Friday, April 11, 2003

Darling Harbour is a beautiful, touristy place. Dong suddenly remembered that he knows a guy who runs a fish restaurant there in Cockle Bay Wharf, and took Femke and I to meet him. The guy said he might be looking for some waitressing help, for the right experienced person, so I am CLEARLY that person! I'm sending him my lovely resume tonight. I will be the best, most friendly, most loved waitress in all of Sydney! Or maybe I will at least get to meet a few people anyway.

Took the ferry under the Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay. Another beautiful spot, full of shops and restaurants as well. Walked up to the Opera House. The "No War" graffiti has been scrubbed off, unfortunately. I picked up a brochure of all the shows there and I hope to be able to attend at least ONE show. "Hair" is also opening in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre. I'd like to see that as well.

We walked around a district called The Rocks. It's so cute with the narrow back alley garden terraces and the bakeries and pubs and tourist shops. I love it there and will definitely go back. Maybe I need a job at a bakery, though, since I am clearly in LOVE with food. I think that would be a bad idea for my health, sadly.

Then Dong and Femke decided to take the bus back. I wanted to walk. So Dong directed me to the walk back through the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Domain and Hyde Parks (all connected). I picked up a Lamington on the way, since I'd never heard of one before and it looked good. It was kind of disappointing, being just a piece of white cake with a chocolate icing covering and then rolled in coconut. I mean, don't get me wrong. It was good, but not as good as it looked like it was going to be.

I'm going to write about the gardens in my journal, I think. I'm almost done my first journal, actually. If you think that I've been writing a lot in my web site, you should see my offline journal!

I would also like to thank the people who have written to me saying that they enjoy reading my site. I'm embarassed to admit how flattered I am to hear that. I have always wanted to be a performer. I'm a bit of an exhibitionist, in that I love attention. However, I was never actually GOOD at anything (singing, dancing, acting, playing an instrument) that would get me on stage. So maybe the Web can be my stage. I appreciate all the nice words of encouragement, anyway.

Love to all!

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