, etc... Jesus lovin' Christian. Adult content notice.
I don't really have any friend requirements. I'd like to think I'm real easy to get along with. I'm almost never offended and I like people of all different backgrounds, lifestyles, opinions, etc. Add me if you like.
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