Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Orbweavers

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A very Melbournian band, really sweet melodies and nice lyrics. I enjoyed the launch of their cd "Loom" today at the Northcote Social Club, particularly the stories behind each song. Their songs are environmentally and locally focused. The only annoying thing was this guy behind us that seemed to think that everything that crossed his mind was worth commenting.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Green

I have been a bit lazy lately. I guess I deserve it. The fact is that I have been busy applying for jobs (it takes forever) and organising my portfolio. In addition I have been preparing lessons for my teaching rounds, so really now that I think about it I haven't really been that lazy. I simply felt uninspired to blog.

Estuve un poquito vaga ultimamente. Supongo que me lo merezco. La verdad es que estuve muy ocupada postulando por trabajos (que lleva muchisimo tiempo) y organizando mi portfolio. Tambien estuve preparando lecciones para mis practicas, asique en realidad no es que estoy vaga para escribir, Me parece que simplemente estoy sin inspiracion para blogear.

I guess a lot of things are going through my mind at the moment. The fact that no matter how much you think you know people, or how much of your heart you leave in a place, people still disappoint you and let you down. I think it is a sad reality and I must learn to leave with it, without tears. I have enough strength left in me to find my new path and I am confident it will be an improvement, that it all be worth it.

Muchas cosas estan pasando por mi mente en este momento. El hecho de que no importa cuanto uno piensa que conoce a la gente, o cuanto de tu alma dejas en un lugar, la gente igual de desilusiona y te deja pagando. Me parece que es una realidad con la que tengo que aprender a vivir y sin lagrimas. Despues de las que pase todavia tengo fuerza en mi para abrirme caminos nuevos y tengo la confianza de que seran mejores y todo habra valido la pena.

Lots of things to organise: job applications, lessons, interview preparations, VIT certification and a trip to Tasmania to receive my well deserved diploma, which is at the top of the list at the moment. I am so excited, I feel like I have grown a little more....not enough to be tall though :)

Muchas cosas que organizar: postulaciones para trabajos, lecciones, preparame para entrevistas, certificacion profesional y un viaje a Tasmania para recibir my bien merecido diploma, que esta a la cabeza de la lista en este momento. Estoy contenta, siento que creci un poquito mas...aunque no suficiente para ser alta :)

I love to see how everything is turning bright green at the moment, we had so much rain this Winter that everything looks so luscious. I am starting to feel the itch for trips to the beach and sleeping ins. I am going to enjoy my holidays so much!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Finally my final finale


This is the moment I was waiting for so long. See the cursor on the submit button? After I clicked it my study load dropped to 0. What a moment! My last assignment!!!!!! I am so happy I can barely stop smiling. I nearly have my life back again. Now rounds for 7 weeks and then I will be qualified. The light is shinning bright.

Este es el momento que estoy esperando desde hace tanto. Ven el cursor en el botton "Submit?" (Enviar). Despues de clickearla my carga de estudio bajo a cero. Que momento! My ultimo trabajo entregado!!!!! Estoy tan contenta que apenas pude parar de sonreir. Casi puedo decir que voy a tener mi vida de vuelta. Ahora practicas por 7 semanas y despues estare graduada. La luz del tunel esta brillando fuertemente.

Visit from my friend


How nice to see my friend Linda today after two weeks. We enjoyed a chat, nice food, coffee and a few laughs. But because we are workaholics we did a bit of work too. As you can see we not only had pastries we also had some healthy grapes...or did we? I think the only one who ate a couple of them was Ric. I am going to miss my friend in the next 7 weeks as I will be doing my last teaching rounds. Who is going to make me laugh?

Fue muy lindo ver a mi amiga Linda hoy despues de dos semanas. Disfrutamos una charla, buena comida, cafe y algunas carcajadas. Pero porque somos trabajolicas hicimos un poquito de trabajo tambien. Como pueden ver no solo comimos facturas sino que tambien comimos uvitas saludables....o no? Me parece que el unico que pico un par fue Ricky. La voy a extranar mucho a mi amiga en las proximas 7 semanas ya que yo no vuelvo al trabajo porque voy a otro colegio a hacer mis ultimas practicas...quien va a hacerme reir?

Assembling IKEA puzzles

On Thursday, once the weight of the assignments had been lifted off my shoulders we went to IKEA and bought a few things for our family room. I spent 2 hours putting together a little table for the kitchen together. It was fun though not having things in my mind pressing on. I still had to edit and re-read but most of it was done. Nearly there.

El jueves, una vez que el peso de mis hombros fue aliviando fuimos a IKEA y compramos unas cosas para el living. Me tomo 2 horas armar una mesita para la cocina. Fue entretenido sobretodo pensando que no tenia que escribir mas. Todavia me faltaba editar el utlimo trabajo pero ya lo peor habia pasado. Casi...


In need of a change



After Lorne I got up at 7 am and continued my work. No rest for the wicked, except for a trip to the hairdresser to get a refreshing change in my look at lunch time. It revitalised me! It is now short, lighter and I have a fringe! On the way back I studied some more and stayed till 1.30 am until my last assignment's draft was finished.

Despues de Lorne me levante a las 7 de la manana y segui estudiando. No hay descanso para los malvados, excepto por un viaje a la peluqueria para cambiarme el look y refrescarme un poco. Me revitalizo! Ahora lo tengo corto, mas claro y tengo un flequillo! A la vuelta estudie hasta la una y media de la manana pero termine mi boceto de mi ultimo trabajo.

A one day escapee



I know I haven't been keeping up with the blog for the last couple of weeks, but I had a good reason. I have had the worst holidays ever from the first Saturday. My friend Nikki came over to do some uni work and that signalled the beginning of my last long four assignments. Two of which were due on the 4th (done in conjuction with Nikki) and the other 2 on the 10th. I had practically no holidays, no sleep ins, no movie watching or re-run of Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, The Wire or Battlestar Galactica. Simply studying every day, every day, every single day.
Last Tuesday (even though my last assignment hadn't been started) I took the day off and Ric and I went to Lorne. Anton had to say in Melbourne to go to uni. I think that if you look at my face in this photo you can see my mental exhaustion for which only that landscape could heal. Getting there wasn't easy since we did it on foot and had to walk up the steep hill. If you look at the photo of the road you can see the incline of the power cables. See them disappear down the abyss? I huffed and puffed but happily made it to the top.

Ya se que no estuve manteniendo el blog por las ultimas dos semanas, pero tengo una buena excusa. Tuve las peores vacaciones desde el pirmer Sabado cuando mi amiga Nikki vino a casa a estudiar y eso marco el comienzo de dos semanas de estudio incesante. Tuve dos trabajos finales que presentar en equipo con Nikki para el 2/10 y los otros dos por mi cuenta para persentar el 10/10. Asique practicamente no tuve descanso ni vacaciones, no dormilonas, no mirar peliculas o capitulos repetidos de Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, The Wire o Battlestar Galactica. Simplemente estudiar todos los dias, todos los dias, cada maladito dia. El martes pasado (a pesar de no haber ni empezado mi ultimo trabajo) me harte y me tome un dia de descanso y Ricky y yo nos fuimos a Lorne. Anton se quedo porque tenia que ir a la facultad. Creo que si me miran la cara en esta foto se me nota el agotamiento mental que solo ese paisaje podia curar. Llegar ahi no fue facil, ya que lo hicimos caminando y tuvimos que subir la montana empinada. Si miran la foto de la calle y siguen los cables de luz pueden ver la inclinacion espeluznante de esa subida...los ven desaparecer en el abismo alla abajo? LLegue contenta a pasear del respiro agitado.