Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dont go anywhere! I'm almost back

Hello Hello! Long time no see! After more than 2 weeks of hiding I am back to blogging… Hopefully you still remember me..

So what have I been doing in London for the last two weeks? Well most of my spare time has been occupied by looking at and looking for flats. I can honestly say that this is my new hobby. I have seen dozens of flats over the last two weeks… Some were small flats. Some were dirty flats. And there were the small and dirty flats. Nice flats with weird flatmates. Weird flats with nice flatmates. So here I am at an internet cafe.. still homeless but with a light at the end of the tunnel.. but enough about my living situation… 

This post is about friends.. You see when you are in a new country and constantly meeting new and exciting people… you also get to realise how much you love you friends. Let me explain. I'm sure most of you have experienced this. The single biggest most important thing i will miss about Sydney is my friendship group. Over the last hundred years that we have known each other for we have developed not only personal jokes but also phrases and words which have somehow found their way into our vocabulary. The former mostly comes from movies involving Will Ferrell or Ben Stiller or both.. The latter were in most cases made up by friends, probably in a state of extreme intoxication. I will not go through them all as you might think I am a little strange but just to illustrate the point… one of the more commonly used made up terms is "awkweirdity" (an extremely awkward, uncomfortable and may be a little weird situation which lasts longer that you would've liked it to). So now you know. Over the last two weeks I have experienced the urge to use these jokes and words in a number of social situations (mostly at a pub) only to realise that no one will understand what the hell I am carrying on about.   

I should be back up and running in about a week or so.. no photos until then I'm afraid... Here is a little one from Haslemere where I went last weekend for the Gold Cup Polo finals I must say the English countryside is just as I always imagined it! Beautiful!


Bárbara said...

nice to see you again Liya!! hope you find a flat soon :)
I agree you always miss your friends. All of mine have moved and now I feel so lonely here :( damn!

nice pics by the way!!

p.s. i just changed the name because i found this one more pretty :)


Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Polo! I know what you mean about friends, we have shorthand and inside jokes, and it just makes you feel so, well, a part of and loved! Thank you for your comment on my post today, I really would like to try photography, thank you for encouragement! XO!

Biana said...

Hope you get settled in very soon there. And I know exactly what you mean. I Hope you make lots of new friends. Good to see you posting again. xxx

p.s. For those nature shots I used à Sigma APO 70-300 DG Macro. It's not true 1:1 macro, though. It's 1:2 macro. I got it as a birthday present last saturday and was testing its macro ability.

the nyanzi report said...

Good to have you back online.

Now that you are house hunting, may I suggest Shoreditch and Brick Lane area. If not widen your search to include Whitechapel and Bethnal Green.

You'll love it with all the cool people there but I must warn you though, the rents are astronomical as you can imagine.

It's near the financial district on side and the art/fashion designer studio district on the other. In the end it's all worth it once you get to live it. The night life is insane with Hoxton a stone's throw away. Did I mention the warehouse parties?

The Polo looks good.

Shinya said...

The bottom photo is amazing! Happy house hunting!