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Settling into Sydney

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Well I've been in Sydney now 8 days and I'm starting to feel settled in. I got my apartment sorted on Pitt Street and am sharing with two guys - one of which I still haven't met yet and I 've been there for two days now! We keep missing one another - his name is V and he is from Vietnam, that's all I know lol. The other guy is Hikaru from Japan. Only 22 and here to study English - god love him it's quite broken but you can have a basic conversation so it's all good.

Been catching up with all the people I know from Ireland who are living here - was out with Frankie last Saturday but met up on Monday and went to the cinema to see Dinner for Schmucks - better than I expected, if only for the ventriloquist and animal medium who were completely rediculous. On Tuesday I met up with Aidan who is over seeing friends for two weeks - another long night out ended up in Scruffy Murphys again for the Ireland vs. Slovakia game! But I could barely keep my eyes open by half time so I had to go home. Just as well as it ended on the same score as when I left. I think Ireland are playing for 2nd place now, and will probably lose in the play-offs. Same old story!

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On Wednesday I met up with Angelica an ex of one of my mates and she brought me to Bondi Beach for dinner and a drink - had a really nice evening there catching up. Started the gym today which my apartment has on the ground floor - lets hope I can keep it up! Probably taking it easy tonight in the apartment and willl hopefully meet the illustrious V. Already I'm enjoying living with the Asians - they're very clean and rarely ever there. I just have to remember to take off my shoes everytime I come in the door. My landlord (who is very camp and reminds me of Edna from the Incredibles) almost had a seizure when I didn't do it initially!

Weather is finally starting to get a bit warmer here but it's still raining every couple of days - but it's not that heavy. I'm enjoying the cooler weather after Singapore as that was far too draining. Meeting the volunteer rep tomorrow at 2pm so fingers crossed they can give me something for 4 weeks.

Posted by mattld 09:56 Archived in Australia

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