I fell behind in updating my diary entries slightly because for the past couple of days, I’ve been sick- I’ve had a sore throat, I feel cold, and I have no energy, and that’s prevented me from doing a lot of the things I wanted to do. Even today I haven’t gotten any work done so far because I’ve been trying to rest and drink a lot of fluids, but I hope to get at least one part of my workload done before the end of the day.

The only thing that makes me feel better about being sick is that it’s not as bad as the cold I had when I first arrived in Australia, where I had a terrible headache in addition to everything else I’m going through now. My family’s suggested that I go to a local doctor about the cold I have now, but I want to wait and see if it goes away by itself in the next couple of days, because usually that’s what happens when I have these kinds of colds.

Also, something else that’s worth mentioning is that yesterday I got to go to an Indigenous festival of sorts, with all kinds of stalls, merchants, and free food for everyone, which was pretty interesting- our teacher took us there for our last Indigenous class, and I’m glad he did, since it wasn’t a bad way to bring the class to a close.