This past week I made a friend! During free pancakes last Wednesday, I chatted with the girl who was making the pancakes for a little while and ended up getting an extra pancake during my second helping! (This is significant because you usually only get one, and I got THREE!) Actually it was more like Jeremy (yup, that's her name) became friends with me because she came to my room the next night and invited me over to her room the next day. I was quite hesitant at first, me being the not-so-social-with-people-I-barely-know kind of person, but she was very insistent. So after I got back from fish n' chips, I hung out her and watched Pirates of the Caribbean. I think Jeremy really likes to feed me because she made mini-ribs, cucumber, and on Monday she dropped off some fruit for me. She's super cute and apparently a famous song writer back in Vietnam. She's going to make me a CD of her songs ^^ and I've already been invited to her house in Vietnam.
Fish n' chips at Colin's house was a delicious meal and an enjoyable evening. There's a tiny shop near their house where you call and place your order and it's ready to be picked up in 15 minutes. When the Colin came back with the food, his wife simply whipped out a tarp from behind her seat, and we ate on the floor in their living room and watched a couple of rugby games. For dessert we had pavalova and ice cream. Apparently pavalova is really easy to make, so I'm going to try to make it when I get back home. It's a light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious.
Colin mentioned that he wanted to talk with me about my ethics course, so on Monday, I went to the Centre. We ended up talking for about 3 and a half hours on ethics, morality, and God. I really wish that you guys were there as well for that because it was such an interesting discussion. You guys will have to remind me to talk about it in person or else I won't be able to do it justice.
I also had my last paper due. I thought it was due this Friday, but it was actually due last Friday, but my lecturer was very understanding and told us (because there were at least 3 other people who also mixed up the dates) just to turn it in as soon as possible. So I stayed up late last night so I could turn it in today. But my day isn't over yet! The Centre is holding a sort of graduation party for those study abroad people leaving at the end of this semester, including myself, and right after that is my last physics lab.
I also thought of another difference!
In public bathrooms in America, there's usually that awkward gap between the door and the stall, but in all the toilets I've been in here, that gap is nonexistent! I really wish I could bring that back to the US. Plus, there's an extra button to do a "half flush" that's suppose to conserve water or something...but I never use it.
Oh! I'm also going to be able to meet Ian McKellen before I come back! He's touring around New Zealand and doing a show in order to raise money for Christ Church :D I'm super excited!