It looks like they're doing up the main street of Henderson once again. We used to have these fancy street lamps which were these domes on top of a metal pillar that lit up at night by the main crossing from West City to the other side of the main street (Great North Road). When I was walking down that road to the bank yesterday I was surprised to see they had replaced them with those ordinary yellow traffic lights and the domes were lying on the side of the road! You would think that in this day and age they would be trying to widen the road, especially with all the bus stops and car parks there. While they have done so for bus stops, in other areas of the road it looks as though they're trying to narrow the road with gardens! I don't exactly know what they have planned for the main street but hopefully it looks good. It better be for all the work they're doing down it!
Speaking of Henderson and West Auckland in general, it can be a bit lonely being a Westie at uni, especially in pharmacy. Everyone around you will likely be from North Shore and be from Westlake or Takapuna, or from Central and have attended Mt Roskill/Auckland/Epsom Grammar! They talk about stuff that goes on over in the Shore or over in Mt Roskill. You try tell them something about what happens out here in Henderson/Te Atatu...well they've never heard of Te Atatu to start with! I wouldn't be the first to admit that West Auckland isn't as...upper class...as other parts of Auckland (and then again I may just be stereotyping!) and so sometimes when you hear all your Shore/Central friends go on about their former school or their area all you can really do is listen with envy! (Trying not to trying not to trying not to!)
Anyway with a lack of good TV on tonight, I watched this Cantonese movie 'Love on a Diet' tonight which was pretty cool. I've got to try reconnect with my Chinese side! There's something about Chinese movies which make them pretty quirky and funny, even though they can be a bit cheesy at times! And most importantly, the happy ending is always cool! (Well...sometimes you just wish it would all end bad to better reflect the real world don't you...but we won't admit to that!)