Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
On our way to Swan Reach, Steven and I drove some beautiful hills. I know the appearance of these hills are no longer natural because they are all cleared down. There should be more trees in this area.
I was tempted to climb to the top and let my body roll down the hill. But I was not that stupid. Besides, I might hit my head on a rock or get bitten by a snake.
All of my friends know that I love empty spaces and that is why I moved here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I had not gone fishing since I was 8 years old and that was when my father let me use his bamboo fishing pole. Last weekend, Steven loaned me his mum's fishing pole made of steel and rubber. His brother bought a couple of tubs of worms.
We did not get any fish although some of the local insects got to us. We hope to return when the river water is a bit higher.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Poor Steven--he was wearing only a simple shirt while I was comfortably pushing the shutter button in my warm jacket.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Anyway, there was the Karoonda Farm Fair 3-4 April. I really did not expect anything but to see tractors and sheep. Well, I did see tons of them but I did not expect that there would be different kinds. I thought the only varieties of sheep were the black ones and the white ones. I did not know that even the white ones have different breeds. I was able to pat the rams but the ewes probably sensed that I love slapping them on the barby.
I was amazed to watch some sheepdog demonstrations. Those dogs must be very intelligent to be able to execute some very complicated herding techniques. I thought it was just barking and running around. Being a sheepdog involves calculations, agility and obedience.
I was also introduced to a platform where cars board on. Then, these huge planks of wood take the cars to the other side of the river.
Finally, I witnessed a real sheep-shearing competition. I have to inform all of my men-crazed readers--it is not as sexy as we thought. Most sheep-shearers are not muscular and handsome lads. Many of them are overweight and very unkempt. I should have let my fantasies come untouched. What a disappointment!
I hope you enjoy the videos and photos.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Yes, I already received my certificate IV in TESOL from the mail. Thanks, Chris W, for receiving the mail for me.
I wonder if prospective employers will be more interested now with this certificate in my hands.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I live in Adelaide now where the population is only a teeny weeny fraction of what Bangkok and Manila have. That means there is not a huge "market" here for a public transport system that is as big as the two cities I mentioned previously.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to drive.
I depend a lot on my partner to take me to places where I need to go but he has a full-time job. And I am a full-time student so I need to leave our unit almost everyday.
During the first few months, I had been taking buses. They are fucking slow and almost always late. Sometimes, they are 10 minutes late. Sometimes, the bus I am waiting for do not come at all.
A week ago, I made a new discovery: the Adelaide trains. They are on time and if they are late, it is only for 2 minutes. The closest (Alberton) station is an 8-minute walk from our unit. It is the same distance between my old Thai apartment and the Chong Nonsi station in Bangkok.
Plus traffic won't be a problem and I can read better because it is really smooth. I just wish that the crowds in Adelaide trains were as tight as the ones in Manila.