Sunday, May 31, 2009

Aberta and an Ad

It's such a lovely photo.

Two handsome blond children, a boy and a girl, dressed in warm knit sweaters, run along a rugged northern beachfront.
Across the picture, the province's proud new slogan: Alberta. Freedom to create. Spirit to achieve.

It's a picture that perfectly captures the wide open spaces and wild skies of Alberta. No wonder the folks who designed Alberta's new $25-million "re-branding" initiative were keen to use it as a signature image in their campaign roll-out.

There's just one problem.

The picture was shot near the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland, 70 kilometres north of Newcastle-on-Tyne. In England, it's a famous beach, near Bamburgh Castle, known as the legendary home of Sir Lancelot.

For the rest of the story, click!
(It's really worth a read)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mugendai

Its an old song. But i Love it.

Infinite

Friendship, truth, dreams, hopes,
Happiness, smiles, courage, journeys
Joy and sorrow, we shared everything
on this road we've walked together;
our meeting was not just coincidence
All the things we've felt during these days we've lived,
our overflowing feelings are infinite!!

I'm so happy we met, for some reason my tears spill over
The energy in my heart is infinite, my dear friends

So many seasons pass and we know so much pain
When we stumbled and fell, we knew our limitless weakness

The world we dreamed of is never as easy as we thought
But the days we raised our fists in the air
Will become our treasure

Our hearts are exactly the same and we shared so many memories
Our overflowing dreams are infinite, my dear friends

Those clear, innocent days when we laughed together over silly stories
What this town gave us is a bridge of hopes the money can't buy

We watched so many nightsand knew so much loneliness
When our tears overflowed in sorrow, we knew limitless kindness

The world we pined for always felt so far away
But the days we ran through with our hearts connected
Are something irreplaceable

I'm so happy to be alive, for some reason my heart heats up
Our overflowing feelings are infinite, my eternal friends

Thank you for the kindness, thank you for the pain
Thank you for everything, I know I won't forget

I'm so happy we met, for some reason my tears spill over
Even if someday we're far, far apart, our tried and true bond won't break
The energy in my heart is infinite, my dear friends

My dear friends...Thank you

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sincerity

Not being there for someone doesn't mean that you are bad.
It means that you can't be there because you have set your priorities.

Why must there usually be a misconception on this ruling? Then you will get people talking back about your wrongdoings and forgetting what good you have done in just a split second.

Don't bother.
Whatever it takes, do it as long as it comes from your heart.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Week

It has been exactly one week since I've last updated.
I have been sick. Sick like I was never before.

I couldn't eat and was really tired of sleeping.
heh..heh...

PS: And I was in Melb yesterday sending off some friends back to KL
(I felt better already of course!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crude Oil

Today I watched a documentary on Crude Oil.
It was really really scary man.

Living sustainably is too complicated!
Sigh.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Test tube flower vase



Hmmm..interesting...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brakefast Breakfast

Woohoo!
Tomorrow I'll be volunteering for the 'Brakefast Breakfast' Event at Mawson Lakes.

Its a joint-collab by the uni, State Govt of SA, the Tech Park, city council and the Mawson Lakes community itself. It is actually to encourage people to use public transport - leaving their car at home; to help the environment by reducing carbon emissions. There will be free breakfast too!

If you happen to be in Mawson Lakes tomorrow, pleaaaaase drop by!
You'll see me in a green t-shirt. (just like the other volunteers). heh..heh...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Annoyed

Sometimes people can be so annoying.
Don't they know the word 'patience'???!!

.....and when they want something they can be really out of disgust!
Whoever's important does not really matter to me.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Anthony Warlow

These few posts I have made quite short. I know.
I heart Anthony Warlow.

Credit to S who gave me this link.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tomorrow...

Phantom of the Opera & sushi! Here I comeeee!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

When Tomorrow Comes...

Groundwater in Greater Adelaide:
- the use
- the management
- how sustainable has it being managed?
- economic point of view
- social considerations
- environmental concerns
- aquifer system in the Northern Adelaide Plains
- groundwater as a major concern pertaining its quality (i.e. salinity)
- groundwater recharge
- what various organisations are doing in sustainable groundwater management and allocation
- 45 minutes

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Relieved

Today was a relief!!!
After the looooong trip to Mawson Lakes just to find my USB, and came back home dissapointed, I was relieved to find out that it was in my bag all the while.

Haihhhhhh~~

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another Passion

I love travelling but I need to learn to pack light.
End up bringing back unused clothes.

;)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Being Passionate

I'm now being passionate as I once have been before (similar, I could say).
You might not understand, but I'm writing this to express myself on how Im feeling right now.

You'll go head over heels to achieve or stive and actually succeed to get that something that you wanted soooo much - even when you couldn't achieve it 100% cos it takes a looooong time.

Being passionate and enthusiastic about something gives to an automatic motivation to you to really have to do whatever it takes and putting all you effort into it (eventhough you have other more important commitments to be done).

You'll be merely satisfied discovering that you have actually taken a step to draw yourself closer.
Slowly, bit by bit.

I'm trying.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mom's Day

Happy Mothers' Day to Mama and all mothers and soon-to-be-moms out there!!

God Bless.

;)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Verdict

Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past was not as expected.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cycling and Sustainability

Cycling as the most sustainable means of transportation.
My lecture today was about sustainable transport. Well, yeah we have to deal about sustainability everyweek cos the course is all about 'Sustainability'.

The guest lecture today was someone from the uni unit (which im not sure which dept) and she's keen on sustainability in transportation. She's an American, living in Adelaide.
The topic was interesting thou. I was triggered. The comparisons made during the lecture was transportation in European countries and America and of course, Australia.
She also mentioned about Curitiba, Brazil, which can be considered having the most sustainable tranportation system in the world - even the trains are all designed with consideration of human ergonomics. I was impressed.
That adds on my must-go places list for now.

What they are saying is that, the locals are not making full use of the public transport system here, and Australia is among one of the countries with the least number of people who cycle or walk. Denmark and The Netherlands have the highest rate of those who cycle and walk.
Bus frequency and high cost of public transportation were among the debatable issues raised. Worse still, temperature was also one of the factor - despite of having specially designed bicycle lanes and segregated pedestrian walkways.

*Sigh

So it occured to me. There weren't any comparisons made amongst the Asian countries. I'm taking Malaysia for example. We ain't have segregated bicycle lanes. We actually have none to be precise~! (except for those used internally i.e. universities). Pedestrian walkways are built too near the main road. Unsafe because of the high volume of vehicles and more prone to snatch theft (which is a BIG issue here). So I don't think we could actually inculcate cycling amongst the people here in Msia. Also another factor is the weather which makes it more difficult. How should we cycle/walk if it rains everyday?Also the urban sprawl in KL is highly scattered and some suburbs are located way to far from the city.

Achieving sustainability is one thing. Having to take a step towards it is another.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Seven

The opposite sides of a dice always add up to seven.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Me Being Observant

I've never had the weirdest lectures and lecturer ever till today!
He's a foreigner and I realised him doing so much eye contacts only to the locals.
Or should I say...those with a Caucasian look.
(In case you're wondering, there's only like a handful of them doing this course, so it was obvious. I was being very very observant on wherever direction he was looking at)

Come to think about it, it was funny. Really.

;D

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Travel

I love reading travel-blogs (especially of those who I know)

Gives me some sort of inspiration.

And I always do Google map ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

More: Pamukkale

Means 'cotton castle' in Turkish.

Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs with calcium bicarbonate in 33C. Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image. Located above the theatre of Hierapolis, the mineral water sources from the thermal springs of Cal Mountain. It is collected in a pool, known as the "Sacred Pool" of ancient times, where you can swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis. The Sacred Pool is now located inside Pamukkale Hotel.

The water of Pamukkale is famous for its benefits to the eyes and skin; and its curing properties to the ills of asthma, rheumatism, as well. The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the thrilling white terraces, standing wondrously in the area.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Life

Everyday is a winding road!

Will miss this place ;)