Back to uni

For most, Uni has now started again here in Australia.

It is a time of great apprehension, excitement, clothing blunders and unmeasurable hope. This being my 5th year of uni, I’m quite used to the routine each new year brings, but I can still remember my first day and how I felt. It was for some stupid breadth subject that I absolutely loathed.Β It was such a waste of time but because of the Melbourne model we had to do it. It was probably at that time I thought “damn, should’ve gone to Monash”.

However, despite the many pointless subjects and stressful nights, I wouldn’t’ve had it any other way. And this is what I wish to tell my sister.

Yesterday was her first day and although it was uneventful and bland, I want her to know that uni will be some of the best days of her life. It is where i had the most fun and met the most incredible people and she will too.

I understand that when you start, it seems boring and totally overrated (at times it is 100%) but I don’t think many people look back on uni and think what a waste of time. Yes there are subjects (cough breadth cough) that are, but the lessons you learn, the person you find within yourself, will go with you even when you leave.

So if you too are starting Uni and are not looking forward to it, give it a chance. 3 or 4 years may seem like a long time, but in the grand scheme of things what’s a few years when finding out about yourself and the world? They will fly and before you know it,Β you’ll be working and looking back at your time now with a smile on your face.

So dress weird, cut your hair, travel, get a tattoo – whatever! Just enjoy πŸ™‚

xo

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No, not an iced coffee

Like most things, tastes change with the turn of a new season. For example, in winter I crave a piping hot cappuccino or a smooth, creamy latte. WhileΒ in summer, it’s completely different – the iced latte makes a strong return.

Living in Melbourne means I am constantly surrounded by good coffee – at least almost always. I love that I can always be a walk away from a quality cup of coffee; it’s incredibly reassuring.

Everyone also tends to be aware of the standard coffees that are ordered: you’ve got your cap, your latte, flat white, long black, short black and espresso. No one seems to have an issue with them, no wires seem to get crossed. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for my beloved iced latte.

If I order one in the city, it’s safe to say I get what I ask for and for the normal running price too. However, as you move more and more out towards the suburbs I have unfortunately found that knowledge of said iced latte – a.k.a the perfect summer drink – is minimal. I cannot tell you the amount of times I have asked for an iced latte and been met with frowns of confusion, followed with “do you mean an iced coffee?”

Now I don’t usually rant about silly little things like coffee (not really that silly πŸ˜‰ ) or other things that are really not detrimental, but I’m actually so over this *cry face*.

At first I was like oh ok, you don’t know what it is? That’s ok. I thought it was a one off thing, but the more I started to order it everywhere, the more people were like “sorry we don’t do that here”, “sorry I don’t know how to make that”, “sorry, sorry, sorry”.

AAAHHHHHHH I know many of you may not relate to this but I have found it incredibly frustrating that there are baristas who are unsure of how to make an iced latte! All it is, is cold milk poured over a cube (or cubes) of ice and the shot of coffee – that’s it! No ice-cream, no cream, no nothing – nothing extra. Just milk, an ice cube (or cubes depending on the size of your ice cubes) and the shot of coffee.

And to make matters worse, these places that have no idea what an iced coffee is, charge me almost DOUBLE the price of a normal coffee – you don’t even need to heat the milk up! why am I being charged extra?

YesΒ this is such a first world problem but this last one was the last straw.

To all the baristas out there, please learn how to make iced lattes – and learn the difference between it and an iced coffee (which includes cream and ice-cream). Pretty please πŸ™‚ .

Sincerely,
Now that I let my frustration out I feel better iced latte lover ❀