Feb. 1st, 2012 11:34 am
whiteadelphi: (zai battousai)
[personal profile] whiteadelphi
I had to run crying to a friend who knows how to enrol, mind, because damn it's a convoluted process down here. But now officially enrolled! I'm doing a major in Japanese with two minors in Asian Studies and Anthropology. And shoring the rest up with random History subjects that might well make up another minor by the end. 8|a

And now I just need to... find money from somewhere, as I'm flat broke and work is quiet and I won't get paid Austudy until I actually start university. >_> I know Centrelink will give me a thousand dollars up front, and if I'm lucky I'll get the scholarship which will also give me 1250 for financial hardship, but the fact is I probably owe my housemate around $2000 by now and I need to replace everything except my jeans and shoes, and most importantly if I'm going to university...

...I need glasses. ._. Because anyone who knows me is aware that I can't read a sign post if it's more than 20 feet away and I sit far closer to the television than I should in order to read text in games. Heck, often I have trouble reading restaurant menu boards. So...going to sit lectures with someone at the front writing up notes on a whiteboard sounds particularly to me like I should finally get my ass into gear and get the damn things.

So they're several hundred dollars. 8D

Help, I'm drowning in debt? Oh well, I'll get there eventually. Somehow.

Anyway. I'm running around busily, so am slow on everything ever, including tags, including updates. Have a good week. o/


I wrote one paragraph of Misconduct and one paragraph of Zaibatsu. FEAR MY WRITING SPEED. But at least I made a start, in that... I sat down and forced myself to write something. Oh muse, come back to me. But maybe it'll get easier?

Date: 2012-02-01 03:02 am (UTC)
zig_zag123: (He did it)
From: [personal profile] zig_zag123

...mine cost 480 American dollars

XD But! I also had mine anti-glared, double thinned, and insured. But this is because I can't see my own fingers without my glasses on. They're just blobs so I pimp out my lenses. XD So hopefully yours won't be that bad!

Also think of them like an investment. If you take decent care of them you probably won't need to change them. My dad has had the same lenses for about 10 years as he only uses them for reading. I change mine out every 2 to 3 years because I am pretty much literally blind without them so I tend to be anal about it if I get even a tiny scratch on them.

Just some food for thought before you go in to get them checked! o/ Also out of that 480 dollars was the 50 the doctor charged me for the eye exam.

Date: 2012-02-01 03:06 am (UTC)
zig_zag123: (Out of the Way)
From: [personal profile] zig_zag123
Actually, now that I stop to remember this is how the end charges came up as:

$50 - Eye Exam
$99 - New frames and lenses
$331 - All the bells and whistles!

Yeah, they're still expensive and I don't know how Australia pricing will work, but I know I like walking in with SOME kind of idea what to expect. So there's what I know about getting my new glasses here in America.

Date: 2012-02-01 03:23 am (UTC)
flickerflash: (neutral)
From: [personal profile] flickerflash
Hmm, okay! Hopefully I can find a cheapish pair to begin wtih and then when I'm no doubt rolling in money later I can get a better set >_>

Date: 2012-02-01 03:56 am (UTC)
zig_zag123: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zig_zag123
Also a thought I know my dad actually did finally pick up a new pair of glasses. (He keeps losing his other pair) and he picked them up at a cheap dollar general kind of store. (I can't remember if you guys have anything like that. It's not a super market, but has a little bit of everything at fairly low prices because everything is generic brand)

They had a +1 label as his eye sight isn't bad and he knows that's his prescription. Maybe if you really want to save some money you could find some rack glasses and try some on to see how much the help/don't help. Although most of them are pretty ugly. BUT he only paid about 5 bucks for them! Not ideal, but cheap.

Date: 2012-02-02 05:56 am (UTC)
motokomaharet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] motokomaharet
Eye exam = free. See bulk billed to medicare once every two years. So go some where like OPSM or Health Partners. They both do really good tests. Ask for a print out of what your prescription needs to and then maybe go to Specsavers for your glasses. I do not recommend getting the actual glasses from OPSM, Overpriced zealots. Nor Health Partners unless you have health cover there.

Uni... Yay for enrolment.
I will be tutoring Anthropology, so you might have to put up with me as your tutor. It could be a good thing as I can majorly help you out.

I tremble at the pace of your writing speed. At least the muse might come back...


Date: 2012-02-03 01:35 pm (UTC)
mikangirl: (today's pretty awesome)
From: [personal profile] mikangirl
Awesome. Thanks for the advice! Tutoring at the university or externally...? I'm not sure how it works.

Date: 2012-02-10 07:37 am (UTC)
motokomaharet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] motokomaharet
I shall be tutoring at the university.


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