With the occasional night at the backpackers bar...
20.11.2007 20 °C
Hello again! I'm back with more updates and photos! First of all, I'll give you a run down on our plan. We've talked to the hostel, and we're guarunteed a room over Christmas/New Years if we pay soon. We're doing that without a shadow of a doubt... we've been hearing horror stories of the difficulties in getting a room during the holidays. Since we're staying in Brisbane over the holidays, we've decided to just spend an entire two months here, instead of the one we initially planned on. This means, when we get to Melbourne, we won't need to look for work there too. All in all, we think it's rather logical.
Now... we've been out almost every day, talking to people about work. I'm fairly certain we've got jobs soon... we went to an interview downtown yesterday, which was a mild disaster. We had met some people at the mall, and we were just kind of chatting and they told us they could call up their boss and get us an interview.
Cool enough... We went through everything, but it was a really crappy, comission based sales job. You know the kind... where people stand on the street and badger you to come over and "talk for a while"? Plus, they wouldn't even tell us directly what we were expected to sell. The most we got out of them was, "oh... it's just sales." The final straw was we would have to buy essentially a brand new wardrobe of professional looking clothes, which unfortunately doesn't fit into the backpacker budget.
So instead we wandered around the city! Here's a few pictures of Brizzie:
Then, to console ourselves, we went to the bar with friends. Always a fun plan! It was Trivia Night, so that was really fun. We did rather well, because we had two Canadians, two Irish guys, and a Brit in our group. Pretty much covered the geography trivia ^0^! After everyone was thouroughly happy, the boys decided to build a tower out of empty jugs. They collected several from our table, and once people figured out what was going on, the whole bar started donating jugs to the cause:
I must say, they we very pleased with themselves once they had finished. I think it was like... 30 jugs high, from floor to ceiling, and it did stand by itself. A few more jugs were consumed, in celebration, and then it fell over. Ah well... there are always fun times to be had at the Backpackers Bar!
That's all for now! I'll make sure to keep you posted on the progress of my job hunting...OH! And Happy Birthday Mummy!!! Love you! I'll phone you on your birthday for sure...