You can’t be angry at me, even when you want to be!
You can’t be angry at me, even when you want to be!
AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY GAMES! This year, AUG was held on the Gold Coast. This was not my first Uni Games; I attended AUG in Adelaide last year , representing the University of New England in Women’s Football. As I had attended the previous AUG, i was fairly familiar with the proceedings for the week- I was one very excited girl. I had the difficult choice of deciding whether I was to represent The Newcastle of University or The University of New England (I’m a Joint Medical Program student, thus have the privilege of being associated with both universities). I chose to represent Newcastle, mainly for the reason of making more friends in Newcastle, my new home. Looking back, I can safely say that I made the correct decision. The girls I met were all incredible, beautiful, intelligent, fun and I could not have asked for a better bunch of people to have spent the week with. We stayed at the Hilton on Surfers Paradise and attended clubs such as Melbas, Vanity, Paris, Club Liv and even making a sneaky visit to Player’s strip club. Although we didn’t perform on the field as well as we would have liked to, we improved game by game and came away with a couple of wins in the end. Overall, the week was filled with laughter, great food was consumed, and good memories were created. A question we jokingly talked about on the road trip home was: did we lose calories from all the games of football played? or did we gain calories from all the alcohol and junk food consumed?haha. Friendship was the winner of the week!
This photo was taken on Main Beach, after smashing a team 11-0. Well done girls!
I recently took mum to Thailand. We went quad biking through some villages, rice paddocks and mountains just outside of Chiang Mai. We saw some of Thailand’s most scenic views. Trip of a life time! Love her to bits. xxxx
Normally, I don’t even bother reading this crap. But, one day my friend sent me this and I couldn’t help think that this has my name written all over it.
My beloved Canberra boys! Keep up the good work lads, you’re almost there!
AMSA convention. It occurs once every year at a different location around Australia- this year, the host city was the Gold Coast. Some say, it’s more difficult to get a ticket to the annual AMSA convention than it is to actually gain entry into Medical school. Debatable. Basically this event consists of 1000+ students congregating in the one city for a period of week, where every night they have a themed party. This year, the themes were intergalactic, dark and twisted fantasy, rewind, Americano, KaPow and snowball. For me, it is honestly just one big party; I enjoy partying very much and I have no plans anytime soon to slow down. This has been my fourth convention. Each day, your body is taking a battering with no sleep, large consumptions of alcohol and well by the end of the week there’s a strong possibility you will come down with a case of what’s called “conventionitis”. Overall, you meet lots of wonderful (and not so wonderful people) and have a lot of fun. The event is fairly pricey, costing approximately $1000 or so dollars, a fairly expensive week. However, in saying that, we are only ever able to attend this event during medical school, we will never get the opportunity to do this again. So really, in the scheme of things it’s a small price to pay for an incredible week of creating memories, friends, knowledge and opportunities.
Smiling. It’s one of the most incredible, infectious and best things in life. No matter where you are in the world; and irrespective of culture, race, or religion, this simple facial expression is a uniform sign for pleasure, happiness, satisfaction or amusement. How GOOD is that aching feeling you get in your cheeks when you’ve smiled too much- it’s the best ache in this world. Everyone should smile a little more. I once stepped out of a car in Brisbane with a smile on my face simply because I had reached my destination, a man approached me, smiled at me and said, “I can tell you smile a lot, you have a beautiful smile”, it made me smile more. Smiling is contagious! Perhaps there is a stranger somewhere out there who is having a terrible day and seeing you smile is all it takes for them to smile. At the end of the day, if I have made one person smile, then that’s all I need. Go out there and make someone smile. No matter who it is- a child, your mother, a puppy, a friend, or a stranger. Smiling is a beautiful thing. SMILE!
Socceroos into the world cup! I’ll be seeing you lads in Brazil!
More study tunes! One more week!
OUT OF MY CONTROL. We’re so bitter towards each other, we fight, and we drive each other crazy. We know it’s wrong and people will get hurt, yet still….we always end up in each other’s arms. We bring out the worst in each other and the best in each other. We challenge each other mentally, physically and emotionally. However, we’re both too stubborn and independent. In most aspects, we are very different people, at very different stages of our lives, and are heading in different directions in life. Feels like no time has passed. As always, it was good seeing you. See you soon when our paths cross again. How can two people be good or even great together, but bad for each other at the same time? It’s a question I’ll never understand.