Saturday 2nd May – 5 months, 16 days
Well continuing my lack of deep analysis in blog entries this week, this entry is really just going to be about what-I-did-on-the-weekend.
On Friday my lovely new housemate moved in and we checked out a couple of the May Day workers’ / students’ rallies. I thought people would be more passionate here, but the vibe was very similar to CPSU rallies I’ve been to back home. A few very passionate speakers, and hundreds of politely interested people lolling about on the grass. The Dili rallies win for location though; I think we’d get more CPSUers to rallies if we could hold them on a foreshore or beach somewhere.
On Saturday I made pikelets with my friend Emily. We could call this an important cultural exchange as she’s American and didn’t know what pikelets were, but we won’t push it, hey? We also went down to the beach and read and watched the sun set. Oh the things I can’t do merely because I don’t have a car > : (
On Sunday, um, I did not do my thesis, that’s what I did. I read, I watched dvds, I swept the house, and I carefully avoided doing any actual work on my thesis. I even studied Tetum. No thesis, though. This is going to have to change drastically soon if I want any actual material done before I get back to Canberra. Oops.