Can't believe how fast time flies... feels like it was just yesterday that I flew over to Sydney and started my days at Sonoma. But now I'm back in Melbourne... and within days I'd be flying over to Indo.
I realized, over and over again, that I should be updating this blog more frequently... it's just that it always takes me a while to actually blog (writing and editing pictures). And often time, I rather be going out or planning out where to go next. Either that or I just don't have internet connection when I feel like writing. But today is one of those days when I don't feel like going out because the weather is looking quite gloomy and cold out there...
So what's the verdict??? I still dunno what I want to do with my life or where I want to live. All I know is I love, love, love Sydney. It's a metropolitan surrounded by beaches. How cool is that? You get to experience living in a big city, but at the same time, the white sandy beaches are only minutes away. I wish I had more time to spend in Sydney, but I have to leave for now. So many nice memories I'm taking with me :). I love the people I worked with, eventho often time I'm finding myself thinking "why the heck am I not understanding what they're saying???" I figured out that OZs don't roll their "r", so words like "butter" becomes "buttah", "better" becomes "bettah"... so "everything is always bettah with buttah" hahahaha :-p. They also use words not commonly used is the US such as "heaps", "darling" and "bloody".
I loved seeing the similarity and differences between OZs and US cultures. Learned a few little tricks here and there and found one in particular to be my favorite, a trick of devouring a timtam bar... and there's actually a name for it according to wikipedia, the tim tam slam :).
What you need to perform this spectacular act is a cup of hot beverage of your choice (can be coffee, latte, tea, or whatever you want) and some Tim Tam bars (one is simply not enough).
First, you bite the corners of your tim tam bar.
Then, as if you're using a straw, slightly submerge one end of the bitten corner in your hot beverage, and suck thru the other end. The hot beverage will seep thru the biscuit and the chocolate center will slowly start to melt.
You have like a few second to devour the yummy goodness before the whole thing start to crumble and if you don't do it fast enough, you'll end up with messy fingers and face ;-).
it's there, and now it's gone! voila!
Ahh the tricks you learned from traveling.... hahahaha
I can't get over Sydney's beautiful beaches too... so even though I have to leave this time around, I will definitely come back again! There's still so much to see and do... so farewell for now and see you again soon!
*my OZ's snack pack, made by lovely Winnie @ Sonoma