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Happy Easter!!! March 25, 2008

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Easter here in Perth is quite quiet.¬† ūüėõ¬† Unlike in Manila where there’s a lot of celebration – especially in places like Quiapo where you’d see people whipping themselves, someone getting crucified, people walking on their knees, etc.

People here just take the time to really slow down and enjoy the long weekend away from work, after all, it’s their longest holiday.¬† 4 straight days for most people, from Friday to the following Monday.¬† Nothing beats the lllooonnnggg Idul Fitri holiday in Indonesia though.¬† ūüėõ

Anyhow… my bub & I started the Easter with an outdoor movie.¬† It seems to be very popular here in Australia.¬† It’s quite a good concept.¬† It was a pretty interesting movie as well… but I can’t even remember the title.¬† ha ha¬† It was a true story about the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race, held in 1968‚Äď1969, the first round-the-world yacht race.¬† What’s so fascinating about it?¬† I’ll let you read the story yourself.¬† I bet you’d find it quite interesting as I did.¬† ūüėČ

After that, I’ve just been relaxing over the weekend.¬† Had a full day on Monday though.¬† We went to Rockingham, got the kayak ready and went to Penguin Island (where I didn’t see any penguin at all so I don’t know why they named it that.¬† Oh well…), stopped to have a picnic, then on to Shag Island, then last but not least, Seal Island.

Had the most fun in Seal Island.¬† There was a total of 13 male seals, they all looked so lazy just lying on the beach but there was one that was quite playful and almost looked like it was putting on a show for all the people looking.¬† One man went down into the water and frolicked a little bit with the seal, it was really fun watching them play together.¬† And they were so close to our kayak too.¬† I felt both scared and excited when the seal played around our kayak… circling it ever so slowly… part of me was afraid that it might try and topple our kayak over while part of me wanted it to surface just beside the kayak where I can almost touch it…¬† anyhow, it did none of that…¬† let me share with you some pictures.

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I hope everyone had a good rest this Easter.¬† ūüôā


Sailing on a yacht & Sculpture by the sea… March 11, 2008

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Had another working week in school… sort of like on the job thing… nothing much to talk about there…

On the other hand, had quite a fun weekend.¬† Went sailing on Saturday with my bub & his good mate, Glen.¬† We went to Garden Island.¬† It’s incredible how people invented sailing… we were on Glen’s yacht, where there’s no motor at all, it was just propelled by the wind and that’s it.¬† It was an incredible experience.¬† Glen was even kind enough to let me have a go at being a skipper… had to say, I did quite well.¬† ha ha¬† can’t wait to have a go at it again soon.¬† It took us quite a while to get to Garden Island because of the strong wind.¬† But still… it was well worth it.¬† Although most parts of Garden Island is prohibitied as it is used by the military, heaps of people bring their yacht’s there and just moor by the side and have a quiet time having picnic in their yacht or going fishing.

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On Sunday, we went to Cottlesloe Beach very early in the morning to have breakfast there and also look at the sculpture show they hold there every year, they call it Sculpture By The Sea.  I must say, some, if not all, of the art work are really one of a kind.