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Lucky #13?

I’m done with Week 12 of my 13 weeks of classes here at Sydney Uni. After Halloween weekend (which, by the way, is only half-heartedly celebrated in this country – I’ll get to this later) “exam period” ensues. And, let’s be honest, my three weeks of exams are pretty much a joke. I have two …

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SBXtreme

I want to try to keep this short. Spring break was glorious. Unfortunately, I found Brisbane to be incredibly boring. It had a more laid-back vibe than Sydney, but it felt more like “Generic-ville, USA” than Australia’s third largest city (the first being Sydney and second being Melbourne, of course). Brisbane was industrial and commercial, …

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Chaos before Cairns

Thursday night we played drinking games at Shrey’s. Perhaps you will be unsurprised to learn that most drinking games and their red solo cup counterparts are decidedly American inventions. I think [Italian] Rebecca and [Aussie] Tim enjoyed their first Circle of Death experience. Everyone was quite tickled by Richard’s continuous shoe compliments – “Those are …

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Ceramic at the Disco

I’m aware that my recent posting of photos on facebook is a lame (lazy?) justification (excuse?) for not writing about the past couple of weekends and instead devoting this entire post to ceramics, but… Yesterday I went to a ceramics art gallery in Newtown on assignment. I was to choose a featured artist, take photos …

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Dedicated to Daveo

Happy Australian Father’s Day, Daveo! Another recent milestone and honorary holiday was the first official day of Spring. Not that it was even that cold to begin with, but things are certainly warming up. Today is sunny, breezy, and 70 degrees F. Air conditioning notwithstanding, people instead swing open their doors and windows, bringing the …

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Indecision 2010

As of press time, Australia still doesn’t have a prime minister. Consult  http://doesaustraliahaveagovernmentyet.com (credit to Jordan) for a current update on the matter. Even though there hasn’t been a standoff like this in a long time (70 years?), nonchalance pervades the citizens of Oz. If we, the Americans, still didn’t have a president a week …

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VOTE OR DIE

Today is election day. It’s the incumbent Labor Party v the opposing Liberal Party. I’ve tried to muster some sort of interest in the parties’ platforms – in the differences between the two candidates – but have been too preoccupied with school and friends to care. Every now and then I catch a commercial on …

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Today is Laundry Day…

…and I hate laundry day because it means I have decide between taking my wet clothes to the laundromatte for a $6 dry cycle or hanging them on the clotheslines outside. I just want to personally apologize to all of my devoted readers (read: my mom) for being so lazy about updating the blog. But, …

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