I seriously have loved this song since I was a kid, except I always called it “the Chinese Chicken song” because of the lyric “Chickity China the Chinese chicken You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'”.
Anyways. I’ve been living in Ireland for a week already (can you believe it?!) and it’s not nearly as tough of an adjustment as the last time I moved abroad. I think it really hit me how much I’ve changed since the last time I lived in Maynooth, but especially since I moved to China, when the taxi driver said he could tell I traveled a lot because I was confident and self-assured and I thought, “Wow, I really am!”
Before I got here, I had a lot of things I needed to get done on my checklist, and thus far it looks like this:
SIM card for phone Boots Groceries uCard (student ID) Bank account
- Student Leap Card (bus/transit pass)
- Register with Garda
Get shelf for closet Unpack
- Hang stars & decorate
So I think I’ve done a pretty decent job. My suitcases were empty pretty quickly, although I do feel like I’m in perpetual need for a nice nap. I went to Dublin and picked up some boots before going out to the university to have a look around and pick up my ID card.
Classes start 1 week from today and I hope I’m ready. My room is too small for a desk, but the Maynooth University isn’t too far from here and I read somewhere that I can still get access to it somehow? I’ll have to investigate that further… tomorrow. 😛
One thing that makes me sad is that the shows I was watching on Netflix at home aren’t on Irish Netflix. :'(
Once I get my room a bit more tidied and organized (and my stars up!), I’ll try to remember to post pictures somewhere!
Have a great Monday (and week!)