I am enrolled! Yahoo! But I might be changing the units I've taken up(media and sociology). At first, I was happy because I only have classes on Wed and Thurs but Eva told me that she saw books for my courses and it's about $400 (MINIMUM) for 1 semester! I wanted to knock my head on the wall and die! Here ... you ain't going to get photocopied books - so don't think the "malaysian" way will do. Plan to take up some other units which required hand work instead - perhaps gardening, cooking, bakering or whatever la ... Don't plan to spend on books, not especially it's for Uni Text books ...
Ok ... Enough of the babbling ... Updates. I have officially moved into 33, Ireland St., Burwood, VIC Melbourne, Australia. I know it sounds weird - Ireland and Australia but the roads here are named after names ... The girls and I had been buying hell lotsa stuff to complete the furnished house (means it's well equipped) we got. We went to 2nd hand item stores, Salvation Army, Reject Shop(they sell appliances, basic necessities and cutleries here!!!) and a few other places like IKEA, Coles, K-Mart, Safeway (Australian's version of Carrefour!) and not to mentioned the wonderful fresh, brightly lit and colorful markets as well.
Amazingly, we are blending in quite well. We do our part in caring and sharing. We do our part in cooking and cleaning. We do stuff together and also by ourself! (Ok ... redundant :P). People say it's hard to live with friends. I am having a great time but it's too soon to judge but I think we will do fine! We have a thing for tea (we chat every single night about just anything!) so we bought like 300packet of Lipton tea for only $9. So kewl~~~
One thing about Australia is that - everything is cheap if you don't convert! Transportation here is hell! It's about $9.70 from where we live to the city and it takes 40min(usually more) by tram (which is slow) and calls here are expensive too. Maxis has like 7c per sms or 5c per call right??? ... Here - you ain't getting any of those! Calls are still charged per min rate like - 60c including connection fee. So no andrewkin is going to call anyone. So far, I still can control my spending in those things. Fish are expensive too. Like $20 for a small piece of Salmon. Hmmm...
I am quite glad I came over to study. I did my own mee goreng yesterday. I didn't mean the normal instant noodle. I meant the real Hokkien Mee with all sort of vegetables. I was fun. I cooked it without Black Soya Sauce, so it was quite dull without the normal aromatic taste but it was eatable. Eva said it was nice. I called it the Mee Goreng tanpa Kicap yang Luar Biasa. Can't wait for Kenny to try!!! Hahaha
Tomorrow - I am so going up to BoxHill and shop! I need my fish sauce, SeeYau, Oyster Sauce(the cooking one!) and other Asian items la! People here sells those Mee/Kuey Theow in packeted frozen plastic (Think of Pasta packets in Malaysia). Last thing - everything here is either VERY sweet or VERY salty or VERY big. A normal chicken sausage (try no to think the other way) are like almost 6inch long and they are thick (our 50c coin) and that's before you cook em. After you cook em - they expand!
Anyway - I miss everyone. No matter how nice the people here ... I deeply miss Jenny's laughter and ChooiYin's voice... Actually I miss Mahjong only la! HAHAHAHA. But yeah - you guys back in Malaysia better miss me k! hehe
PS- You guys take care!