Saturday, December 03, 2011
After 4 months in China I have returned AND IT IS MY BIRTHDAY! Fabulous! Please join me to celebrate another year of my life and my return to Australia (again)!
Sunday, December 11th from 3pm until late at my house in West Melbourne. As always, drop by to visit, nibble &dine. Bring something to share and hugs (China was lacking in the hugs department).
YAY! Can't wait to see you all!
Monday, August 08, 2011
Think. Pack. Roll and band everything. Pack all the essentials. Who know's what they'll have in China. Surely they have that...maybe not. Put it in, take it out. But it's pretty! But it's shiny! But I like it! But it's heavy. Put it in, take it out. It's expendable, take it. It's precious, leave it safely at home. Envision it being hot, but its cold right now! Envision it being hot...it will be hot...very hot!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'm off to China (on a scholarship)!! I am going to Tianjin (1 hour from Beijing) to take photos and learn Chinese.
I will not have access to Facebook in China so you can follow me here as usual or email me. I hope to send out regular messages, telling you about my adventures, if you want off the Chinese mailing list, just let me know =)
Friday, June 03, 2011
this is not my photo
My friend Strawberry had an extra ticket to the Gold Coast for the weekend and so here I am! I left straight from uni and have nothing but a phone, wallet, photoshop book, hard drive, some chocolate....so as I sit here typing I'm in a beautiful dress of Strawberries', have been given a toothbrush and borrowed a Cannon SLR to take pictures with! The stars are aligned and Strawberry is so happy to have me here and with nothing shows my dedication!
Last night I flew into the Gold Coast airport, got a ride with the guy sitting next to me to Surfers Paradise and met up with Strawberry and her contingent of friends. We went to beach and the surreal night view of skyscrapers on beach was my first experience of the Gold Coast and something like an Asimov novel. After, Strawberry took us to 'the Swinging Safari' which is the funkiest place yo hang out apparently. There was live music and a friend of Strawberries started rapping along with the band while we dressed up in floral costumes provided by the establishment!
Strawberry leaves for Europe soon so we are visiting her family (it's nice to finally meet the people I have heard so much about) and relaxing after a busy uni and work schedule last semester! Home Monday night to see my friend Jarrod before he leaves for Peru. Then get some editing done and start working on projects for the holidays. Submitting an application to go to China today through the Australian government and RMIT...life sure is interesting!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Thank you to everyone for your support in March. I have had some lovely letters from couch surfers and friends and so many people have offered to help.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
It was an interesting Valenteine’s Day of death, disability and real love. The love of a community, a church, a daughter and of friends and family. So although I didn't go out on a date this Valentines Day, much to the dismay of the gentleman at the pool who profess 'if I was 40 years younger...', luckily I was asked to a funeral. And I am okay with that =)
After I posted the above, google responded with advertisements for life and death, just to sum up my day:
'Come on on guys, that is pathetic...and a bit eavesdropy!' is how I responded
Q:What do you get when caramel cake filling dribbles onto the counter?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
From a recent letter to my Aunt Pat in Texas:
So for me in Jan 2011, I am house hunting with 3 different friends, triple your chances of finding something as the market in Melbourne is very very difficult to get into here. There are more tenants then housing and so it is $pricey$ too. I am not looking too far ahead because I am unsure about pursuing my photography course further (as usual) but first things first, house and new job, then we'll work on that later *sheepish grin*.
I went to a local market today and had a garage sale yesterday and made around $300 so thats a weight off my mind, all that unwanted stuff that I had. My car is currently reversed in the driveway with all unsold items thrown in the back so that tomorrow I can sort out the mess which looks like a 'dogs breakfast' as they say here. Tomorrow I also have to pick up some items from the library which I am quite excited about (and get a few more, I like finding about things and hunting for them at the library rather then randomly selecting items for the library although I am hoping to try it the other way soon, one day when I have time), visit the framers, call my work about a mistake in my pay, look for houses, was a tent and clean my sink, write a web designer about my photography site, invite my friends to an upcoming exhibition which is a fundraiser for a contemporary art gallery in trendy St Kilda, tell a few friends about a meditation-ish workshop on Thurs and on top of it all I am aiming to accomplish something big like submitting paperwork for my dentist or writing a prospectus for a non profit I'd like to start.....no rest for the wicked and I dare say I wont get everything done tomorrow....the curse of optimism, this glass is overflowing.