Finally, good lord, I never thought this moment would get here, but I am done exams. Not having a full break for summer was pretty difficult - I wasn't ready to go back to school, so this 2 month traveling break should be really good for me!
I had my last exam on Monday - my immunology final. It was pretty difficult, but at the end I was just glad to be done with it. I enjoy the content, but it's difficult to memorize every single detail, and the difference between CD4, CD8, CD28, CD25, CD80, CD86, CD3, CD16, and yes, I do know exactly what all of those do :S
This past weekend, we did quite a few things. On Friday night, despite not being done exams, and needing to study a lot, I decided to go out for halloween. We had tickets to a club, and it was Jennifer's last night out, so we decided to make it count.
I had decided to be a doctor (since I had the scrubs and lab coat) and Rachael had decided to be some sort of cat (from Mean girls). We got ready, but decided we weren't scary enough, so we dropped by IGA and picked up some cornstarch and food colouring, and proceded to make a huge mess of fake blood all up on ourselves (my lab coat is now ruined).
The cabs came far too early, so there was a lot of binge drinking... Now, I'm not normally a fan of binge drinking, I mean, I don't even drink regularly maybe like, once every 2 months... But a bottle of beer at an Australian bar or night club, will cost you about 9 dollars, so this is something we had to do.
Anyways, we got to the club, and it was a lot of fun. Our cab driver gave us a tour of the city as we drove around, while the girls snuck a bottle of wine in the back (funniest image ever). We get there, we dance, we speak sign language (BSL) and then basically decide to go home, listening to some cool tunes all along the way. Oh, and we ran through the sprinklers at the end.
The next day we didn't do much of anything. Jennifer and I made some awesome friendship bracelets (mine is the colours of the Swedish flag). But we decided the next day to check out the Caversham Wildlife Park in the north of Perth.
Good bloody lord it was a journey to get there. We missed our first bus and train, so we decided to catch another bus into the city. We got off in a random spot, and walked to Perth-Wellington train station, only to find out that the Midland line wasn't running today (which makes no sense). We ended up getting replacement busses (and it was a bendy bus, so I was excited) and we started heading to our next bus stop.
About halfway through, it just started pouring, but no website said anything about rain - they were all 0% chance of precipitation... >:( Anyways, we get to the bus stop, and find out that we missed the last bus by 3 minutes, so we now have to wait an hour... So we kill the time by trying to lure Jess into a lift, and eventually just picking her up and carrying her in - go teamwork. Long story short, bus comes, and we get there.
When we first arrive, we're greeted by some dude who offers to take us on a bus tour of the park - seemed kind of dodgy, but was actually really nice. Drove us through Whitman Park (10 times the size of King's Park... and King's is huge) and drops us off at the wildlife park.
The flies were awful. All up on your face and everything, I was ready to kill every insect in the world.
Anyways, of course, the first thing we did was the meet the kangaroo exhibit, where I got to lie down in a hole and chill with some roos, which was awesome, but also terrifying, since they have claws that can destroy you. We got to feed them, and they ate out of our hands, and basically it was just really awesome.
After that, we accidentally wandered into some bird sanctuary, and as soon as we got in there, we were greeted by an incredibly territorial bird, which was hissing and yelling at us. You best believe we tried to get Jennifer (who has a debilitating fear of birds) into that cage.
We then checked out the farm area, and saw every animal that we have in Canada, in Australia. We saw some Koalas, Dingos, and basically every other form of Australia wildlife, and it was pretty cool all in all.
This guy right here, new best friends for life.