I am doing fine here...sort of emotionally adjusted...do keep looking at my son's snaps/videos on my cell phone though....
The good part though is that my son is very happy out there with his dad and both sets of grandparents... does not speak much over the phone.. when i come on the webcam, he just points to the screen and says "Thats my amma" .. :)
Coming to the situation out here, i feel its quite ok here.. i mean as long as you dont roam out on the streets late in the night its ok i guess.. and even in that situation i really doubt whether the racisim factor comes into picture.. i guess its generally not a good idea to be flashy about ur things....all in all i dont feel unsafe here at all
here shops shut down very early on all days, except thursday.. Thursday is the shopping day and all shops r open till 9 PM...so, in a very quiet suburb on a weekend or a public holiday, the streets r deserted even at 6PM...in those cases it bcomes a bit scary if u have to walk on the streets... but i guess u wud be scared to walk on a lonely street even in Mumbai...right??
One very different thing i observed here was the general attitude..its quite laidback...On weekends most shops dont open andif they r open, its for a very short duration..unlike what we see in Mumbai..am not sure about other Indian metros.. working hours in offices are mostly till max 6PM. ppl come in early and leave early..which is in a way very good and Mumbai desperately needs to have that culture..
Places seem.. hmmm... not many till date mainly Sydney aquarium (the underwater section for sharks and stingrays is fantabulous), Luna park (i just love amusement parks, have visited Essel world in Mumbai 5 times already), Manly beach (lovely place to roam around), Darling harbour (looks amazing in the evenings)...Lots of places on the list , have to cover fast... :)
australians generally seem to be friendly, its some of the Indians here who hold their noses high... :D
Gosh... thats a long post.. not used to talking/writing much...
catch u later