|Sunny by BANP|
What's a Hindu in New Zealand?
Lay an egg.
Everyone was going "Huh?" so he had to expain it (which killed the joke. As the saying goes, explaining a joke is like disecting a frog, you understand it better, but it gets killed in the process.) The New Zealand accent makes "Hindu" sound like "hen do".
Claire's found her group of friends, and they're very her style. I can't find them at recess or lunch after the first day. So now, I'm just wandering around the school looking for a place to sit and someone to sit with TT___TT There was another new girl that saw me and ate lunch with me, but when we were going to the library she found her group of friends in a classroom. I don't know if she'll ditch me for them or not, even though she said yes when I asked her to meet with me again at recess lunch. (This was written a few days ago, so I can now say that, yes, she has ditched me) I really really really really to the power of infinity miss you guys so much. I feel so insecure without someone who would stick with me. I know no one in class either, and that's just sad. Hugs for everyone in my group, and if you see Li Sa and Helena Ha, tell them I miss them so so so so much.
There's a buddy system for new people in Sydney Girls. Some of them, like Claire's, become fast friends (okay, so that's the only case I know that did that). Another four (including me), didn't see their buddy again after the first day. Why? Because they had no classes together with us. Not even roll call class. My buddy was a great help the first day though. Even if only for one day, the buddy system helped. The first day is the day that I need help most in.
You know I love the library, and in Hurlstone our library is nice and cool, sort of a sanctuary from the heat. The library at Sydney Girls is hot and stuffy if you’re not directly under the fan. The books are pretty good though. They have the newest book of Artemis Fowl, which the Hurlstone library didn't. They have books from a classic sci-fi author I’ve always wanted to read. I doubt I’ll have much time to read books for myself though. I plan to stay in the library at lunch, everyday after I finish eating. Oh, guess what Helena, I was glanced at two girls at a computer, and they were playing Bomb It!
All the classrooms are open at recess and lunch. Anyone can go in there to eat and gather. That's a lot of trust, when we wanted a room we had to ask a teacher for it! We didn't always get it too.
One thing is the same, the students do things that are not school work related on their laptops in class. We almost didn't use our laptops at all, but for the one English lesson we did, I saw someone reading manga. I didn't catch the web address though, which is a shame. The girls next to me was copying movies, I saw that she had Princess Mononoke, Ponyo and other ones. Guess that's one thing that never changes.
The majority of students there are Asian (is that a surprise to anyone?). In assembly it was a sea of black heads with occasional spots of blond and brown. There are students there that don't fit the stereotype of Sydney Girls, there are some Caucasian girls that act a little like the borders (some of the borders, I mean no offense). They’re not all perfect.
The school is like one big building, in the shape of the head of a trident. That is, there are three prongs to the building, and the middle one is the longest. So if I go to the floor (the building is three storied) I want and walk along the corridor, there's a good chance I'll get to where I need to be. But that takes a long time, so I usually ask people for directions. They're all really nice, a few of them actually took me straight to teh classroom I need. I'm sort of getting the feel of the place now.
The Sydney Girls campus is linked with the Sydney Boys one, and at recess and lunchtime, students of both schools are allowed to go to the other school's campus, but only so far. The girls can go as far as the Boys' school's canteen, which apparently sells better cheaper food. So some girls go there to buy food. Sydney Boys still sell soft drinks, lollies, chips, in other words "red food" and Sydney Girls don't.
K-pop is very popular in the Asian population of Sydney Girls. I could overhear a lot of familiar names and girls going on about Korean stars. Is it the same in Hurlstone?