Orientation Week has just concluded at the University of Melbourne, and all self respecting students should have got to know every square metre of the campus, every lecturer or tutor that he or she is supposed to be acquainted with, and every single prize winning opportunity available. Hordes of freshmen and women thronged the age-old campus, signing up for various activities, clubs and societies while learning about the various facilities available such as the libraries, computer labs, seminars rooms and so on.
Here are some brief snapshots of my experience this week, focusing in particular on the “Amazing Race” which I undertook this afternoon with three other friends. That got me totally winded and I am “amazed” at how I could still blog after that most tiring (but fun…okay somewhat fun) experience.
The tar roads and concrete pavements were used as signboards with coloured chalk scribbled on them during Orientation Week.
Masses and masses of freshmen flesh thronged the various stalls on display during Orientation Week. Most were obviously undergrads judging by their relative youth.
The Melbourne University Overseas Student Society was pretty popular in recruiting international students. They were the ones who organised the “Amazing Race” which we participated in. More of that later.
Apple Computer, with a lucky draw that gives people who leave their particulars a chance to win an iPod Touch. Not sure how many they were giving away though, but I scribbled my name just to try anyway.
As I mentioned, we (that’s Masatoshi, Dong Geun, Inho, Renshao our leader and myself) participated in the Amazing Race. This took us to various points of interest for a student (ie cheap furniture, cheap food, cheap groceries etc). The tiring 5 hour race included rides in trams like this…
OK, time to rest these old creaking bones of mine…. Groan!