Number one: I can do one of the Hakas now! 🙂 I’ll teach you when I’m back, and if I – being a woman and Pakeha – am allowed to. It’s so much fun doing it, and if you’re doing it right and serious you can really feel the spirit of the Haka. The words of the Ka mate, our Haka, aren’t that nasty, by the way: “Gather and listen! It’s death! It’s life! I’m going to die! I’m going to live! Here’s the hairy man who fetched and made the sun shine once more. Keep together! Up the step! A second step! Out comes the sun!”
Number one and a half: I’ve got a manaia. I like it.
Number two: I now have a braid (a rewinded strand) and get closer to my very personal style. 😉 I’ll upload a picture of me.
Number two and a half: During a shopping tour in the mall of Albany I’ve also bought two albums of my very favourite Band, Muse. At last. I love them. 🙂
Number three: There’s a lot to do. Today I was at a festival at Orewa. This Tuesday I’ll go on a small trip to Eaves Bush, whatever that may be. On Wednesday are the auditions for the Meridian girls choir; I have to sing a song without any instrument. Aah! :O Next weekend I’m going to Hamilton, a city famous for its gardens. Next Tuesday I’ll go on a trip to the Shakespeare National Park, a beautiful landscape full of marshes, Pukekos and peacocks. And then there’s the first real trip with famous Mr Duffet who does all the trips for the internationals. We’re going to the Coromandel 🙂 In March we do the so called Wenderholm Walk (don’t ask me what it is), then there are actually two free weekends (I’m probably going to Auckland then) and then there’s another trip called Pakiri (I think there’s a lot of stuff comparable to Outward Bound going on). On the last weekend of March we’re going to the Bay of Islands 🙂 and during the Eastern Holidays we’re going to the LONG trip to the SOUTH ISLAND! 😀 I’m so excited already 🙂 Think I have to take my laptop with me because I’ll take so many pictures…
And then I’m going home… Gosh. These weeks are passing so quickly… And I still have so much to do! Making some Kiwi friends for example. German and Asian friends aren’t enough for me 😉
I’m a bit confused right now because I’m still not homesick at all. Right now I just think I would like to see you all. I’d really like to. But I don’t really have to, you know what I mean? But I feel there’ll be a time yet to come that I’m getting really homesick. Nevermind.