This is Scarborough, one of the most beautiful beaches in Perth! The coastline spans a few kilometers and it's a great place for wind surfing. Most importantly, it's entirely natural - unlike Sentosa's (packed with imported sand), which I still thank the government for. Heh. No choice.
The sun is nice together with the cool air. And I was getting all the vitamin D I could get. Nice!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Charlene!
Thanks for being the girlfriend. You've been a great companion and such a great encouragement. May you grow prettier and sexier each year!
We had a couple of beers last night at New Port, Fremantle! It was a fun time with the mates! Beers are really cheaper here. Only $2.50 for a glass! Pretty much the same for a cup of coffee anywhere!
DISCLAIMER: I'm not advocating the consumption of alcohol beverages =D
A friend of mine was sharing about a game she played recently.
It was a game of Taboo. And the word to guess was CUDDLE.
So the team player (a female) began, "What does the guy do after he has sex with his girlfriend?"
And a guy from the team shouted, "LEAVES".
Everyone looked at him.
Here's what we do on a cloudy night!
THE SEMESTER'S BEGINNING
The presumptuous belief that Australian universities are lax is nothing more than a fallacy. Through the weeks, I am awarded chunks of text to read and digest. And these readings are dense and many times incomprehensible to me. The Old Testament though thick and mystifying now proves itself to be more decipherable after all. Being a media student, I have materials dated back to 1985 and I also study centuries old black/white films. So the solution I reckon is to read and re-analyze them.
I'm such awesome student you see.
Anyway, I just had my dinner. Oh yes - I cooked my own dinner. And it turned out pretty well after several practices. I had fried rice. And I cooked Chicken Rice for all my flatmates 2 days ago. We call this Family Dinner
, where each one of us cook for the entire flat. And the interesting thing is that just yesterday only, a casual friend asked if I had any weed on me. I looked at her with my most funny expression and said, like noooo
Now time for some recent photos!
This is Sauna, my Swedish flattie in her PJ!
A random picture of school.
North lake, where all the swans are!
Cottesloe Beach, where the hotties are!
SOME RANDOM PICTURES
I stumbled upon a sign that read ..7 DAYS WITHOUT GOD MAKES ONE WEAK !
How cool is that?! Nice pun!
Anyway, my flat mates are asking me for my south-east Asian specialty. And so I've agreed to prepare dinner for everyone this Thursday. Now, I'm thinking what to cook.
Noodles? Fried rice? Chicken rice?
Maybe I should pray about it! Hah.
And I found this in the kitchen when I reached home.
THICK AND THIRSTY! Very suggestive!
And check out what I found in the library toilet!
Yea, a condom dispenser! No Shit!
My lecturer drew this on the blackboard and asked the class to interpret it.
The class went silent. Finally, a student put up his hand to attempt to answer.It looks like an intricate piece of art. But I'm sure it's more than mere random lines put together
The lecturer then stressed about how art and possibly film can be interpreted differently.
He went on, I see a ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch
I was like ^!@*&#*&^!@
But yeah, it did make some sense. But not in the way I would like to think about it.
Our team won the basketball's competition!
Learning in Murdoch or possibly Australia should I say, is radically different from all the 13 years of education experienced back in Singapore.
Perhaps the hearsay amounts to some kind of truth after all.
In Singapore, students open their mouths in school. And teachers feed them with knowledge, formula and solutions. YUM YUM.
Hmm.. more food for you kiddo?
Over here, we're expected to learn for ourselves and IT'S SHOCKING ME!
There aren't really any points to memorize so that we can replicate on exams papers. But here, we are to grasp and internalize concepts. Taking my last tutorial for example, we spoke on the topic on institution
Ehh.. you mean Singapore Institution of Management yo?
And tutors here serve as a resource than a teacher. So I reckon I have to mug and read up alot. This is bad. I'm so not used to this. And I foresee a heap of essay writings coming my way.
Here's one which just rocked me off my chair.
Topic: Critically evaluate the theory that the moon is made of green cheese.
I'm like *#$^*@&#^*$ ?!
It would really help if I've taken General Paper back in Singapore. But still, all these years of blogging should amount to something! (I know Charlene is going to laugh at this! RAWR!)
Chilling out in the winter cold.
I finally sorted out my units yesterday after several days of running amok. I almost had to withdraw from my course because I couldn't enroll into my specified majors. It was excruciatingly distressing but I now have a greater reason to be glad and thankful.
If the bible says that everything happens for a reason, then this adversity
probably served to teach me to trust beyond what's visible or should i even say, hopeful. During those times, it felt like I was being discarded helplessly into some unfamiliar land with strangers I couldn't understand. Thankfully, I rely not on my own instincts otherwise I might just be awaiting my flight back to Singapore.
Here's the Bush Court where all the students chill out for a sunny treatment in the winter cold. I'm really starting to love the sun!
They say tomorrow's temperature will fall to 2 degrees Celsius. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
We just had a campus BBQ!
DIM SUM IN THE CITY
We went to the city this afternoon to catch some Dim Sum
at an oriental restaurant. And one of my friend insisted that I pay 2 bucks for a live strip tease which I politely and firmly declined. Hah. We also got together and cooked our first dinner. It was pretty fun bumming into each other's flat and meeting new people!