Thursday, August 31, 2006


Melody, sharona and i were the first people to stay in our apartment at hornsby. It was a perfect little flat with beautifully big windows and large rooms.

It was a sad fairwell on sunday when we had to move out. We still don't know where we will be perminately established but we are trusting that God will open up our prefect house:)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


My grandparents were alive when McCarthy was at his peak. His paranoia of evil communists caused ripples through an entire country. People lost their jobs, people were killed, people were sent to prison...a lot of them primarily due to a paranoid fear.

I am living in an age of terrorist paranoia. With people being accused of terrorist plots, torture on the rise, and tighten security I wonder where this will lead. I suppose that it is only a matter of time before curfews and phone tapping become a major part of our lives.

Am I just being paranoid? Or is this patriotism? I can sometimes get confused.

Saturday, August 26, 2006


I am amazed by this story. Why would a man take a 10 year old girl and hold her captive for 8 years? This might sound strange but, if he's pedophilic than wouldn't he have lost interest as she developed into a woman? Why did he choose this girl?

I am in awe of the girl, now woman, herself. What amazing strength she must have to be able to handle imprisonment of that kind for so long and then to escape!

There are so many questions but now is not the time for answers. Now is the time for healing. So I will stay my questions and continue in rejoicing that Natascha is home again.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


For the last week I've been suffering from a severe sore throat. But going to the doctor is not something I take lightly. I sat stubernly on the couch, unable to swallow my own saliva, but instant that I was "getting better". Finally after several days of Chris pleading. I finally went to the doctor.

She was a very kind European woman who very gentle explained to me that I had strep throat. (oh the joy!) if you've never had it, I'll gladly explain the joy of it. First you get a bad sore throat. Then you start to notice that you've got large bumps in your throat. Then you notice that some of those bumps have white patches on them. The white patches are puss. The longer it takes to get to a doctor the bigger the bumps become until its hard to swallow anything (example, my own saliva)

But the good part is that once you have been diagnosed you can get on antibiotics. And you start feeling better within 24 hours.

I'm not quite at 24 hours yet...but I'm starting to cheer up again;)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Dr. Buddha

Yesterday i was walking through Morisset and i came accross a shop i had never seen before. I nearly died laughing as i read the name of the shop.

Dr. Buddha's G Spot

Inside the shop was full of tibetian style clothing. Incence was burning in multiple corners of the room and i was almost knocked out before i made it past the "Welcome" sign.

As i walked into the shop i was greated, not by the usual shop bell, but by a man in the back saying "FUCK I NEED MORE CUSTOMERS!" I didn't see anyone about and almost ran for the door but a pretty blue and purple top caught my eye and i decided to have a quick look and then duck out before the cursing man came into the store front.

I looked at the top and realised it was far too small for me to wear in public but thought i might enjoy adding it to the collection of thing not to wear in public. I had just picked it up and turned it over when the shop keeper burst through the back door and stoped. He asked if i needed any help. He was wearing what looked like girl's pants and a old aussie t-shirt. His dreds were hanging down his back. He looked about 40.

"um, no. I'm 'right. thanks" i said.

"well, if i can help you with anything, just let me know. We order all our stock ourselves. There is no middle man and thus all our things are unique." he replied in very polite and pleasant sort of way. He had the kind of voice you expect really kind people to have. The kind of voice that instantly makes you want to trust them and hand all your money over to them. I liked him immidiately.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Well I've finally got news on my visa. After weeks and weeks of waiting, my immigration agent finally found out the status of my visa from my case officer. He had rung on Friday only to find she had the day off. He rang this morning and found out the big news...."She can't find my case file at the moment but she'll definitely get back to my agent by the end of the week."

so yet another week of waiting...Another week of wondering...

until next time...Keep your citizenship

Thursday, August 17, 2006


i have been trying to print a company brochure for the last 2 hours. Yet matter what i fails to print. ARG!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

offended yet?

Open Letter from John Cleese.

A Message from John Cleese to the citizens of the United States of America:In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (excepting Kansas, which she does not fancy).
Your new prime minister, Tony Blair, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect: You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Then look up "aluminium," and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as "favour" and "neighbour." Likewise, you will learn to spell "doughnut" without skipping half the letters, and the suffix - ize will be replaced by the suffix - ise. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptble levels. (look up "vocabulary").

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter "u" and the elimination of - ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're certainly not grown up enough to handle a gun.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline") - roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game, which is not played outside of America. Since only 21% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.

15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 PM with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.

Thank you for your co-operation.

John Cleese.

Movie wonder

I love the 1980's film Real Genuis. I love the idea even in a school of social misfits there were lesser social misfits, one of whom was Val Kilmer. Can you imagine Val as a misfit? I can't. Too much of a social life for that...

While the film posted this hot new star, he was not the only star of the film. Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, and William Atherton also boasted top credits. But what happened to these people?

Another film I like was Undercover Blues. Its top billers are still well known, but the film itself never made it to the "world's Best Comedy EVER" category. Why? Do I have a strange since of humour?

What is it about stardom that sometimes works and sometime fails? Is there a formula for success or is success merely a figment of imagination?

I suppose "normal" life of us mere mortals is less complicated...But not by much. We still have success and failure. We still find some people unforgettable and others just slip away through the memory. The main difference is our slip-ups and memory loss' don't cost us $7.5 million.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


i've officially cut my you can't see any pictures...cause i haven't got any.

i cut it just above the nape of my neck. very short...very fun. i like it alot!

just thought i'd let you know...

Monday, August 07, 2006

There You are

I was hoping you would write to me a message in the stars
As if the stars themselves were not enough
And I awaited your arrival here from some place very far
As if I couldn't feel your constant touch

There you are - loving me like crazy
There you are - though I am unaware
There you are - when my heart is doubting
Even there you are

I was waiting for a miracle and hoping for a sign
As if each breath I take is not a gift
And I was acting just as if the way you gave your life for mine
Didn't have my foolish heart convinced

There you are - loving me like crazy
There you are - though I am unaware
There you are - when my heart is doubting
Even there you are

I was hoping you would write to me a message in the stars
As if the stars themselves were not enough

Thursday, August 03, 2006

brotherly love

so my little bro is the cutest thing. He has this way of making your heart melt when he
makes his little puppy-dog face. so cute! of course, this pic isn't one of his better days;)

i miss my sister

Sisters are great. They give you hugs when you need them. they let you cry on their shoulder. And best of all, don't complain when you mentally torture them for the first 18 years of their life. sisters are fabulous. (see i found something fabulous to say!)