First week in Australia, broken down by numbers:
- 8 classes taught at 2 studios (Werribee and Yarraville)
- 6 classes taken at 2 studios (Werribee and Fitzroy)
- 5 forms of transportation (feet, train, car, bus, tram)
- 4 dinner outs (Asian fusion, Japanese, Korean, and Thai)
I now know that Australians do NOT like saying “Mama give me money!” Even when prompted multiple times, that particular joke is DOA. Ah, well! I am impressed with their strength coming out of third part of Awkward, however. They go slowly, it’s wonderful to watch.
I have only just started to explore Melbourne proper, but I’m looking forward to doing more. Yesterday I had the opportunity to lend a hand at the Mind Body Spirit festival on at the Melbourne Convention Center. The local studios had a stall, and my job was to demonstrate postures for a three hour shift. Although exhausting, it was a great way to meet a few of the other nearby studio owners and gave me an excuse to wander a bit.
So far, I am enjoying myself, and looking forward to getting to know my students here as well as explore the area as much as possible!