Wednesday, 19 August 2015

It's a new dawn, a new day, a new life...

Hello procrastination and the song "Feeling Good". This was my most recent view at university:

Walking down the main walkway.
I won't be seeing it until tomorrow since today's my day off. If I want to get my assignments done and go to Bondi Beach this Friday, I sure as hell should start reading. At the moment it's 11 o'clock, I woke up an hour ago (so much for trying to wake early and putting my alarm clock at 7:30). To be fair, I was babysitting my laptop throughout the night, hoping it would not crash since I was doing an 8-hour render on Maxwell for my CAD assignment.

So what's up today? I bet you think I'm gonna scatter all hashtags around on Instagram, expecting me to have the most adventurous day-trip of my life around Sydney. *cricket cricket* Nah, if you know me I'd probably be listening to music in bed. Today I'll try to do my readings and watch the computing lecture I missed on Monday due to a basic woodworking workshop. My life sounds awesome.

It's a new dawn, a new day, but not so much a new life. Basically I've been trying to focus on my schoolwork since I've chosen more labour-intensive courses than I expected, despite going to uni thrice a week. Yesterday I was having coffee with my cultural mentor at UNSW. (Hah! Me? Coffee?Nah, hot chocolate.) She's about to graduate soon, so she's trying to find a job. To make a long story short: employers are ruthless in rejection if you only present them a piece of graduation paper.

Too many people are attending university these days, it's hardly anything special. The same featherless peacocks enter society year after year. So, how do we get ourselves our beautiful feathers? Spread out. Explore. Experience. Most people will have done some voluntary work or something else that's similar (*cough cough*, not me). I guess you could say that I'm doing an exchange program, which is something special. I'm too busy here, though, there's too much I want to do!

Inside Sydney:
  • Go to Newtown again
  • Bondi to Coogee beach walk (due Friday)
  • Go to the Blue Mountains again
  • Graphiti-spotting
  • PoetrySlam-spotting 
  • Attend as many local events as I can (random festivals)
Outside Sydney:
  • Melbourne
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Tasmania
  • Brisbane
  • (New Zealand)
  • Be part of societies 
  • Take advantage of the many workshops here
  • Write more (blog and poetry)
  • Draw more (digitally and traditonally)
  • Finish the books I've brought 
  • Become confident with Illustrator
  • Find a job (my wallet would love that)
It's already my fourth week at UNSW, 5th week in Sydney. I've seen many places already but haven't had the time to truly let them sink into my memory. I wonder what will become of my plan to find a job. At the moment I have four days off a week, of which Wednesdays are always reserved for homework due Thursday. Three more days left, of which one can easily be spent on something fun. That's why I will do the Bondi to Coogee beach walk on Friday. 2 free days left, should I risk one of it to find a job? I probably should if I still plan to go to New Zealand... Aye, the struggles of being a poor-ass perfectionist student.

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