Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kia ora!

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.

Peach pie

Potato hash with egg and cheese


I guess it's pretty evident that I've been having fun cooking in New Zealand.