I didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out I’ve been preparing for my life in Timor Leste since I was a young boy. I chose two particularly frustrating pursuits as my childhood hobbies and it’s finally paying off.

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One of those was fishing. I was mad about fishing: from staring at nautical charts of the coastline, looking up different fish species, learning different ways to rig up my line, and of course spending countless hours out on the water… yep, I loved nothing more than fruitlessly hurling thawed seafood into the ocean.

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