01 March 2012

Mother Dearest

To thank my mom for supporting me in everything I do (more specifically my decision to study in Sydney) I made her, her very own fashion book of outfits to use as a guide when dressing up. Previously shown (here) I used the clothes she already had and put together a ton of outfits, complete with shoes, a handbag, and accessories. I didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted to on decorating and presenting it but she absolutely loved it anyways! She left for the States earlier this week and I miss her terribly, what can I say? She's my best friend. I've enjoyed everyday with her here in Sydney; I'm so blessed and thankful we were able to explore the beautiful city together, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Love you mommy!

Oh yes, and happy March! Geez this year is going by fast already!!

24 February 2012

Tourist Time

Everyday I've been up and out exploring the beautiful city of Sydney, basically doing what any tourist would. Above is a small collection of places I've been to like the Rocks, the Zoo, Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, Three Sisters, Bondi Beach, Hillsong Church, and my new Uni. Unfortunately, I've forgotten my camera several times so many of the places I've visited are missing. I'm falling in love with this great city; beautiful places to see, food to eat, and many beaches to relax in. If God keeps me here after grad school, I won't be opposed of it at all.

A couple of things I'm looking forward to is my family BBQ tomorrow, getting plugged at Hillsong City Church this Sunday, giving my mom here gift (here), and school commences on Monday (I've never been more excited for school, can't wait to make new friends)! On the contrary, my mom leaves me on Monday WHAAA, but she'll be back soon :)

To my family and friends back home, I bought heaps of postcards my first week here but only wrote on one so far... sorry!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

15 February 2012

Aussie talk

[Bondi via Instagram]

After being in Australia for a few days already, I'm learning more and more about the Australian culture and falling more and more in love with it all. I've slowly picked up on how they speak and what words they use, below are a few words I've compiled: (aussie term first, then american)

arvo - afternoon
capsicum - bell pepper (my favorite, but I hardly use it)
fortnight - two weeks
inquiries - questions
lift - elevator
prawns - shrimp
queue - line of people
rubbish - trash/garbage
serviette - napkin
take away- take out/to go
trolley - shopping cart
uni - university
ute - pickup truck

This list will continue to grow as I add all these terms into my vocabulary. One thing is forsure, I can't get enough of the Australian accent!!