I've lived in Australia for three weeks! Well, not quite yet, but come Thursday assuming I don't die or get deported, the aforementioned will be true.
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on how I'm doing - pretty awesome as it stands right now.
I made some immediate friends when I arrived here, and sort of became part of a group of friends - which is a really cool thing to happen in a week. After three weeks, I'm feeling a lot more comfortable with the friendships I've made, and it's allowing me to get more settled in and used to the country. I unfortunately have still yet to explore the city.
I've finished my first week of Uni here, and have just started my second one - I'm liking all my classes so far.
Pathology is a snooze fest, as I expected it to be, but that's just because we are going over some histopathology - in a bit we'll get into the fun stuff, like multi-organ system failure.
Immunology is really interesting. There are only 3 people in the class, I'm one of them. I've had 3 lectures on it so far, and I've got to say, if things keep up the way they do - Immunological medicine might be a new path for me. It's probably one of the most interesting sciences I've come across to to-date.
Psychology is damn-well interesting; even though I haven't been to a lecture yet. Don't get me wrong, I go to all my tutorials, I just missed the first lecture, and chose not to go to the second... You may ask why, considering I'm paying for them... Well let me tell you! Curtin has this online lecture automatic recording thing, which records every lecture, the video/audio of the prof, and a video of the screen - which you can access and watch at any time, from any computer - incredibly cool. The idea of having the personalized lecture for myself, and being able to stop and take notes when I need to is far superior than what I'm used to.
Performance studies is going to be interesting. The people are incredibly friendly (as usually all arts people are) and we have to create an original piece of site-specific theatre, much in the style of improv everywhere - which I think is going to be crazy-fun. I've got to write a few essays along the way, but you've got to roll with the punches.
I haven't been keeping up with my homework yet, because I'm still finding the groove, but I have been hanging out with people. Today I kicked a footy around - very poorly, but at least I can say that I've done it. I've joined a couple clubs "joined" being a loose word, as I haven't paid for membership yet, but will soon.
Still looking into travelling this summer around aus, maybe instead of working. I've attached a picture of some antics.
Also, I think I want dreadlocks; more on that later.