Tuesday, January 9, 2007

The Elephant & Wheelbarrow

Wow....Today is my first that I have my own blog. I first creat this blog at the Resources Center in my English school - Holmes Colleges... Very exciting ah?

Today is also my first day to school. Lishan take me to school at 8.10 am. by tram no. 96 and found that the school orientation will begin at 9.00 am. haha...so I have to wait for a little while.

In the orientation, there are many students come from South Korea, Switzerland, and India. Almost Koreans are highschool students and the most students in General English are Swiss. I have one of Swiss friends - Sarah, 37 years old - is very nice. She sat near me so we had a short conversation; actually she is the first that I talked with in the school.

In the mean time, I meet a girl from Japan - Ayako, she said she is the only Japanese in this school ....I know...unbelieveable ,right? Ayako is a cute japanese girl (of course, like other japanese girls). She lives with the host family that hosts 4 students (most are chinese) in their house.

It sounds strange if there aren't any Thai, doesn't it? But I met 2 Thai guys - Pong and Toey - both are 22 years old (-_-" you know what I think, right?)

By the way, I learnt from the orientation that if you have a student visa you are required by immigration to complete 5 hours each week of Self-study activities. So I have to check it up what I have to do.

Actually there is no class today, we just come and take a placement test to see what is our level, what class are suitable for us. That includes papertest and such a quick interview test.

A Big Chicken Club Sandwich (I made it a little messy...)

Ayako and I (trying to finish a sandwich -_-")

After finished the interview, we (all the new students) went to have lunch at The Elephant & Wheelbarrow ( A Traditional British Pub) near the school. Ayako and I share a big Club sandwich - Chicken, bacon and lettuces on the toast (AUD 15,60). A chicken is a bit dry, same as toast. Everyone drink beers but I ( a good girl, right ^ ^) ... Maybe it looks very weird, so one swiss guy buy one for me :P I have to drink it, haven't I? 555. Anyway I had only "3" sips otherwise I can't go home.

A guy who bought me a beer ^ ^

My dinner today is sponsored by Cindy ^^. She cooks a chicken corn soup. Cindy said it is a half Asian-style and half Western-style soup (actually I think it is Cindy's style 55). She put chicken, imitated crap and canned corn in the pot. After it boiled, just beat eggs and poured in the pot. It looks like a soup in the Chinese restaurant and the taste is good as well.

The Elephant & Wheelbarrow

94-96 Bourke Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


Tel: (03) 9639 8444


THITIBHADA [AG/5410] said...

just say hi ja, i like corn soup as well.

Akiza said...

Jealous U!!!!
=[]=" i wanna go abroad too!!!

Hungry Hamster said...

P' Ja! waiting for you to come back and update this blog again na ka :) thanks for dropping by my blog.

piggyhooooo said...

hey JA!! haha..i miss cindy's cooking so muchhhhh after reading your blog!!! come back here and update this blog.. !! haha..i can't read thai =(

ur ex housemate

sourducky said...

she is part of da reason y i'm gettin fat,,,,,(hate u jaja) :P