I am one of the many German students studying abroad. I am one of the people who love travelling. I can't sit still, I always have to do stuff. I am curious, always chasing for stories. Stay here for a while and be part of my respaced world

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sydney Kids

I spotted some kids playing in Sydney...

I found this pretty fascinating, I observed how moms gave their iphones to their kids in order to give them something to play with. Have never seen this before. The kid on the second picture struck me most. I was sitting on a bench facing her/him (?), munching my sandwich, secretly using my phone to take a picture of her/him. About 2 Minutes later, a girl, in about the same age, joined the kid. 

The kid didn't even notice her and was totally focused at the game. The girl had stand next to the trolley for a while and then walked away.

well, I tried to find some statistics on that.. but I couldn't find any.

Have you experienced similar situations where you live?

I'm becoming an aunt soon, have to start thinking about kids. Don't know if I should tolerate or reject this kind of behaviour.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The creation of a home bubble

Even though I complained in my friday thoughts posting about the fact that I don't want to come back to my 'old' life in Sydney I have to admit: Routine is what gives my life a little bit of structure. The past two years I have been moving around a lot, in 2010 I had lived in 4 different places(or 5, if you want to consider my parent's house not only as a shelter/ hotel ;)). So, in order to avoid getting disoriented I kinda came up with some strategies.


1) I hang my pink net where I can put in a lot of stuff on my door. (Especially in non-furnished rooms it has been a great help. It's in his 6.th room now! A respaced piece of furniture which fits into every suitcase :)

2) Food: Have breakfast every morning. Find my local favorite food and eating habits (In the US I discovered oat meal, in Australia I got know crumpets), the right yoghurt brand, other cool new stuff at the grocery store. (I like spending an hour at the grocery store. Can be very fascinating!)

3) Find nice spots where I can go running. Get to know my surrounding

4) Buy a stuffed animal. I know this is embarrassing. i'm not over puberty yet.

5) Find a good place where I can get cheap coffee.

ok, i could go on like this forever. kinda boring. Even though I live in Sydney, my life is not a 24 hours travel experience (some peope seem to think like that).

I made friends with two travellers at a hostel during my easter break. They are going to visit Sydney soon. We spoke about hanging out together and that I (and my roomie) would then show them around the city.

I got a bit nervoes - I live and study in Sydney, but do I know so much about it? I know coffe spots/grocery stores/bakeries around the area I live (but who cares about ANNENDALE?), and around uni, I have done some exploring of tourist spots in sydney (but they can also read about this in the tourist guide)... What could I show to them?

Studying abroad is sometimes tricky, you live here but sometimes you just don't come out of your 'home bubble', or rather: You have to force yourself to stay inside, because this DAMN assignment doesn't get done by going to the opera house.

but yeah.. it's cool being an international student. Sometimes I am actually able to do cool stuff :)

Haymarket, the place where I do my weekly sunday fruit and veggie bargain shopping
my respaced pink door net


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