It's been three months since I landed here in Auckland, New Zealand but unfortunately never got the chance to update my blog.
Thing is, I had two weeks of free time before classes started but I spent that time setting up my flat, doing paperwork for my enrolment at the university, attending orientation activities and meeting friends old and new. When classes commenced-- BOOM. I was bombarded with readings and essays. My schedule is not particularly insane but whenever I had free time, I just preferred taking walks when it's sunny or cooking and reading when it's rainy.
Auckland is actually a volcanic field with 48 volcanic cones. Below is a photo taken from the summit of Mt. Eden, the highest volcano in Auckland, where you can see a 360-degree view of the city. On the foreground is the crater. It was actually a 2.5-km walk from my flat to the Mt. Eden summit so yes, I live veeeeery close to volcanoes. And I should really go back to this place.
|This photo makes me miss summer.|
|Walking home from uni. You can see Rangitoto Volcano in the background.|
|Tofu and mushroom adobo, roast vege, and blueberries|
|Breakfast. Don't get the wrong idea. I only had this kind of breakfast when I didn't have classes.|
Nowadays, my breakfast mainly consists of coffee and grilled cheese sandwich or cereal when I'm in a hurry.
|Potato hash with egg and cheese|
I guess it's pretty evident that I've been having fun cooking in New Zealand.