Its almost a month since I've come to Melbourne. And a day and a month since I left Lanka. So far, I'm not complaining :)
So anyway the first thing people here say when I say my name - my surname - that is - "Can you hear the drums?"
At first I was like "Huh?" with this extremely confused look on my face, by which time they would explain about this. :D Of course silly me.
One of the best things about Melbourne is that its so multi cultural. Frankly I think everyone should come to Melbourne - at least for a few days! - just for that multi cultural experience. Some people could really learn a thing or two on tolerance and ethnic diversity.
Oh and the moon looks weird here. Bigger. I don't know why that is. Hmm
The worst thing is the weather. Being autumn, its getting very windy and cold. Even though 14 C is not supposed to be that cold - somehow it is. Only good thing about it is that I treated myself to new (and my first!) boots :D
I have used all three (tram,bus,train) methods of public transport now :) and its quite convenient when compared to the Lankan system. For instance, you can log on to their website and plan your journey online by giving details of your destination and where you're starting from.
People kept trying to give me free Footy tickets to MCG and I keep saying no :) Apparently La Trobe uni's giving away 10,000 tickets to International students. Haha they're all Footy mad here - even babies are dressed in team colours!
As for my work - well its early days yet and apparently the first year of PhD is called the 'honeymoon year' Hehe. Reading reading and more reading is what I'm doing mostly.
Which reminds me...should probably get back to that utterly incomprehensible journal paper...Ahh the joys of research :)