Saturday, September 25, 2010

1-0-0 Days

100 days ago I was traveling up north Tasmania. My first time up north.

Dropped by a zoo. My first time in a zoo.

Saw Tasmanian devil. My first time seeing one alive.

Saw Koala. My first time seeing one too. But hiding and sleeping.

Saw Platypus. My first time.

Saw Echidna. My first time again.

Went to Green Beach. My first time there.

Saw sunset. My first time in an Australian beach.

After a day full of "first times", I went home.

And I got the news.

For the very first time, I lost a friend I know personally.
My tears dropped for the first time in Australia.

100 days has gone bro. Still missing you. Just by looking at your facebook page I can truly say that you had live a good life; impacting so many people. I'm going back in 2 months time. How I wish you will be there. If going through the tunnel behind Kelana Jaya can link to Tasmania, as you joked, how good will that be.

I miss the night the picture above was taken. It was a crazy night but never know it was the last time hanging out with you bro.

I hope through all the sharing I did on this blog will show others how awesome you are, and you lived all up for Jesus. You are indeed a good brother and I know, I know, you rested in peace with our heavenly Father. Thanks, once again, for sharing a little part of your life with me. I'm honoured and blessed to be able to serve alongside with you for the last 2 years. See ya some day bro! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mid Spring Festivals

Red Lantern. September 2010. Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania.

No we didn't celebrate mid-autumn festival. It's Spring now.
Great to play with lantern although I'm old enough. A memorable night!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TODD 100920

 Little Girl Hanging On Air. May 2010. Launceston, Tasmania.

 Define: A true friend 

'Someone who is a partner or leader that is vulnerable; who is transparent and has no weakness that is too shameful or prideful to be exposed.'

Saturday, September 18, 2010

TODD 100917

I thank God for all the close brothers and sisters in Christ I know around me.
Having good Christian friends whom I can talk and share my heart openly to is really priceless.
The love and warmth is invisible, but my heart is like a radio, receiving the frequency and beats in joy.
I treasure you guys a lot, my dear brothers and sisters.
Just by feeling your genuine and humble friendship I can shout out and give my praise to God.
May God bless you with His choicest gifts from above.
God has always been good to me. You guys proved it.
Me @ playground. Spetember 2010. Hobart, Tasmania.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hari Malaysia

Malaysian Macro Map. September 2010. Hobart, Tasmania.

Today is officially a public holiday of Hari Malaysia (or Malaysia Day) for the first time in the history. Ah, too bad I'm not home. This is the 47th year of independence for Sabah and Sarawak. 
As a Sarawakian, this day is the actual day we got our freedom from the penjajah. Therefore it is very significant. It should not be ignored or forgotten. Thanks to Najib for setting it as a public holiday. Wonder what the previous prime ministers were thinking. Perhaps they took their 'fixed deposits' for granted. Ha!
The map above is taken from a map shop in Hobart. I'm glad to see that the Sarawak map has Sibu on it, and the other is Kuching. I guess this is a pretty old map aka outdated as I think the more recent maps would show Miri instead of Sibu. 

Anyway, I should look at the yellow part, cause that is the Malaysia today. 

I wonder how would the colour code be in the next few years or decades. There is this movement currently trying to get Sabah and Sarawak out of the Malaysia coalition. Or perhaps it's not currently, but it is an idea or a goal for a group of people all these while. Could that be a reality some day?

There are so many factors to be considered for that to happen. With the oil reserve depleting pretty soon, what could be the main economic backbone of the states if they were to be independent? Could they actually be successful in competing with Putrajaya and Singapore? Ha, I'm not gonna go into further details but there are some discussions going on about this topic in the forums online. Google on and read some.

The most I can imagine is this.
New Malaysia Map. 16 September 2xxx.

Selamat Hari Malaysia. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Embrace

Embrace the Space. August 2010. Inveresk, Launceston, Tasmania.

When space is not merely a space;
but a relationship of different virtual elements,
with different kinds of theories and philosophies.

Just gonna embrace it, and pass my history and theories in design assignment. Argh! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Go Away Winter

Gloomy Plum Flower. August 2010. Launceston, Tasmania.

The winter is over. Why is it still that cold?
Even the plum flower picture above can't have a bright blue sky as backdrop.  How pathetic.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

MSA Night... More pics

Didn't have enough time to go through the pictures until now. Here are some of the pictures taken during the Malaysian Student Association night happened on last Merdeka Day. It was cool to hang out with Malaysians (and some Singaporeans) from Utas. I had fun although we lost the table game. But I did managed to stay cool and not laughing in a game which got me a meal voucher. Ha!

I was actually trying to test out my new gotten flash that night. Unfortunately the battery went flat after about 30-40 pictures. Well, because they were new batteries hence I didn't wanna recharge them before hand although I knew they might have low power since I have been using them for the whole month. Well, that hints that I have not been using or playing with it much. True. The assignments are to be blamed.

Well, enjoy the pics!

This is my country! Negaraku!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It Comes and Goes

Spotlight and Balloon. September 2010. Hobart, Tasmania.

Ha!

I never mention anything about mid semester break on this blog.
And now that I'm mentioning, it's actually the last day of the break.
Week 8 continues tomorrow. And it's the final few weeks of the degree study. 

Gambateh.

My friends.

And myself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MSA Night

MSA Night. August 2010. Archers Manor, Launceston, Tasmania.

Celebrated Merdeka day first time in oversea.
Thanks to the MSA night 2010 committee for the event. Great job.
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