[Australia flags] – V’s Flickr, 26 Jan ’08.
It’s been a year since I first came to Australia, and once again it’s Australia day! Today (aka Saturday) is the official day, but Monday’s a public holiday as well heh heh, good for everyone on a 5 day week.
Before we headed inside, last year.
Before I headed inside, this year. Thanks again to the guys who came down this year; thanks x2 to those who came both times.
Been hit pretty hard right by reality right after I came back, barely had time to sleep so heh, here’s a weekend post. How have you people been this week? I hope you guys are enjoying the weekend as much as I am. Enjoyment here means being able to have time to laze around at home and tidy things up, rather than going out.
Stoning at Perth, international terminal. The bottom right picture’s a representation of stupidity, because I stuck my old Aussie SIM inside (I’ve switched to Virgin Mobile since) and expected it to work.
It’s a really bloody hot day today; signs of a scorching summer day include flies buzzing around you, and actually feeling sweat crawling out of your pores. I’m happy enough sitting at the computer, listening to music and enjoying chilled watermelon. This is how a hot summer’s day should be spent : ) Shade and slurping cold refreshments, out of the blazing rays.
Last year’s Australia Day was spent at V’s auntie’s place, clueless totally and struggling to find a place of our own. A year later we’re in our own apartment, comfortably settling down with a better idea of the future. Slow and steady does it, methinks.
What my house looked like on the day I touched down aka WW3: it’s improved noticeably in terms of tidiness since.
We’re planning to get (get aka buy) our own place, but that’s gonna be like a year or so later in the future. Meanwhile, I’ve got to pray that my work visa comes sooner.
Here’s some shots that I took of the parade just now; it’s supposed to showcase the different nationalities that make up Australia these days.
Lousy shots due to the distance, as you can probably tell.
I like this shot for some reason or other.
It was so hot, I wore my singlet out.. and still sweated.
Flinders Street aka I am Legend mode: where’d all the people go? (There’s still a few of ’em to the left though.)
Random shots of the workers nearby.
And here’s several shots of the flags that were waving around on Bourke Street:
That’s all for the day; I’m feeling a little sleepy now. I’ll go look for food once the Windows updates are done, and maybe take a nap. V’s dozing off on the sofa now, and watching her sleep makes me feel sleepy too.
– Househunting Thursday