25 September 2008

First glimpse

Firstly, so sorry for my blog visitors if I have not yet been able to visit your blogs. We are still waiting for our internet connection at home. Here in the Johnsonville area, there are only about three places so far where you can get internet access: this lone internet cafe ($2.00 / 30min, owned by a Korean), at the Library ($1.50/15min), or at the coffee shop (free internet when you buy coffee). I haven't tried the third option yet though. But still, it will be great to have the internet connection up and running at home. Hopefully by tomorrow, things will be ok.

I'm in the cafe to apply online for jobs, so this is just a quick update. Here are a couple of photos I wanted to post:

See the square-ish house at the back? We are renting a unit at the ground floor. This is actually a house with space for rent attached to it. We have our own door and whiteware. When you step out of the house, you are immediately greeted by birds chirping and trees and the lawn photographed below. Nice, isn't it? Winter has just ended though but it still gets pretty cold so we keep the place closed most of the time.

Obviously, we still don't have private transportation so we take brisk walks to Johnsonville. It's a good 20-25 minute walk. Going to the town is ok because it's downhill. But coming back home can sometimes take the breath out of you!

And they weren't kidding when they said Wellington is also known as the windy city. A couple of days ago the winds were so strong it pushed me a couple of times, but not to the point of stumbling, though. Overall, it's a pleasant walk. There are trees all around and flowers too!

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