About a week has past, and being in Melbourne has made me felt so free of my troubles I have back in my homeland. For once, I felt like a boarding school student ( I always wondered how it felt like to feel this way, studying abroad away from everyone ). I was never the homesick kind of girl. But, i really do miss my little sister and my climbing team. They pump me up with their fun and energetic jokes and motivation.
Well, for school, It has been a pretty smooth week, I liked the Forensics class best. Since I aspire to be a forensic scientist, this was a stepping stone. but, today’s lesson was about Fingerprints. Being the determined, high achiever me, I already read up on this a while back so, it was not news to me. I did get some new knowledge about this topic though. I did not feel sleepy in class today (Or maybe cause its TGIF). A great learning experience so far. Its only week 1 and I’m dreading to go back to Singapore. I love it here (despite the cold weather), I’m too much of an adventurer to be able to just sit down in a corner or stay in the same country for so long. I just don’t want to go back to my mundane existent world where all my troubles and problems fail to give me a gawddamn break.
Living in the same apartment with 3 other girls from the same course as me ( all school selected to go for this Melbourne Exchange Student Trip) is a bunch of fun. We go grocery shopping, I cook dinner every night while they clear up or prep the ingredients, making plans to explore Melbourne a bit more cause we are suppose to have an educational fun after all, right? Our first weekend, We decided to go to Melbourne Central to have a look and shop. I found a climbing gym and decided to have climb so i don’t lose my techniques and strength. I never tried an auto belay before on top rope but it seemed like it was as good as having a belayer. Even though there were minimum routes for me to try out, i had a great time climbing. The routes weren’t that easy, to be honest. All the kinds of tiles i had no chance to try, was all on the wall today. It was really mind boggling when I could not figure my way up and keep dropping down 😦 Frustrating in fact, I never liked to leave without finishing my climbs.
I guess I’m really too petite and not tall enough or I need more power training. I managed to get halfway through a 21 though. Pretty happy about that. So, since I had my fair share of climbing, Sunday we went to Victoria market. When we reached there, I was so amazed by the size of it. It was huge. Its similar to Singapore’s Bugis Street but much more interesting. I got several souvenirs for my family and friend but none for myself yet. I was happy about my buys and I really do need to get something for myself (besides the memories I’ll bring back with me). I’m gonna have to treasure and enjoy every moment I have left here. But the only thing I’m not gonna bring back is the cold (I’m whining, Its my first Winter with no snow.) Argh.