Thursday, 25 March 2010

Lunch Hour

Nothing much to blog about lately. Uni is going on as usual. Easter break is coming up in one week's time, can't wait! I want to do so many fun things! Hehee!

So today's blog will be about lunch, or more precisely, what I usually eat for lunch at uni. I avoid the greasy Chinese takeaways you see. I've tried once, wasn't so pleasant. So I normally alternate between the following:
  • Spinach and cheese roll
  • Sweet chilli tandoori wrap
  • Shepherds pie
  • Hawaiian pizza from Pronto Pizza
  • Vegetarian calzoni
  • Chocolate muffin
  • Sushi rolls
  • Grilled fish and rice
Some food can be quite expensive though, so I try to bring my own lunch when possible. *make mental note to buy ham and cheese*

Until next time folks!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010

    First Volunteering Event

    Okay about a week ago, one of my best pals asked me if I wanted to help out at a Buddhist Relic Exhibition, which is held this weekend at the Mount Waverley Community Centre. I am not sure on the exact name of this event though.

    I have never done any volunteer work before (I'm lazy I know!), and so I've decided it is time to get down to some serious stuff. No more mucking around and lazying about! xD

    The day started at around 10am. It was still rather quiet so Sand told me the procedures. Basically people will come to see the relics on display, but before all that we would ask them to register, and then hand out some brochures, CDs and DVDs, ask whether they would like to attend the empowerment session, the dinner event or make a donation. There were also a small selection of books for sale. Visitors could also write their prayers and wishes on a card shaped like a leaf and place them in the prayer box.

    It got a little difficult when some visitors couldn't speak or understand English very well. Although I can understand Chinese (most of the time), I was unable to translate English into Chinese and say them out loud. But overall, it wasn't too bad. Afterward,volunteers and other organizers could go into the kitchen for a delicious lunch of rice, vegetables, spring rolls and samosa.

    I must say, it was quite interesting learning about a religion. Although my grandparents are Buddhists, I don't know much about Buddhism at all, so today's event was a real eye-opener. In addition, it also felt good to volunteer. I will definitely do more in the future! =)