Yesterday, my room-mate Kesha and I decided to spend the day in the city. Just so I could see all of the tourist-attractions they have there. So there we were. Walking in the melting sun.
Among all the tourists who were taking Instagram photos next to the Opera – house. We spotted a lot of runners in the botanic garden. And som business people with suits and expensive purses.
There I was. In the middle of a huge city with people everywhere. My camera was filled up with photos. My feet were hurting because I had been stupid enough to walk with converse shoes all day.
We discussed which café we should choose until we both became so hungry that we just ended up choosing one. Both of us though the açai bowl looked amazing, but too expensive. Both of us ended up buying it anyway.
There we were. There I was. Just happy about life. And that moment I was living in right there. Right now.
All these cages, but there are no birds here. I think they all were set free.
The first week at school is called “intensives” and it was very intense. There were so many things we needed to go through, and so much information! I have learned a lot already, so it was challenging and nice at the same time. Next week will fortunately be more quiet. I only have school two days.
But hey. I got a job! It is so funny. Suddenly I got a text-message in Norwegian from a flower-shop I delivered a resume to. The owner turned out to be Norwegian. If that is not enough, my colleagues speak Spanish, so it is kind of genius since I really need to practice mine.
I need to learn a lot about flowers now. But I really like it. I am learning to put them together in arrangements, and it is actually very funny!
// Where are those Opera house , Bondi-beach pictures?
To clearify. Yes. I live about 40 minutes with bus from every famous Sydney-tourist attraction you have ever heard of … Unfortunately I just haven’t had time to go there yet. I am going to, and I am going to take a lot of pictures. I promise. I just don’t know when … But stay tuned!
Mini Australian word dictionary
Maccas – You probably knew, or guessed that this means Mc Donalds. One of my first days here, I entered one to use their wifi, and they had named it “Wi-fry.” That made my day.
Thongs – Prenounced as tongues, which makes it really confusing. It does obviously not mean your tongue, but flip – flops. Those you have on your feet.
No worries – As I told you earlier. This is just used everywhere. I am not joking when I Say I hear this expression at least 20 times during a day.
Mate – Bro/ Friend. You knew that. I know. But it is just a funny word. Hahah.
Arvo – This afternoon. Also kind of confusing when these Aussies speak fast.
Before I left Norway, I invested in a bullet-journal. It is just so genius. I love it, and there is so many different things you can write in them! I try to keep things organized.
There are a lot of things you need to remember when you live by yourself, and not in the same house as mom and dad anymore. The bullet journal helps me with that. I use it to budget and write my time-tables. So organizing! I will probably show you more from it later.
Have a wonderful day or night, depending on where on earth you are right now. Hehe. You will hear from me again soon! Hopefully with some fancy-er pictures in the nearest future.
From a boiling heat caused by approximately 35 °C outside, I am probably melting away faster than ice cream right now … But Hello there, dear you! ❤
I have not less than two fans behind me, blowing the same hot air around in this room. It is so hot, and I am still drinking hot coffee. I think I need to go downstairs to park myself under the air condition. Hold on a few seconds, please…
Here I am. It is somehow so much colder downstairs than in my room. Probably because the sun is constantly hitting on that side of the house. Anyways. Yesterday was Evaluation day at school. For me who is not doing a creative stream, I only had to do some practical stuff. For the creative streams there were obviously auditions going on. I am so glad that I didn`t have any of those …
Today was enrollment day with even more practical things to do. Signings of papers and so on. I did choose pathway in my stream today, which decides where my main focus will be. There were so many cool options. Even tough I wanted to do all of them, I ended up choosing youth. That means I will be working with teenagers. So. I am so excited for the following weeks. So many new things to learn and experience!
So my room – mate and I was at the mall yesterday to buy another fan (because you can never have to many of those) She is so nice by the way. We talked about delivering our resumes soon to try to get a part time job. Even tough it wasn’t really my plan to work next to my studies at first, I have to admit that some extra income would be totally fine. So yeah.
See you later alligator (which is kind of accurate because of the fact that i am actually living in the land of alligators)
Dear reader. Where am I even supposed to start? I guess from the beginning. Well. The past week? There is just so much to tell you about.
We landed on Australian ground, and the heat did just hit me as a wall. Unfortunately it was not really any better inside of the house I finally arrived at a couple of hours later. Two kind girls welcomed me and showed me my room. I did not really sleep at all that night. I was totally convinced that some snake or spider was about to bite me the entire time. I survived the night tough, but at 5 am I was wide awake.
The next morning, I was introduced to the rest of the house before I went to church to the “welcome lounge.” At the Welcome lounge they had some people waiting for new students so help with every practical matter. It was also a place to get to know people, and make some new friends.
Usually church is about 5 minutes walk from my house, but I didn`t know that. Instead google showed me a rout that took 17 minutes. Believe me … the difference is huge in this heat! Wet by sweating, I finally arrived at the welcome- lounge. I got to meet some new people and we went to the mall to buy some stuff.
Getting to know people around here turned out to be fine. People are so friendly. I guess that it will take some time to make the friends that I will end up being closer with, but just during my first days here I felt so home. I really felt like I was at the right place at the right time. The whole moving has been really peaceful, and I am so thankful for that.
A few days later I went to “Summerfest” an arrangement for young adults. That was the first time I have ever been to a Hillsong meeting outside scandinavia, and it was just so good!
-Some things that fascinate me about Australia –
Driving on the left side of the road. Even tough it is not unic for Australia (since they are doing it in UK as well) … the funny thing is that Australians need to remind themselves about it. I mean the “keep left signs” are everywhere. As if they are about to forget about their crazy driving pattern
“No worries” Probably the most common expression around here. I really love it. The culture here is just so relaxed! It`s so different than Norway, you have no idea!
Clothes. People are so funny here. You should have known how many Australians I have met wearing jeans when it`s super hot outside. Probably because they are mostly staying inside with the air-condition. But it`s just so strange to meet people with that much clothes in this heat!
School starts for real in a couple of days, and I will probably be back with some more pictures and updates for you really soon. See you later ❤