Saturday, 25 February 2012

First Things First

Since this is not my 1st time being alone in a foreign county, I kinda know what to do once I arrived Perth. 

The reason why I need to get a sim card first is because I need the 3g internet! I need my GPS! 
It took a long time for me to figure out where I was going before I could find the phone store. 
Of course I asked some random people there, but somehow they're not much of a help. Here some photos I took while wondering around the city.
Eventually, I found a Vodafone store, and bought $29/month deal with 500MB internet. Although the 3g is 10x slower than the ones in Brunei, but atleast the map's working! I had to be super patient though..

And immediately I used my phone to make appointments for house viewings. 

With my google map working, I was then capable of going to the Uni without the need to ask anyone. On the way, I made a friend with a very cheerful Canadian girl :) She made my day. 
I was captivated by the beautiful campus upon my arrival to UWA.. 
Notice the giant 'breathing' flower in the middle of the pond, I thought it was the wind that made it looked like its alive.

Went to the International Student Centre and Student Support. Thought the staffs in the Housing Service will help me find a home, but all they did is giving me a thick guide booklet and led me to the computer room for me to use the net to find an accommodation myself. But that was to be expected anyway. 
I spent hours and hours in the computer room day after day searching for accommodations close to UWA. 

It's been nearly 10 days since I arrived Perth, 
but no luck finding a place near Uni. 
I was only allowed to live in Townsend Lodge for a week, so I was worried at 1st. 

So where am I currently living now? :) 
Wait til the next post. 


Shen said...

The uni looks gorgeous! A pity that the uni hardly helped you at all with finding accommodation, but good look to you! Hope you'll be able to find a nice place close to uni soon!

Pu3 said...

@Shen Yea, thanks ;D i guess its because everyone is having the same problem and so they cant help much. :P Probabilities are low, but yay, wish me luck

Esma said...

I gez ure staying wf ur canadian fren? I din expct searching for accomodation at dt place is so hard. If i were u(again) i wud ask my blogger fren who live there to help me wf d info wer kud I find better place. Yea, m not dt independent as i look. Manja. Lol

10x lag berabis? Definitely, wont survive. I cnt be patient enuf. Ntah. Mnangis x ku eh. Hehe

Dini said...

Hello :) i've been reading your blog for a while now. This post makes me miss australia a lot :(

Huy Tran said...

i'm hoping you've already found a place near your University. :p Perth looks nice.

~KawaiiParadise~ said...

Aw, you are too sweet. I don't think I'm getting prettier. Just getting fatter lolz. I want to see where you live now!!! Your pictures are breath taking =D. BTW, what font did you use for your blog post?It's adorable
~XOXo Charlotte

mr. pineapple man said...

Looks like you're going to have a great time! Enjoy it!

Rikiana Metussin said...

Putri! I read this article and thought of you :)

Hope you're enjoying the southern hemisphere! keep us updated! xxxx

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