So O-Week for the UNSW-ers is starting next week and I'm completely mind blanked because time went by so fast. I mean the time when I came back from Indo on 1 Feb and still thought, "I still have a month's worth of holidays here" was said just 2 weeks ago? Ahhhh.
Everyone's been blogging about the anxiousness of the whole new friend-making and I must admit, the thought hasn't even crossed my mind yet. I have this mindset that the less you think about something and just let it flow on the day, the less nervous/stressed you will be :) Of course this mindset does not always do me good, for example when it was HSC exams and everyone was stressing out and got the impression I wasn't taking things seriously enough because I wasn't freaking out as much, and in the inside I was just hoping what I studied was enough to get me through lol. But the thing is the more I panic, the more I'm likely to stuff up, whether it be exams or friend-making. So on the other hand its a good thing personally :)
Well I haven't been up to much lately, on Saturday I played basketball with my church friends and Robby and Stefanus came which was good because they just came back from Indo that week. It was quite a workout since I didn't do any physical exercise for a long time, but I didn't break too much of a sweat either. Muscles became a bit stiff the day after and for some very unknown reason my butt hurt? Oh well, what is life lol. At least I didn't get hit in the head by the ball this time :D
I'm looking forward to this Saturday's soccer game since I haven't played soccer for years and want to try it out again. For my school friends reading this post, you're more than welcome to join! Let me know if you're interested :) I think we have our first YESS (my youth group) bible study session after it too, which I'm really looking forward to as well. Speaking of youth, Jason became the head co-ordinator of YESS Sydney yesterday! So proud of him! :D I'm pretty geed for what he and the multimedia team have planned for the promo to go along with the opening launch of the group.
Also on the note of church, we have our very first church retreat coming up on the 1 May and it's at Kiama (near Jambaroo). We're going by train and its only a 2 hour ride. Again, anyone is more than welcome to join us :D It's a great way to make new friends, the people who are coming are reaaaally nice (hence why I like to talk about them quite often in my posts hehe). Plus you'll know me (and Jason) at the very least so you won't feel out of place :) And you definitely won't get left out even if you don't have a good relationship with God or what-not. If you're interested, its $100 per person and pays for the food, accommodation and activities we will be doing there. If you want to know more about the location, I hear the place is amazing and has great scenic ocean views (a lighthouse too) and there's the iconic Blowhole (http://www.kiama.com.au/see-a-do/blowhole). Apparently its this place on the beach where water spouts up, similarly to what the blowhole on a whale does. I've never seen one before so I'm looking forward to seeing it. About the accommodation - the 'cabins' we are staying in.. the word 'cabin' doesn't even describe it, it looks more like a nice house (actually looks better than my own house sadly). It has it's own living room, kitchen and there's even an exclusive cabin option which offers an additional spa (not that we really need one haha). Although this retreat does have its religious purposes, its unlike the high school retreat and is actually more of a time to really relax and just get away from the busyness of church/uni life, hence the 2 hour train ride away from the city. Trust me, it won't be as boring as the year 12 retreat ^^
Away from church, on Sunday I went to the CNY parade, the one that runs all throughout George St from Town Hall and twists to the right to end near Darling Harbour. I have to admit, the parade really isn't that outstanding but if you go with close friends it actually turns out to be just a good memorable outing. Definitely something to different to the regular and plain movie/shopping/lunch outings with your friends :)
I think that pretty much sums up the highlights of last week :)