Finally, my first year in university started. I’m so glad that the 5 months of holiday has finished and I’m kind of ready for this new chapter, sort of.
Got my new funky notebooks from Typo, new stationery and new diary. But have I prepared my mental to face new friends, new system and new teachers/lecturers/tutors? Not quite yet or more like no.
So, I’m in a Faculty of Health, Art and Design, which I didn’t know about this before until I went to the orientation of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. The Orientation Host told me that. Geez.
Quite sad because I won’t be able to meet a lot of handsome and smart engineering guys, but it’s okay, there are still some hottie in my faculty. So yeah, that’s my purpose to go to university in Australia, to find my handsome and smart future husband.
Of course not! haha, that’s only the bonus.
I managed to find where is my actual orientation being held and when I entered the “fish bowl”, that’s how they call the biggest lecture theater in my campus, I knew that I will not meet another humongous group of international students but the Caucasian-Australian. Now that really scary to me. What I’m afraid of? EVERYTHING. I have no idea how to relate with Ausies, how to start conversation, should I shake hand when I introduce myself, will they think that I’m just another weird Asian girl and stuff like that. This is one of the unknown.
The second unknown is the system of university. It’s so ‘canggih’, man! I know the word for ‘canggih’ but I just wanna say it hehe. Everything is submitted through online submission, I can find the lecture notes from the student portal and many other ‘canggih’ stuff. Can I keep up with the ‘kecanggihan’?
The bottom line is, learning and living in a new environment and culture can be really daunting, wait, it is daunting, almost everything about it. I want to make friends with local kids but I’m so scared of making mistake it holds me back from being my-bubbly-self. This is so not Viola Putri Permadi. The girl that I knew can make friends so easily and will not stop talking about herself or asking questions about silly stuff. Hopefully this is only because of the nervousness of first week.
You know what, I will prevail. I have my Father God on my side and I will be alright. He will bring me to know a lot of great friends in university, friends that will last forever and give a good impact on my study and personal life. Yes, I believe that. God will make the way. I have faith on Him. Yes, I believe that. Wuh!!! Now I’m excited for tomorrow’s classes.
I will prevail because Father God is on my side. Yes, I believe that.