Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My 3rd Day in Adelaide

Wanna know what happened to me on my 3rd day of arrival? Do read on! The following entry will be one of the backdated posts I've typed out on Microsoft Words during my free time. It serves as a diary:

p.s. No photographs attached.


08 Feb 2010 2055hr Adelaide time

Almost 9.00pm and now only the sky got dark, 10 minutes ago it was like 7.30pm in Malaysia. And here I am, sitting in my room, facing my Clarence (my laptop) while typing this. Having 2 breads (one with tuna another with peanut butter) and a fried egg. I don’t know what to eat and just for your information, this is only my second meal! I had breakfast though, just a piece of bread with peanut butter and I skipped lunch due to some reason. Was exploring the city just to search for ANZ Bank’s headquarter, finally found it on King William Street and managed to apply for an account.

Bah~ The weather today is darn freaking hot! I assume it’s hotter than the day before, even now at night, my room is still so freaking warm!!! Damn, I hated summer! Ouch! Getting gastric I supposed, let me chew on something first.. *munch munch munch* Well that’s better!

I promised myself not to cry as I asked for such a life. But when I was eating on my balcony (yes, I chose the room with balcony), I felt so pitiful! So sad~ Arrgghh! Okay, let’s talk about something else.. the only bad thing to live in a room with balcony, to me, is it keeps me thinking that someone might have just climb up and walk into my room. I am quite paranoid in this issue, since I am staying in a three stories tall building, climbing up is quite possible!

What have I done today? Well, went to the University this morning thinking that I can sort out my courses and stuff but failed because the person in charge was not available till 1600hr and so both me and SueMay headed to the bus stop thinking of going to the city to search for the bank. Realizing Bank SA is just around the corner, SueMay decided to stay back while I went to the city alone.

Bumped into Ethel (a Canadian transfer student) in the bus and had a short chatting session till she reaches her stop while me, dropped off a few stops after hers and started my journey to hunt for ANZ Bank headquarter.

After got my bank account, I went back to Rundle Mall trying to get my phone number only realizing SueMay was already there. Since there are so many people in the shop, I’ve decided to drop by tomorrow as we had an appointment to catch. Headed to FoodLand, a mini market to get some stuff before heading home and finally got to meet up with the program support officer (PSO).

Alright. I don’t feel like carry on complaining or mumbling around anymore, I promised myself that I gonna take lunch tomorrow! Get myself some vegetable from FoodLand and cook myself some dinner!

So far, I have still don’t have an Australian number, no Internet access, haven’t been taking fastfood (i.e. Hungry Jacks, McDonalds, KFC,…), am getting darker, not a single drip of rain, and I enjoy walking in the city ALONE!

p.s. Who said it’s easy to bump into friends in the city of Adelaide? I bumped into no one today. Anyways, I guess it’s gonna rain soon, hopefully!

2 inner voice(s):

-hanz- said...

I am the one who told you it's easy to bump into friends. LOL. Hello, it's SUMMER and almost everyone has gone back to theri respective hometown. Of course not easy lah!

Go and sign up the iPhone la, hehe. 3 or Optus. Cook something please, every Monday or Thursday the supermarkets will have something cheaper geh. Try Coles or Woolsworth (we call Wollies) :)

Take care! Don't cry! Think again the reason you wanted to study abroad. Tell yourself that you'll be missing Adelaide when you're back to Malaysia then you'll feel alright :)

Joanne said...

Jason dear, don't makes me misses you more when you said "i promised myself not to cry as i asked for such a life".

I do like balcony actually~Well, i just realized it last Saturday when i was all alone in my bro's house. Everyone was sleeping and no one was there to talk to me. I just can't get sleep and there i was, in the balcony. Watching the bright moon and stars~Then only i knew i've been missing out so much fun in life while busy for everything. The moon and stars were really beautiful that night...and i watched them while talking on the phone with my friend for 2 hours.

Well now you had your phone number there, can always msg me whenever you feel like missing me. :) I'll be right here waiting for you...always