Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
my feelings are mixed, i'm so so excited to be here with erin but i really really miss my australearn friends.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
i'm done with school now, though, and that feel great to be able to say! i just had a farewell dinner with my flatmates and now i'm going to finish packing.
heading to sydney tomorrow to see my friend erin! i'm so excited i can hardly stand it!
goodbye WA, the experiences i've had here will stay with me forever.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
the definition seems pretty right to me:
murdoch is CRAZY when it comes to finals, though. super strict! i took two finals yesterday and am real proud to say that i actually survived!
the first one was my biology final. everything seemed to go pretty well with that, but it was wicked long and took me the whole three hours to finish. i think i did relatively well, other than the fact that i defined zooplankton as plankton that lives in a zoo...
better than leaving it blank, eh?
the second final was for my 'principles of language and lit' ed class. this one was A LOT easier. the essay writing wasn't bad at all, and picking out the processes, participants and circumstances in each sentence was pretty easy, so i was psyched!
two finals down, one to go!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
i could never go because i always had class at 8:30 on thursdays.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
well, i have less than 2 weeks here and we finally got our act together.
kardinya is only about a ten minute walk from our flat and whenever we go to the shopping centre, we pass a chinese food restuarant and it's ALWAYS packed, so we decided to go there because it must be good.
we were right
it was incredible!
chinese food restaurants are different than they are in the western hemisphere. people in australia (and southeast asia, according to my two singaporean roommates) use both the spoon and fork to eat chinese food. i think americans are the only people who eat with only forks for the most part, because during dinner, laura (from finland) and angel and ailin (from singapore) asked me if i ever use a spoon.
my response: "yeah, i use a spoon if i'm eating cereal or soup or ice cream and stuff like that"
their response: stares.
it was pretty funny.
not going to lie, it took me a while to eat with only a fork, but i stuck to my american roots.
the dinner was really fun, we all had a great time! i wish we had actually gone more than once. but one time is better than none at all, eh?
i'm really really going to miss angel, laura and ailin
i love you guys!
Monday, June 1, 2009
really? 110 DEGREES! really? it's winter here and it's still hot as hell in my room!
i laughed over this--in massachusetts winter time is easily in the negatives.
oh australia, how you still continue to amaze me.