I'll be staying here at the hostel as a cleaner for 2 weeks. My daily tasks include housekeeping, vacuum, toilet/shower room/kitchen/living room cleaning. Busy from 9.30am or 10am after guests checking out till 12 noon. Does this sound like the maid of your house?
I met few Asian friends these two days. 1. Angel from Taiwan, also a cleaner as me. 2. Sunny from Malaysia visited Oamaru with Tomo. 3. Tomo from Japan going to Wanaka for snow boarding next day. 4. Jim from China (NZ citizen) coming to Oamaru for Bachelor Degree industry training...
4 of us (except Jim) went to observe blue penguin last nite just couple of minutes walk from our hostel, but it was in the dark and in the chilling night. We saw few but they refused to came out for a walk and just stayed near the bush. They are cute, a bird swims with wing and they can't fly :P
At least now I can relax for 2 weeks, then I have to worry about my next move and getting a paid job. Everything is back to basic, a shelter and enough food. Although the chocolates, potato chips, milk, cheese & wine here are cheap, but buying them are considered luxury.
My lunch & dinner are very simple, white rice, bowl of mixed vege (with soup/gravy), eggs that's all. Sometimes I share my cook with my workmate. Breakfast always have toast with jam & coffee that provided by hostel. When you are here in this condition, you will just treasure every single rice and appreciate any happy and safe moment.