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    Three Generations Of Strength and Coffee

    When I think about my Oma, I think about two things: strength and coffee. My Oma, my Dutch grandmother, migrated to Australia in the 1960s along with her husband (my Opa) and their three children. They came with little more than a few bags and an idea of a new life. Australia was a foreign land, and it didn’t always come easy but they achieved what they had set out for. My Oma credits a familial reliance on sterke and nuchter, or…

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    8 Things You Might Not Know About Me

    Seeing as Maps and Mandalas recently rebranded and there could be a few new readers in the mix, I thought I would start with some re-introductions. My name is Oceana, and…