Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bathing Boxes

My friend and I are suckers for sunsets or sunrises. The view is just awemazing . It’s the best time to read, write journals or planners, or perhaps just gaze at the view with an empty mind. We went to Brighton Beach where the colourful bathing boxes in Australia are located. Actually, we first saw it in a Samsung advertisement. So we looked it up. When we got there, the place was too beautiful not to have photo opportunities. We got preoccupied on getting good shots that we forgot our purpose of going there. Anyhow, we will go back next time with little less of pictorials and a little more of the reading, writing or simply enjoying silence and the view.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Year's Eve Down Under

First New Year down under. All roads lead to the city. Thousands of people flocked to the city to witness Melbourne’s fireworks display. Some rocked at the concert in Federation Square while some laid their mats on several parks and gardens of the city, and picnicked while waiting for midnight. And to top it all, New Year in Melbourne is to experience the adventure of the metro train ride. The trains were filled to capacity, to the extent that you wouldn't worry falling from standing with nothing to hold on to because people are tightly packed inside. Nevertheless, it was all good.

Holiday Paradise

It’s been a pretty long while since I last posted. Things got busy applying for a job while on school vacation and as usual, I suck on time management. Anyway, catching up ---- on Christmas Eve, my housemates and I went to a birthday party. We partied and chatted with fellow Filipinos in the community till 1AM. And on Christmas morning, we started the day hearing a Holy Mass. As time went on, I watched the tellie while chatting with my sister Lili on Viber, the best communication application for people miles apart. My Christmas day may be boring for some, but for me, nothing is boring when you are happy and in so much comfort doing the things you love.

The next day, the 26th is Boxing day. It is like Black Friday or Thanksgiving day for the Americans . Everything in Melbourne is on sale; sale over sale; discounts over discount. My friends and I didn’t spend boxing day or post-Christmas day in the mall, rather , we roasted on the beach. We had sandwiches and of course, Christmas isn't  Christmas without the Kris Kringle. While people up north are having a white, chilly Christmas, people here down south are enjoying a hot summer one.

Our sunny Christmas is a holiday paradise.