Monday, September 25, 2006
Ahh, the leisurely country life!
If you think Brisbane is relaxing compared to Singapore/Melbourne (which I think it is), welcome to Bundy-the land where the pace slows righhhhhhhhhhht down. People are so friendly here, they behave as if they have all the time in the world. Whenever I walked along the main street, people would greet me and stop abit for a chat or a handshake (it's weird getting all these attention since coming from singapore). The only problem is, I keep getting mistaken for a Japanese tourist!
Aside from enjoying free cable TV from my 4 star motel, I've recently joined the local ballroom dance classes. Have I really been transported back in time to the 1940s, where they have strange social dance routine names like Queen of Hearts? It certainly feels like it. At intermission, everyone paused to enjoy some homemade cakes and sandwiches, and the grandpas and grandmas would come up and greet me before returning to their graceful waltz routines. Sigh, I love the elegance of waltz, gliding effortlessly across the shiny floor carried by songs of enchanting romance...
Here's Bundy by night
Bundy by day...
Colorful buildings and plenty of parking spaces on the main street...notice how there's hardly any people?
The Bundy church, in tropical paradise
Check out this Bundy Rum cake from 'Across the Waves Sports Club'!!! If you love tiramitsu, you'll LOVE the flavour of this cake, drenched in the good old Bundaberg Rum! The sports club was surprisingly lively, with jolly groups of people drinking beer, live bands playing classics and people jiving and rocknrolling to the music.
Beautiful one day, perfect the next. The day I landed off this tiny jet plane, the sky was oh so blue. The sky's been blue ever since. No I'm not joking! It's been sunny and 25 degrees every day.
Next on the checklist: a drunken wine tasting tour, a famous barrier reef and a gorgeous island named after a lady
xiao ying @ 9:38 PM.
Name: Xiao Ying
Year of birth: 1982
Star Sign: Scorpio
Goal: To capture moments in life, and share it with those who matter
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"NOW" is a gift, that's why they call it "THE PRESENT"
Travel life has the essence of a dream.
It is something outside the normal,
yet you are in it.
It is peopled with characters you have never seen before
and in all probability will never see again.
It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness,
and pangs of longings...
But you are like the vikings who have gone into a world of adventure,
and home is not home until you return.
But home is where the heart is.
So where is home?
Dance like no one is watching
Love like you've never been hurt
Sing like no one's listening
Live like it's heaven on earth
Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite the mind and alert the senses...
Unexpected events in our daily lives are like different flavors that lie waiting beneath each chocolate cover.
Just like Forrest Gump explained:
"Life is like a box of chocolate, coz you never know what you're gonna get"