The first time I saw these birds, I was so freaked out by them! They're really huuuge!
Can't believe there are actual, white coloured parrots by the lake in school!
Gorgeous view from my friend's apartment;
He's not a friend; a stranger in fact; felt bad I had to sneak this one; but I just love his persona.
This Kimchi Udon is definitely; the best I've ever eaten.
So sorry that this picture doesn't do her any justice; but she is Nikki; the super cool Londoner I met on the airport transfer shuttle whom I still keep in contact with; she is an exchange student from Oxford (OXFORD!!!) and she is doing Music (Guitar!) at QUT for a semester! Can she get any more awesome?! Ahh! Sorry Nikki! I'm definitely not a stalker!
Yes, it's basically the same Korean restaurant that I've been going to; but this Spicy Tofu Soup is amazing!
I laughed when I saw this! N's basically used plasters to keep her camera from falling apart!
The Mexican Night I was raving about! Thanks Deidre! You're a genius!
The nachos are amazing!!!
Needless to say; her dips are awesome! For the nachos; the salsa, and the guacamole is insane!
Mushed Apples & Bananas on Toasted Crumpets; Randall; you are a genius too!
So, school has officially started and I'm taking four modules this semester. All of them are my core modules; and only one of them, is not tourism/hospitality related (well, it really depends on how you look at it); it being Business Law. So far, it's Friday night, and I have not caught up with my readings/tutorials, but fret not; I'm definitely using my weekends to do something about it.
Brisbane is definitely growing on me, and my friends and I have unanimously decided that South Bank is the place to be when you're in town. The lush greenery, big spaces for you to sit around to have a chat or a picnic, or just soak in the rays, the eclectic mix of market stalls available on the evenings from Wednesday to Sunday, (one even provided tarot card readings for A$45!), not forgetting the famous churros stall, and the beautiful, beautiful view you get of the City on the riverfront is enough to make you want to stay there forever.
Still, with it being Summer, friends have commented that I've become more brown since my arrival; and I guess, it is inevitable, even though I do slap on a whole dollop of sunblock before I head out. Everyone around me is the same, getting a nice, healthy tan; but I guess, I'd definitely not miss all of this; and I'm desperately looking forward to the arrival of Fall. And it is definitely weird; mentioning Fall; when it's all about Spring everywhere!
Sorry about the inane chattering; but I guess this is the post where I start updating everyone back home about my life Down Under instead of posting endless pictures up here. Or maybe I'm just feeling a little melancholic. Not sure if it's the hormones swirling around inside me; (sorry, guys!) or maybe it's me feeling homesick; but I just feel the need to blabber somewhere other than in my worn out journal.
Don't get me wrong. I'm glad to be here. And, the friends I have made here definitely make up for almost all of my awesome experiences here! The endless chats, the food fest we always seem to have (I'm definitely blessed to be surrounded by so many great cooks here!) the movie nights (Black Swan is really twisted, though Natalie P. is amazingly awesome!) ; the boozey nights when we actually stayed up till dawn breaks; I'm thankful for all of you. You know who you are.
As for my friends back home, I'm sorry I don't seem to be online often enough; (I really, really hate the internet here! How can the usage be volume based?!) But I'm thankful for all your prayers and all of your love. When I expressed how homesick I was, thank you for all your tweets and messages on my Wall, and those Whatsapp texts! I LOVE YOU ALL, AND I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!
As for my fellow Bloggers out there, who is still, reading this; thanks for putting up with my erratic postings; and my posts which doesn't really seem to have anything to do with fashion nowadays. You've been warned though; this is definitely more like a lifestyle blog with a very strong focus on good food!
Till the next time.
On a slightly revolting note; I've actually donated some 500cc of blood at the mobile blood bank which was in school on Thursday! Haven't donated in ages and I was definitely a little paranoid about the size of the needle and when I saw my blood oozing through the plastic tube. Ugh. Set up for another appointment in June; hopefully everything will be fine by then! I'm glad I used 10mins of my life to help save someone's life;p