Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Countdown to graduation - 2 more days. My feeling right now??? Mixed feeling. Joy, happy and sad. It is true that all journey must come to an end and so does mine but to tell you the truth, I wasn't prepare for it at all. It is too sudden but as for me, I should be looking forward for it and start thinking about the future now. I always say this, "I'm not getting any younger "and thus, I should start building my career as soon as possible. Now, I got something to jump start my career and it should begin soon. Sooner that what I would expected but for me, it is a bliss.
Waterfront, here I am at this place again.
Same place but at different time.
I really didn't noticed this boat the last time I came here.
Huge, that was my first impression about it.
I really should try riding it no matter what the price is.
Christmas is 2 weeks away.
Made from buoy, the same design like last year.
Reminiscence of the good old days.
P/s I had the same dream again but this time around, I couldn't care less whether it might come true or not. I really couldn't be bother with it. That's something good coming out from me.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Declared a National Park in 1984, The Grampians National Park is an oasis of diversity, set amongst the agricultural Western District of Victoria. The 167,000 acres house around a third of Victoria's plant species, and forms a safe haven for many species of marsupial and mammal." That is what said in the travel brochure and that is among the reason why I really wanted to go there.
Yaris, really an economical car.
What is left after the forest fire.
The trail to McKenzie Falls.
Some hiking needed to get there.
The first waterfall that we found on our way to the bottom.
Simply breathtaking, wouldn't you agree???
Unfortunately, we can't swim here, it is too deep and the water current here is really strong.
View from below.
Some other part of the Grampians.
On our way home.
P/s Waiting for my convocation day plus rushing to finish up my journal before end of the year.
Monday, December 15, 2008
First and foremost, my deepest condolences to all of the family that are affected by the massive landslide that happen in Bukit Antarabangsa last week and also I would like to thank everyone who called and messaged me regarding it especially Fatin, Zam/Lin, Inur, Aini, and the rest of it. Alhamdullilah, my house is not affected. Apart from that incident, a lot of things has happen for the past two weeks time. Reconciliation, tough decission, tendered my resignation at Pancake Parlour and the most important thing is, I've embarked on a new journey all the way to Brisbane from Melbourne, driving. Yup, that's 2,500km of driving to be exact and it is only one way.Melbourne - Canberra - Sydney - Tuntable Creek - Brisbane - Gold Coast - Melbourne
The three of us.
Day 1 -Melbourne. We are planning to cover 4 states in 6 days. Victoria, ACT (Australia Capital Teritory), New South Wales and finally Queensland.
Day 1 - NSW. First stop, Halbrook, the town with the infamous Oberon class submarine. At first, it is quite weird to have this full scale submarine in a middle of nowhere (the nearest seaport is located 400km away) but there is an interesting story behind it and I will tell about it later on.
Day 1 - ACT. Canberra, there's nothing much to do in this city except visiting the Parliment House.
Day 1 - ACT. Really resemble Putrajaya back home.
Day 2 - NSW. Next stop, Sydney and this time around it is Eidul Adha.
Day 2 - NSW. The city at night.
Day 2 - NSW. Opera House. The visit to Sydney won't be complete without visiting this place at least once.
Day 3 - NSW. On our way to my Auntie's place in Tuntable Creek. At first, we decided to spend the night in Sydney but during the last minutes, we changed our mind and opted to straight away drive there (It took us nearly 12 hours of driving plus some rest to get there). Notice something handy??? Yup, that's my GPS over there. Really reliable.
Day 3 - NSW. Finally we are here. Just 45 minutes from Lismore.
Day 3 - NSW. Strolling in the garden.
Day 4 - Queensland. Brisbane, we really underestimate this city. It is bigger that what we had thought before.
Day 4 - Queensland. Southbank, a nice place to unwind.
Day 5 - Queensland. A trip to Movie World. Felt like a kid again.
Day 5 - Queensland. Gold Coast at night.
Day 6 - Queensland. This time around, we took a flight home. One way of driving is hard enough but to return to Melbourne driving??? It would be suicidal.
P/s My mom is here for the graduation.
Monday, December 1, 2008
It's been nearly 2 months since my last trip to Tasmania and now I'm itching for another adventure. My breakaway/end of uni life trip will commence next week and I could hardly wait for it. Apart from the trip, something unexpected happen last night (Saturday night), I've been told by Bec that I've passed my cook test. To tell you the truth, I think I really didn't deserve to pass. I'm still not good or lousy at it especially when there's heap of order and I tend to lost my composure during that time. But I should be thankful to them for entrusting me and now it will become harder for me to quit (the thought of quitting has been running in my mind for the last couple of days - and now I need to postpone it for a while). Alright, I'll give it another 2 more months and hopefully I can endure it.
Hobart Airport. On my way back from Tasmania.
Reminisce of the old times. I used to study aviation back then.
Men at work. Come rain or shine, the jobs have to be done.
As always, window's seat is a must.
Looks like toys from above.
Now I'm planning for a trip somewhere in the northern part of Australia.
Just wait fot the updates.
P/s The house is in a mess. Need to clear those unwanted stuff.