Then, about 2 weeks or so ago, I had a chat to my dear friend Mel at uni, which led to — surprise, surprise — the possibility and probability that I'm not leaving Perth just yet! Ya-huh, it looks at this point that I'm going to give this PhD thing another go, even though I'd be embarking on a new topic and new direction. Couple with that a new supervisor, and I might as well be right at the start of this PhD (ad)venture, not past the halfway mark!
I won't divulge too much info about the new subject because it's pretty hush-hush and the topic is public, i.e. someone else could very well steal the idea if they were so inclined... but I'll be meeting with Helena, my new supervisor, this coming Friday and will be proposing this subject to her, so wish me luck. More on this as and when it unfolds!
What else? On Saturday, Aug 23, the Gang met up at Bernie's house for a somewhat-shrouded-in-secrecy steamboat and games night organised by Beattie. It was a fundraiser, so we all got to pitch in and collect some funds for Beattie in aid of project-building in Myanmar, and all in all it was a fun night with some yummy steamboat, good company and a fun mini-brain-teaser boardgame called King Dominion. Here are some pics from the night. We should do get-togethers more often!
|Serving it up!|
|Game in progress!|
|All hail Queen Bernie, the winner of the games night!|
|And her trusty steed... Rudolph??|
Saturday was also a busy social day as I hung out with my dear Plant Lover Housemate at his brother's place, where I'm increasingly feeling like one of the boys, the Gay Flower amongst all the Straight Thorns, hahahaha. We had some beers and just chilled before I headed to my friend Mel's birthday party (same Mel as in paragraph two, who helped me rethink the PhD). It was a Mexican-themed party, so there was the prospect of tequilas, but I couldn't have any because I had to head to WAAPA to catch Sunday... so, not one to miss out on free booze, I naturally drove back to Mel's after the show and hung out with her and the remaining guests, who turned out were family members, making me the only outsider in the group, LOL. Still, there was tequila, and an amazing nacho chip dip, and — circa midnight — an awesome HOT TUB!
|Sexiest photo evah!!|