TIL NEXT TIME NZ.
I’m about to leave Dunedin. I’m about to go to Uniflats and repack my bags full of souvenirs. My flight leaves in 3.5 hrs. I’m hoping to wander the gardens one last time before getting the shuttle bus. I’ve been staying with a friend’s family my last night here and it has been great. Lovely homemade meals and a bed with an electric blanket, in a beautiful 100+ year...
NO LONGER A JUNIOR!
I’m officially DONE with finals… YES! However, now i cannot postpone packing… and so it has begun the deconstruction of my room, which has taken me so long to decorate.
said goodbye to Narinda (our kiwihost) this morning, 1 final to go, a lot of packing that I’ve been avoiding in denial of leaving, studying, a double cone at Rob Roys to consume, farewell dinners, Quarantine Island work weekend, goodbyes and souvenir shopping all within this time.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD!
It is not Father’s Day in NZ so I almost forgot that it was Father’s Day! But luckily I remembered so here is a picture from June 2011 before I headed off. SEE you guys soon!
There is a lot of sushi in NZ as well as the wonderful RICE BALL. It is just a ball of rice best with chicken and avocado inside and is only $3.50. Savoury Japan on George St. is also the place in Dunedin to go because they make the biggest and best ones! Enjoying a rice ball with Cecilia from Sweden.
Realized today, at my last class, that the jolly man I laugh with each week at Laughter Yoga is the famous “Evandale’s Cheese Man” (or that is at least what I refer to him as) from the farmers market! How have I not put two and two together until today… its only been 11 months… You cannot pass the Evansdale cheese stall and NOT buy cheese if he is giving out samples!
I LEAVE NZ IN TWO WEEKS.
1 final down, 3 to go, + packing, goodbyes, and a load of other things to do within that time.
One More Month.
Good gosh, where is the time going? This last month will fly as well. I’m off tramping the Copland Track this weekend, have 3 days of class then off to the North Island. I will be taking the GMAT and the traveling up to Rotorua, when I return I have a week and a half of finals, packing, and then 4 lasts days on “winter break,” and then home. HOME. There is still so much I want...
You can leave leftovers on the kitchen counter and...
underwater hockey! huh?
Before leaving the States I remember stumbling upon underwater hockey at the Moana Pool website when I was searching for places to swim in Dunedin. Ever since then I have been intrigued by the sport and pondered the question, “how can one possibly play hockey under water?” Well, after 11 months I’m glad to say, I DID IT! boy what a sport. The club team in Dunedin practices...
HOLY COW- today my sister is graduating from Denison University. Congrats on graduating Vic, wish I could be to cheer and clap, but know that I’m there in spirit! The last time I saw my sister was 12 months ago when we parted ways in Switzerland (where this picture was taken). I’m looking forward to when we shall meet again 8)
kiwi vocabulary 3.0
kfry - KFC in the nutty - naked half 5 - 5:30 where is Wally? - where is Waldo? scrogen- trail mix courgette- zucchini capiscum- peppers heaps - a lot bacon - ham streaky bacon - normal american bacon sunny Gs - sunglasses Dunners - Dunedin buggie or tram - stroller on special - on sale backpackers - hostel lost property - lost and found rock melon - cantaloupe mellon having a...
Read this newspaper article about the game POSSUM, a favorite amongst Otago Student. and just to clarify no I haven’t played and no I’m not planning on playing either.
Happy May Day !
So apparently is it the first of May today… I think in Dunedin it is the first day of winter. It was about 40 deg today, cloudy, raining, windy (aka typical Dunedin winter weather). With no warning at all the lovely autumn weather turned into disgusting wet winter weather, sad. With any luck this will pass and King Winter will not win the the battle quite yet… if he could just hold out...
I leave NZ in 2 months... right now I think I will...
singing in the dark
This weekend from 9-4 on both Saturday and Sunday I had Kapa Haka (Maori Performing Arts) practice. It was a very long two days of revising old songs, learning new songs, and learning the actions to the songs as well. Half of the time we were sitting in the windowless, pitch-black classroom repeating after the teacher foreign maori words, that after 2 hours just sound like a lot of random letters...