ADELAIDE - I attributed my desire to study in Adelaide to one of my favorite British singers Adele.
I think there is a striking resemblance between her songs and the place Adelaide, apart from the name of course.
Adele sings beautifully. She’s got the voice of an angel and she sings heartbreaking songs. I wonder why such a beautiful woman like her sings sad songs! Does her heart really get broken or are they just songs?
Just like the beautiful Adele herself, Adelaide is well, B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
It is very calm and peaceful and more flexible with a multicultural community, and everywhere I go there is an atmosphere of friendliness.
Is everything ‘ADEL’ beautiful, calm and captivating? I remember coming across someone with the name Adela and she was warm, beautiful and had a very friendly nature.
So my very first photo in Adelaide that I uploaded on Facebook had the caption ‘HELLO from ADELE-aide’. HELLO is one of Adele’s songs. That was the first song that captured my heart and got me hooked to her. I became a fan after listening to that song.
Adelaide is known as the city of churches because you find a church on almost every street corner. It is also a city of festivals and Victoria Square is the hub of the excitement.
There is also Adelaide showground which reminds me a lot of our Morobe and Goroka shows, although there is nothing similar. Again, maybe it’s just the word ‘showground’.
The very first photo I mentioned was taken at Glenelg beach. And I thought wow - this is the beauty of Adelaide, long white sandy beaches, cafeterias and lots of fun stuff to do.
But that view changed when I visited Granite Island (Victor Harbour). It is a haven. Just magnificent. Maybe as I continue to explore South Australia that will change because there’s Kangaroo Island I still have to visit, the Barossa valley- the home of Jacobs Creek wine (yay, pop some bottles), Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and a lot more other places.
It feels like it’s going to be HELLO from ADELE-aide forever. I already feel attached to this place. No goodbyes.