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September 7, 2006 9:21pm

It's my 18th birthday and I'm going to India!!!!

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I just want to send all my thanks and love to everyone who has emailed me today for my birthday. Thanks to everyone - I got the card with messages from silentrysentry, Ogawa, Yellow818, rebaleeve, megiddo, ericquip, d2summers, pjhamd, thebruce, Weezel, barbazul, ThoughtsFromTheAbyss, drgnlvr86, bdl9487, alecj, roaringlion, wander, krisper79, papajells, ZYZKryten, Schrijvertje, DirtyEarl and especially djsampson!

I couldn't believe that all you guys remembered or even knew in the first place that it is my birthday – especially seeing that it is only my estimated birth date but who cares? Mike's parents had a little birthday party for me here in Adelaide which was really sweet of them. I never had a nice birthday at home with parents and presents before in my life. Yes, I cried like a baby. I'm still crying while I write this.

I also want to thank everyone who wrote to tell me about the link between my tattoos, the Oculus and India. The Oculus now shows this vision of me in some kind of temple. It seems to be telling the future now and not the past. I'm taking a risk to follow the advice of some mysterious object but so far so good. India here I come.

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I also got a really nice birthday surprise when I found this video that Mike had left on my video camera.

So now Mike is going to come with me to India. What a great birthday present!!!! Thank you Mike. You are the greatest. Now you are going to have to get all the crazy inoculations that I had which is brutal but I'm really glad that I will have a friend with me in India.

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Thank you so much for remembering my birthday. Even though I'm far from home, I feel surrounded by my friends here in Australia, back in the States and around the world who are looking out for me... I'm really hoping that this year is going to be full of good things and lead me where I need to go and find my way home too.

I will update you guys as soon as we get to India.

Love, Faith xx



Hi everyone! I'm here at my first ever birthday party that Mike's parents, Mike's amazing parents have thrown for me. It's kind of weird, birthdays for me, because I've never known exactly when mine is; this is just the day that was chosen. This is my first ever real birthday I think. And this, this is why I'm making this message.

--Faith holds up a large printout of the birthday card made by the OE community for her--

This was such an amazing birthday present for me. It was just such a shock, and djsampson who organized this, I've been reading everyone's messages, and they're so lovely and touching. And I've never had this many friends I guess, and it's really overwhelming. So it's been a great birthday so far, and the day's not even over. So thank you, so much.

Hey Mike, turn off the camera now, I'm done. Mike?!

--camera gets closer to Faith, and she starts freaking out--

Honestly, Mike, what are you doing?? STOP, NO!!

--Mike shoves cake on her face and Faith laughs--

Augh! You are the worst! Okay, okay!


--through this entire video Mike's got a giddy, goofy smile--

Hey Faith, this is your good friend Mike. I've just gone to get the tent - you're still at the fire. I just thought I'd take this opportunity just to leave you a little message. I know it's probably a weird way to get it, but I didn't want to put you on the spot and make you feel weird or anything, I've only known you for a couple of days. But, yeah, you're heading, and I think it'd be handy to have someone with you to carry your bags and stuff, and make sure you don't get lost, and if you get into trouble, make sure you can get out of it. And, I can get you a drink if you want as well. Don't push your luck, but I'll help you out a little bit. Yeah, I mean I've saved up the money and stuff and I'm not doing anything else with my time other than driving buses. So, yeah, if you get this, you've got my number.

See ya in a couple of seconds.


--Faith narrates as she pans the camera from higher ground over the skyline that is Adelaide--

There is the most incredible rainbow right now, it's just perfect. I've never really seen anything quite like it. It's fitting I guess, because I'm up here just looking over Adelaide one last time. I booked my flight to India - we leave tomorrow morning. And by we I mean me and Mike. Yes, Mike is coming with me. It's weird, I've only known him for a few days, but I just have this feeling that it's right, you know? If he is the monkey man... he'd better be the monkey man, because I'm just following my gut, as I've been doing this whole time. I feel like it's the right thing to do, so I'm taking him with me. He's down there, somewhere, getting his needles right now, and we're heading for India. I don't really know what to expect, but you know, I've come this far, so why stop now? I'll blog when I get there.

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