three days of rain

MONDAY to WEDNESDAY, 3-5 October

After the amazing and sunny weekend in Porirua, Wellington welcomed me back as I remembered it from my first visit, rainy and gloomy. I returned to the YHA hostel but most of my time I spent at the Library wasting my time on the Internet, just like I used to spend my time at home. I caught up on my blogs and websites, but the most important thing, i.e. looking for job was left at the end. When I started browsing the immigration and seek job sites, I was getting more and more discouraged and stressed out. I’m really bad at looking for job. I don’t know how I survived until now. Probably I’m spoiled by the safe environment of my country. Usually it was work that found me, not me it.

To relax myself, I was going for walks when it wasn’t raining, which was rarely. I went to Newtown and tried delicious burger at Monterey. A small, but very cool place. You could tell that most of the customers were regulars.

Newtown. Monterey is on the right side, not in the photo here.

I also went to Fidel’s café. As I was drinking my coffee (very strong and good), Richie from The Phoenix Foundation parked his car in front of it. He noticed me, we smiled, waved to each other, said ‘hi’ and off he went his way. I love Wellington for moments like that.


A statue on the waterfront behind Te Papa.

4 responses to “three days of rain

  1. your quote “I also went to Fidel’s café. As I was drinking my coffee (very strong and good), Richie from The Phoenix Foundation parked his car in front of it. He noticed me, we smiled, waved to each other, said ‘hi’ and off he went his way. I love Wellington for moments like that”.

    Oh my gosh! That is so way cool. You are never going to leave there, are ya? haha. Don’t blame you a bit, it has been the trip of a lifetime.

    You will find a job. I just know it. Stay determined. Let me know if I can be of any help. I love that. I just don’t know which websites to go to, but I love doing that.

    As if it could get any better All Blacks beat Argentina. Well, we knew they would. What a huge match, NZ vs. Australia. Would give anything to be there.

    • Yesterday I saw Warner Emery through a restaurant window as I was walking along Cuba Street. I think he remembered me from Mighty Mighty, because he smiled at me when I passed the restaurant.

      The best way to help me with a job would be calling a friend in NZ and telling him/her. “Hey, there’s my friend looking for a job. Give her something to do!” That’s how hopeless I am. 😀

      I love Piri! Go the All Blacks!

  2. Loving this…I was sitting here listening to Flock of Hearts while reading but paused it to hear your recording of TPF. Hearing it live was just as good as the recording! 🙂 Good luck with the job search!

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