Monday, October 09, 2006

Clip clop, clip clop...

What a way to travel. Yesterday, I hitched a ride for the first time in my life... Well not exactly, but I was offered a ride by a stranger and I took it. So much fun!
I am living in Kensington right now and the very famous 'Flemington Race Track' is close by. That means there are lots of stables and horses in the area. I had walked to the closest tram stop to wait for my ride into the city. Along came two horse and carriages headed into town to work. I hoped that one of the drivers would offer me a lift. How cool to be up high and go into town in such a unique way. The second guy called out to ask if I was headed into the city. I said I was and he assured me that he was faster than the tram that was following. I hesitated a split second before climbing up with the driver. What fun...
I hope I can do it again. I guess I just have to be there at the right time. Try it sometime!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Oishikata (that was delicious)

Warung Agus ...

Ahhhh, what a wonderful meal. Last night we went off for our monthly get together. It is supposed to be book club and we are supposed to discuss a book each month. Half the group (including me) don't even read the book. Mostly, it is just a bunch of noisy girls laughing and talking about everything. We have so much fun together. I really missed that bunch whilst I was away.

Last night was Balinese food. I don't remember ever having eaten anything so delicious in Bali when I was there. The meal was fantastic. If you live in Melbourne, or if you drop by sometime, check it out.

PS... If you click on the link above, you can read more!

Monday, October 02, 2006

And the winner is...

Not of the whole competion but I am as happy as can be!

I won first and second prize in the culture category of the competition. There were three categories and an over all winner. I was actually more excited by the following facts...

There were over 340 photos submitted by 34 people.

They selected 34 images (three of mine).

Entries were from Tassie, Victoria and South Australia. All people were or are involved in the JET program that sends people to Japan to teach English.

First Prize

Second Prize