Archive | February, 2012


3 Feb

What an honor it is to be the James (Senior) and Mary Garcia Scholarship recipient for 2012!
Words really do fail to describe how amazingly overwhelmed I am! A HUGE thank you to the Garcia family, Public Trust and WITT!
I am really stoked that someone out there who viewed my application saw potential and I will not let them down! I am incredibly excited  about beginning my journalism study,
which begins on the 20th. The scholarship covers $4000 of the course, which comes to a total of $5220 for the year. I am going to fund the rest, as well as course related costs though StudyLink (fingers crossed).

I will soon be off to Australia, for my first ever trip out of New Zealand. My partner is gearing up to make the move down here to New Plymouth, and study for both of us is not far off.

What an exciting year this is going to be! Watch this space =D


Good Morning!

1 Feb

So recently I’ve been working heaps to try and save money for my trip to Australia in about 3 days – and I think I’m more excited that you’d usually expect because I’m a first time overseas traveler! I haven’t even left for Hamilton Airport yet and I’ve already spent most of my savings I put away!! Mitch (my partner of travel) has put together an Itinerary, and I prebooked some of the attractions so we don’t miss out.

What really was disapointing was checking out the maintenance pages of the main theme parks – almost ALL of them have their best rides closed over the next month! Grrr!

We’re going to be heading to Brisbane on Monday morning, and staying in a place called Maroochydore. Will head to the Gold Coast for a few days to visit Movie World, Sea World, Dream World, White Water World, Dracula’s, and SkyPoint. Then back to Brisbane to see Mary Poppins on stage which I’m sure will be awesome – although I would have preferred The Lion King, I’m a few years late for that.

Had a letter come though the other day with some really, really awesome news – but I don’t want to share it yet because it’s going to be a newspaper story in the next day or two, and if I spoil it before then it’ll be old news and you won’t read the article. But as soon as it’s out, I’ll share! Promise =D

What else has been going on? Well not all that much. If you’re into US TV shows (and you download legally from iTunes US like me), I strongly recommend the following:
TOUCH: This show isn’t released until March, but the pilot episode is available free to download on iTunes right now. It’s about a little
boy who has never spoken a word – but can predict future events by studying patterns and numbers, which is how he
communicates. The show is different to anything else I’ve seen and will be a huge hit when it comes to NZ.

REVENGE: By now you would have seen or heard about this show – it’s huge in America and it’s being advertised on TV here right now
one of TV2’s biggest shows this year. It’s about a woman who returns to the Hamptons, to avenge her father’s death and
imprisonment for something he was framed for. Once you see a single episode of this show you’re hooked, and it leaves you
literally begging for more. The rich and famous in this show, have something to hide…

RINGER: Ringer has just returned to USTV after the Christmas break, and to be honest I can’t really remember how it ended for the
break but I was enjoying it. A woman on the run from being a witness to a murder takes on her twin sister’s identify when
her sister “fakes” a suicide, becoming a wife and step mother straight away – and gaining a lot of money.

Right well I’ma head off now but thank you for visiting my humble blog once again, can’t wait to share my Australian trip with you soon! 🙂