Saturday, November 18, 2006

Crossed Fingers

Suzy suggested I enter a new, Japan based digital competition. Here are most of the images I have entered. Not sure what they will be looking for in a winning image but wish me well...
First prize is a million yen and an exhibition in Tokyo - yoohoo

Click on the image to see the photos more clearly!

What are you listening to right now?

I am listening to Monkey Magik. A group from Japan. Two Japanese guys and two Canadians. They are named after the cult 80's show, Monkey.
They sang the theme song for the remake of Monkey and became very popular. That particular song is good but so are all the rest.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Pension Refund

Have any returned JETs received theirs yet?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Home sweet 'new' home...

As of the 17th of November, you will find me here. It is tiny but lovely!
Do You Need Your Own Space?
Available: 17-Nov-2006
This funky renovated property is perfect for the singleton wanting their own pad. The property spans three levels and offers a modern fit-out and stylish renovation. Level one comprises entrance hall, generous bedroom with heating and floorboards, sparkling bathroom and laundry facilities under the stairs. Level two comprises the living zone featuring floorboards and electric heating with adjoining kitchen with stainless steel appliances including half drawer dishwasher. Up the stairs to level three offers a roof-top terrace.
(P.S. I didn't write that. That was the advertising spiel. Sounds cool, huh?)

Japan takes the cup!!!

Woohoo! Japanese horses ran first and second in the Melbourne Cup. It was neck and neck. The winner seriously only made it by about an inch!

Read about it here.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Steph, today is the day...

Two of the faves. Tawqeet and Yeats. Tawqeet is from NZ and cost the owners a mere $1600 when they bought him. A really stunning horse. Yeats hails from Ireland. He is the competition. We'll see though. It could all be a big surprise!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My new camera (I mean phone)

Well it isn't all that new now but I did mean to 'blog' it... About two months ago I bought a new mobile phone. I went with the sony ericsson almost solely because of the high quality camera included. Let me know what you think...
Chestnut blooms in my Aunt's garden. Using macro on the phone...
A delicious coffee shot indoors with the flash turned off. Yum!!

A quick update

I am still here (if anyone is wondering). My life has been quite crazy... Just enough time to get on the net and glance at blog updates but no time to comment, let alone write my own.

So here is all the busy-ness in a nutshell.

Looking for acommodation. That is not fun. Places are grotty, over priced etc. You turn up for a viewing and no-one comes, or you turn up and there are a million people there. You lodge an application and hope for the best. As I said... not fun.

I have been running around trying to catch up with all those friends who are near and dear to me. I missed everyone so much when I was away and there are still several people who I am yet to see. Bad me...

School. So much to get my head around. I am still not fully back into it. Kids and work friends are good but my head (heart) just isn't in it yet. I keep thinking C.A.M.E.R.A.s...

I have also had lots of other things on my plate. I have two friend arriving from Japan for Christmas, Sarah (and maybe Kat) are arriving for their Melbourne adventure, I have had a funeral (I won't go into it but it was tragic and far too young - one of my ex students) and on a high note, this coming Sunday, I may get up in a hot air balloon.

So there you are. I am still here and love reading your comments. I hope there are some people out there still reading. I will try to get better... Post more photos...

See you soon