Ellena...for tripping into the right fan (aka "VENTILATOR") at the right time in our dorm room, so you could make a poor effort to laugh at my poor attempt at a quip ("don't die"). This inevitably led you to be kidnapped by our group for the next 2 days; the beginning of your 7 month journey away from your home in Ausgang and around the world led you to watch an Auckland sunset with us from Mount Eden, introduce us to Amber, smoke shisha with us until the wee hours of the night, belt out our American songs without shame at public karaoke, and dance at Cassette until our legs began to give. I'm honored to be your first welterbummler as I'm looking forward to run into you again, this time even farther along your adventure somewhere around the world. 01/10/18.

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