Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's been a great year!

Oh wait.......It's the last day of 2009 already??

I didn't even realised it until this moring when I got up from my bed.

And guess what?I'm working tonight.....and tmr night as well.....

What!Working on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?Yes.How depressing!

Ever since working,I really start to appreciate people that work during weekends,holidays, and festive seasons.All these years during those times,I'll hang out with my family and friends. We go makan, watch movie, and shopping. During festive seasons, I'll go to places where the shops are open till past midnight to enjoy the atmosphere. During new year's eve,I'll usually got to church for watchnight service and after that,head for supper and laze around gurney drive till early morning.

I have never come to realization that these people had to sacrifice their time by working to give us the weekend and festive mood.We sometimes grumble when the shops we wanna go are closed on holidays.Now I know how it feels like to work while the whole world are partying.

Anyway,here are some of the highlights this year!

  1. I've not played the drums since early January.
  2. I've eaten Mcd less than 5 times throughout this year.
  3. I've experience summer,autumn,winter and spring for the first time.
  4. I've survived the hottest day which was 43C and the coldest night which was 5C without any air conditioning or heater.
  5. I've managed to spend less money here than back home.
  6. I've met so many different people from different parts of the world for the first time.
  7. I've lost 6kg since coming to Adelaide.
  8. I'm able to eat yogurt,salad,cereals for lunch and yet feel full for the first time.
  9. I'm part of Adelaide's biggest church,Paradise Community Church.
  10. I'm away from home for 10 months for the first time!

2009 has been one of my best years.I can say it is the best year since 2005.But I know that 2010 is gonna be even better.

Thanks everyone for making this year such a memorable one for me.

I'm so excited and fired up for 2010.

Happy New Year!!=)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kangaroo Island!!!Woohoo!!!!

Since Sayo will be leaving in 2 weeks time,we as housemates planned an outing together.We went to Kangaroo Island last Monday.It was like a housemates' outing,just 4 of us.

If u didn't know,Kangaroo Island is the 3rd largest island in Australia,behind Tasmania and 1 more I forgot.We paid 220$ for a day tour that includes 2 way bus,ferry, and 2 course lunch.It was worth every dollar.

All right!Time for the photos=)

Our boarding pass.

The sunrise on the way to the island.*I took this in the bus*

Me and Ray on the ferry.

Live sea lions!!!!!

That's me with the sea lions behind.

We also had a bird show.

The owl hopping on everyone's leg!

Look at this majestic when it flap its wings!

Myself with ther bird!

This was at a rock which was carved by the sea and the wind for thousand of years.It has many funny shapes!

These are some of the scenary I saw.It was just breath taking.It's much much better than the pics here.U really gotta go see it for urself!!

The 4 of us.....Friends forever!!

Nature reminds me of how beautiful my father's creation are.

Have a look at these nature,and u'll realised how small we are,how small our problem is.

I love nature!=)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another friend gone.

Last Tuesday,another good friend of mine has gone back to his country for good.He's Shin Jae Ahm from Korea.

This was him and me last April

He was my first Korean friend and also my first few friends I had during my early days in Adelaide. He lived next to my room in my former accomodation and was one of my very good friends here in Aus.

I always hang around in his room with other friends when we are free and we just chat,play guitar(he's a very good guitarist),drink and eat pizzas.He's a really kind gentleman.....he's still available!*Any girls interested,please contact me=P*

The night before he left,we threw him a party.We were absolutely crazy!

Everyone busy preparing food for the party.....

Ahm and another Korean guy,Ki cooking......

This is the famous bugolgi Ki was cooking....

Ray is in charge of the sausages......

This is Kimchi with tofu....typical korean food.

We had pizzas too.....

Everyone makan-ing....

Me with the pizza......

This is Ahm,myself and all my housemates=)

All a sudden,out came a Doremon....

This is 1 crazy Japanese dude.....his name is Yutaka.

U wanna piece of us??

Suddenly,out came a "pretty" girl!!!!!

The Doremon became a girl suddenly!

Both of them having great fun!!

I had fun too!XD

3 pretty Japanese girls....haha...

We also got him a shirt......

Wanna see what it is???

It's "AIYOOOO!!!!"......He learned how to say it when he came here.He said he'll teach his friends how to say "Aiyooo","Lah","Lo"!!!!!

The next day,me and some of us went to the airport to send him off.

We gave him more surprises.

A photography book of us with a DVD inside!!!

Inside the book is all our signature,wishes and photos collected from the 1st day we met him till the last day.

That's Ki,Yutaka,Ahm,Tushig(Mongolian),Joko(Indonesian) and me....all the guys!!!

My last picture with him before he left.

Sad that another friend is gone.More to come. Many friends leaving this and next month. How sad!

I probably just gotta get used to it.I'm gonna be here for at least another 2.5 years and I'm gonna see many friends come and go.

Back home,u don't really treasure ur friends so much compared to here.Why?Because humans tend to take things for granted.When our friends is there year in,year out,we just take them as if they'll be there forever.

Here in Aus,there are many exchange students where u only get to see them for 6 months. 1 year by max. U tend to treasure each other more because u know it's just these few months that u can really have quality fellowship together. U may or may not see them.....ever again.

So,treasure all ur friends.

Put all the egoness,the bitterness,the misunderstandings aside if u have them with ur friends.Just forgive and make amends.

Kick all the dramas aside.

U may not have them forever.