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Weekend Adventures: Pacifika Festival

Saturday March 10th
It was another week of classes, gym, and lots of rain. I'm starting to really get into my schedule and I kinda love it. I know where to go and when I can go to the gym or just chill on the quad. I feel more at ease in the throng of people on campus as I find/discover my all my favorite "spots" around the place. I big group from Loyola went for a surfing weekend thru the travel agency. It was a little out of my price range and I know I can find somewhere else later to take on the adventure so I decided to book a different trip later (canyoning!!) so the rest of us were left t our own devices for the weekend.

One of the girls in my boat, Catherine, found a great opportunity for Saturday; every year there is a festival in Auckland to celebrate all the different pacific cultures and their bonds in one place. A bunch of us got together and headed to the park grounds via bus to check it out. As it is fall the weather was looking pretty grey and chilly but tha…

Weekend Adventures: Goat Island

I have to apologies for slacking big-time on my blogging lately! Assignments have started to come up and my usual blogging time has been dedicated to getting on top of that since I’ve been running around so much on the weekends. I think I’m going to start doing shorter, but more frequent posts so no details get lost in the wait. If you have any requests for a topic or question you want me to write about just let me know! So here I go!

Saturday (March 3rd) was a pretty low-key day. I had finally started feeling better from a cold; as some of you have noticed I’ve been struggling with that lately. But what can you do, right? Most of our plans (like the Guinea Pig Festival and French Food Market) fell through due to rain and lack of motivation. I decided to walk around campus and take some pictures between afternoon downpours. It was actually kind of fun, like I was playing a game with Mother Nature. Obviously she one. Later I worked through my to-do list and hung out with friends after t…

The Circus Begins: First Week of Uni

It is Friday! I made it through my first week of Uni relatively unscathed. But exhausted. It’s a rainy, grey day and I don’t feel great so I’ve resigned myself to try and be semi-productive since I don’t have class (WIN!) but don’t want to waste the day. I’m thinking a little homework, maybe get a jump on one of the assignments due next month for my English class (there are only a few in each class but they all end up being due at the same time), maybe go food shopping and then hit the gym? And of course fill you in on my week! I posted pictures of campus for you to explore too if you'd like.

My first class was Monday morning at 9am. Naturally I woke up WAY too early and was kind of just pacing around my room waiting for it to be time to leave. Well, that didn’t last long. I headed out and started walking. As I was leaving I bumped into another girl who was also headed to class. We left at the same time and it would have been just plain awkward if we ignored each other the entire t…

This Just Got Real (kinda): Orientation

My weekend trip north was amazing but exhausting. I feel adjusted to the time difference but this cold has been kicking my butt. This has been the start of Orientation week. I didn’t realize this but the majority of students living in my dorm are freshman. I couldn’t help but go into “Evergreen mode” a few times throughout the week. It’s habit by now I guess. A lot of the info ession have been difficult to sit through because they are mostly concerned with the things that freshman need to hear over and over again like alcohol safety and make sure you do your laundry and be safe in the city and the likes. Of course it’s always good to be reminded that we are in school and not on the most amazing vacation ever but the tedium made it hard to pay attention. Until…

The first mandatory abroad session was in a giant lecture hall in one of the business halls. Almost all of Huia walked over together but they would let us in. I had no idea what was going on but didn’t mind standing in the sun a…