Haaaappy Eighth of March everybody! :D
hehe, I hope you all had a lovely February! For most of you I guess that means school or dreading the start of university - it's NEVER nice to have to go back to lectures and awkward icebreakers in tutorials after a blissful four months off D:
nevertheless, I LIKE to think that I made the most of my holiday HAHA. I spent a large portion of it just working, working, working - I am pretty sure I saw my students more than I saw my own brother LOL. However, I am not complaining, as most of the kids are pretty great and funny, and at the same time I get to make money which means I get to spend money on happiness i.e. food.
It's also been one year since I started tutoring (get ready for some sappy, meaningful slobber about how this has enriched my life). Apart from waking up for 8am starts on the weekend, and staying back until 9pm, teaching has so far been a pretty great experience. I have a whole lot more appreciation for my tutors/teachers now, seeing what they have to go through. I haven't exactly got some sort of teaching philosophy, but what I've learnt is that if the kid is having some fun in the lesson, whether they want to ask you advice or sing songs (whilst doing their work of course!), then don't be a dickhead about it and just let them be.
February 2014 was also the month where I fell in head over heels in love with Frozen. I went to Chatswood for the very first time with Amy, Stephen and Nicole, and then I gallivanted to the faraway pits of Minto to revel in its Disney goodness with the Son of Connor. Also, my heart flitted slightly, or it was undergoing cardiac arrest when I heard that Frozen won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. No words can comprehend my love and admiration for Idina Menzel (AHJDASDHJBANKKDSA).
February was also the month where my beloved girl, Danielle, would jet set off to Adelaide to pursue her dream course - dentistry! As proud as I was of her, I was cut when I heard that she would have to be 1400 kilometres away. Nonetheless, I am so so so so happy for her, as she has made the change that she has been hoping for for a looong time :) :) A LOT of us went out to Thainamic in Canley Vale for her farewell dinner, and it was a wonderful night, just chillen, catching up, and of course, taking photos with the dentist before she was to leave us :(
The night before Danielle had to go, the girls + Luke + Troy had a night out in Canley Vale (something about Canley Vale, eh? :P), where they had an ABSOLUTE FEAST at the bistro, and then Mariel and I joined them for dessert at V Lounge. Dessert was....oh my. We all shared taro creme brulee and a glob of brownie, ice cream and cream in a glass - w o w.
Amy, Stephen and I decided to hit Surry Hills one rainy Sunday afternoon, and upon our horror on finding that Chur Burger was closed and Reuben Hills packed to the brim, sought refuge in Bruschettaria 102 a couple of minutes up the road. I ordered a sandwich and a coffee, which was nice enough, but not really worth the money I spent (I think it was about $10 altogether?). Nonetheless, the staff were extremely friendly (one of the guys was v v v cute hohoho) and the decor of the cafe was so so cute and indie hehehe.
Mitchell, Michael, Jimmy and I made a trip to the c i t y, where we had lunch at a nice little ramen place near UTS, gelato/Cha Time at the new shopping centre that opened up, and spent some time rolling around UTS where Mitchell tour guided us. We saw his architecture portfolio of his work last year, and I was v v v v impressed ehhehehe.
The following day, I headed out to Sydney Westfields with Vivian and Aqua, to have one final feasting hurrah before Aqua would get deported to the Gold Coast. We headed into Max Brenner, where I tasted religion in the form of Fondue for Two and Tutti Frutti Waffles - it was a life altering experience. We then took Aqua to Daiso to pick up some last minute $2.80 supplies. I had a lovely day with these two baes hurhurhurhur.
Ivy ma habibs, ma Princess of Persia, also spent our Saturday afternoons after work eating around Burwood. So far, we went to a Viet restaurant and a Turkish one, where we just stuffed ourselves after ending a five hour shift, and talking about the kids LOOOOL. Ivy is gr8, and I don't feel so lonely when I'm at work because of her HEHEHE SO MUCH HOMO.
The final week of February meant going to uni to hand in and collect more exchange forms (WHOOP DE DOO YAY FOR PAPERWORK), collect my concession sticker, and chill bang with ma main gurl Maz-Malabanananana-str8-outta-Compton, where we sat on the Library Lawn and ate kebabs. Dis gurl b immaculate.
Ugh, so uni has started, WHOOP DE DOO. It's just three days a week; but then again, THAT'S THREE DAYS TOO MUCH LOL. I've also taken up a volunteering job at Liverpool Library where I help seniors use computers, and it's the cutest job ever HEHEOHEO because old people + technology is like putting a stapler on a hat. The hat has no idea what the fuck is going on because it's a hat.
SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. THANK FOR LISTEN TO MY STORY. GOOD BYE COMRADES.