Sunnies = sunglasses. Represent Silhouette/Adidas!!! haha
Thongs = flip flops
Today was absolutely gorgeous out. I went to South Bank which sits on the Yarra River in Melbourne with my friend Darcy. It is my absolute favorite view of the city. The actual water looks like the Genesee river in Rochester, though. He mentioned this coffee thing that I [of course] just had to try! It's called an affagato (sounds like avocado, right?). It's a scoop of ice cream and a shot of expresso. Quite possibly the most amazing thing to ever hit my taste buds. I'm not exaggerating in the least bit. Melbournians hold true to the word in my travel guides that they pride themselves on their coffee. Every cup I have gets better I swear! AND there's a phenomenal place on campus with delicious java. When I order I get a skinny flat white which is just coffee with skim milk and it's delicious!!! Wow. I just realized I talked a good bit about coffee there hehe. He was feeling peckish so we got some food and affagato followed by gelato...mmmm. Such a fun day as we made fun of each other's inability to pronounce words or just using funny words altogether (he's an Aussie).
So a bit of an update...Yesterday we had a study abroad/exchange student briefing where we got more info and figured out which college we are in. I'm in the Arts college which is apparently where psych and all that jazz are. Then, my friend Chelsea and I went job hunting on Lygon St. Lygon St is this famously Italian street with all sorts of great cafes, restaurants, and shops. It's in Carlton, about a 15 min walk from my apartment. We then came back and went for a walk to the Vic Market (one of my favorite places). AND get this - I may be getting a job in a chocolate shop in the market!!!! I'm so excited. That's like heaven on earth! Yay! I'm getting a bit over eager about it, but it's exciting!
Becs and I just made that chickpea tamarind salad that Aunt Laurie made this summer at camp. We jazzed it up a bit and it was soooo delicious! I love cooking me own food. I don't think I can ever live in a dorm again! Anyway we are off to the video store to get this very Aussie movie for us to watch.