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Sep 14, 2012 - Day 73; I Like Meat Pies.

Day 73 of being here! (Yeah.. I counted!) Happy Friday everyone! This week was a slow week back. Not too much going on.. just getting back into the groove of things! I have an essay due this upcoming Monday.. so I have been working on getting that together! Mostly finished, just need to brush up a few things! YEAH… I’m actually doing work… surprising, I know. I have been picking up things here and there while grocery shopping… getting things to send home! I’m not sure what exactly I’ll send home now and what I will hold onto until I come...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Strip Clubs, All Blacks, Flaming Shots, and the Masturbating Man.

Ahoyyy! So I am back from my spring break vaca…. Sad day! So what has been happening in my life the past couple days? Well after Dunedin, we headed to Christchurch… or after Waitaki, I should say. The rest of the drive wasn’t so bad… not far at all.. about two hours maybe… In Christchurch we found a camper site to stay at… which was SO run down compared to the rest of them.. but hey, they had power.. I’m not complaining… We went to explore Christchurch… which was extremely depressing. If you guys don’t know, Christchurch suffered a...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Before I leave for Spring Break..

I leave for break tomorrow morning! Everything is packed and ready to go (except my computer and misc. things I will need in the morning). I'm so excited! We have our route mapped out; Tuesday: Christchurch Wednesday: Kaikoura to swim with dolphins, walking to a waterfall to see wild baby fur seals Thursday: Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, possibly horseback riding on the beach Friday: Abel Tasman Saturday: Pancake Rocks Sunday: Lake Tekapo Monday: Queenstown (Milford Sound Cruise) Tuesday: Queenstown (Bungy jumping) Wednesday: Dunedin,...

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Aug 21, 2012 - Only 2 more days till Spring Break...

Kia Ora! My life has been non-exciting lately. Most people are cramming for exams and writing essays and whatnot this week.. I had all that drama last week... soooooo... I'm just chilling. I guess I can talk about my weekend.. which was fun! Shark Week drinking began at approximately 8:45 pm on Saturday night. It consisted of mostly giggling because it was outrageous how many times you were supposed to drink. For instance.. every time a shark was airborn, you had to start drinking. You couldn't stop drinking until the shark went back in...

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Aug 17, 2012 - I was peer pressured...

Yes.. I was peer pressured to make a journal entry. Everyone must be DYING of boredom because I have not written about my life. Stalkers. Sooo.. my week.. ....was pretty studious. Monday I spent all day writing up a review sheet for a test... Tuesday I took the test. Online. I passed, no worries! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday was spent writing two papers. I had a marketing paper due on Thursday and a Maori culture paper due on Friday. So yes, Grandma.. I was being a good student this week... hence why these are lacking......

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Aug 8, 2012 - I've Never Felt More American....

Well hey there... Let's talk about my New Zealand- American life... So... Tuesday is free pool at Shooters, a local bar. A group of us went out and shot some pool for a few hours. A casual, laid back evening. I'd also like to add.... I kicked ass. Thank you, pool table in my basement. After pool, Stephanie, Viviane, and I were quite hungry and wanted Golden Takeaways... however this was closed. SERIOUSLY?! I am on my period and hungry. NOT OKAY. So what did we do? Walked to McDonalds. Let me just tell you about this place... first off,...

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Aug 6, 2012 - I Ruin Lives

Sooo.. I ruin lives on occasion. My wonderful hall mate, Jock, his life especially. So he says..... but hey, he's a jerk to me when he is drunk. Let me just re-hash my Saturday night.. Steph and I get all nice and dolled up to go out... and we look good! I'm in my orange dress, she is in her pink dress. And what do we get? Two creepy old men hitting on us at Golden Takeaways.... In other words... NOTHING. We were told that men here don't have balls and girls here do.. so you have to approach guys to talk to them. WHATEVER. While out I ran...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Weeeeeekkkk 4

Well.. to start off... great gramps passed away this week. =( Sad. BUT I have wonderful friends here who gave me hugs and made me smile and distracted me from dwelling on it. I ate my heart out in sushi. I tried a few new kinds and they were all delicious. I also bought double chocolate chip cookies and milk. And I stopped by this place called Wendy's (not like our wendys...) and got three big scoops of ice cream too! So I had my share in comfort food. I realized I had a postcard half written to him... now I'll have to give it to someone...

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Jul 27, 2012 - Thursday Night, Student Night

Oh hey.. so my Thursday, the highlight of my week.. First off, I had two lectures; Maori and Small Business. Maori language: Papatuanuku: Mother Earth Whei ao: twilight zone or birth canal Whakapapa: geneology Hapu: the swelling of breath or pregnancy Toku Waiu: My River or breast milk Aroha: compassion, love, sympathy Iwi: tribe or bones In small business I just learned typical business and entrepreneurship things. Nothing too exciting... Between classes Matt and I had our cheese toastie date... with Steph, of course. Matt agreed that...

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Jul 24, 2012 - When you don't have class till Thursday...

When you don't have class till Thursday.. you tend to get REALLY excited when you find something to do. So lets talk about all the exciting things I have done.. or discovered in the past two days. Well first off... I have caught some stupid virus. I'm all stuffy and mucusy and ick. So I went to the medical center on campus. First, they said.. "oh how about you schedule an appointment for late this week or next week".... UH NO. I told them I wanted to see someone today (which was yesterday/ Monday).. so they let me. Anyways.. When you go to...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Weekend Schmeekend

Helloooooooo! So I am sure you are wondering how my lovely little weekend went. Well let's start off with Friday night... Friday: isn't big here at all. Everyone stays in... probably cause they go so hard on Thursday. WHATEVER. So us Americans had a typical Friday ladies night out. We went to an Irish Pub called Rosie O' Grady's and had a casual drink. Classy. But then... it gets better.... NEXT some random old guy comes up to our table and buys us a pitcher of beer. Then proceeds to sit down to chat.... He was from the South Island.. like...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Small Business in New Zealand

Today was my first day of classes. I started off bright and early at 9 am walking 91 steps up to the top of a hill to get to the Maori building. My class is about Maori customs and lore. The professor made us each stand up and tell about ourselves.. blah blah blah. What is interesting is that some of the students in the class, who were Maori, started talking in Maori language. Here I am sitting here... like what the hell are you saying?! BUT then.. I learned what they were talking about. When Maori's introduce themselves they say, in...

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