Friday, January 21, 2011

The day I turn 22

Well, obviously it's not today. It was 3 days ago on the 18th. So what I initially planned to do was to have a simple birthday, celebrate all by myself. I did not ask anyone out or ask for dinner, to me I thought I can have some quite time by myself, to be myself.

Who know the night before my birthday, my friends came over to my place and gave me a surprise visit. They've got my house mate to keep me a secret and make sure I'm home. And when they knock on the door, my house mate even asked me to go open the door. It was a planned surprise, and I am happy they did that for me. Thanks guys.

However, the next day, on my birthday, I still gone out alone as I've planned. First stop, was to the Botanic Garden.

Why Botanic Garden you might ask. Well, I was surfing the net the other day and I found a blog entry about the Botanic Garden. From it, I realized that I have not been to some of the spots in the garden even though I've already visited it for a few times (well it's a rather big area so it's not surprise that I've missed out a few area).

I was right. The photographs above, is one of the miss-out spots - the rose garden. There are quite a few more places, and some look really sophisticated!

Off for lunch at Myer basement @ Shogun.

After lunch, I walked all the way to the Elder Park. I've been to this park for a few different occasion, for Million Paws Walk charity event, while volunteering for Moon Lantern Festival and during my friend's graduation ceremony, all happened last year but I never been to the opposite site of the park.

Also, I've seen photographs taken opposite the park and it sort of gave me idea to do some photo shoot at the same place. Hence there I went, and photograph above is one of the photographs taken opposite the park, showcasing the park and some buildings behind, across the river.

It was still quite early to move on to my next destination, so I decided to take a chill under the tree, looking through the beautiful landscape and wait for the suitable time to leave.

As I reached Glenelg Beach, it was still so sunny. I've decided to walk along the beach, towards the housing area on the left. There were quite a number of people playing on the beach, some are doing exercise along the road and these are the life I would like to go for.

How wish I can stay longer in Adelaide. How wish I can come here one year earlier and get to experience a different kind of experience. Who knows, maybe I can get a good job and also a PR too? But it's all a dream now, a dream that I wish it will happen, one day.

Glenelg was so hot that day, and the sun was still up high even at 8pm. Plus, my camera's battery and memory space gone low, hence I've to call it a day. Initially thought of taking the sun set scene, but guess I'll have to go again another time.

It's overall a wonderful time I've spent with myself that day, and I totally enjoy it! It worths a lot to see the results you got from your camera and computer.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A short update

Many things happened after December 14, the last blog entry I've posted. I wasn't really that busy though, but sometime after that something wrong with my student account and I was forbidden to use the University's wifi and hence I cannot go online. That explains why I was missing in action, even in Facebook and Twitter.

Let me update a little about myself. What had happened and what have I done.

25th December, 2010 - "Merry Christmas!!" It was Christmas day but I've decided to lock myself home. Watch some Hong Kong series and at night, do some cooking and had dinner with my friends here.

26th December, 2010 - I went to Adelaide Zoo with a friend of mine. Since I never have been around Adelaide, I decided to have a tour around and the zoo was somehow, the first stop. Saw lots of animals and took some photographs.

30th December, 2010 - Went on a road trip, down south. We started from Adelaide City > McLaren Vale > Victor Harbor > Newland Head Conservation Park > (passing by) Deep Creek Conservation Park > Second Valley > Yankalilla Beach > Carrickalinga > (passing by) Sellick Beach > Aldinga Beach > Adelaide City. It was a great trip (as I get to see a lot), hot and tiring.

31th December, 2010 - New Years Eve. How can I miss the opportunity to go count down with the rest? Went all the way to Gelnelg, and joined the fun. There were so many people in Glenelg and it was a cooling night. When the clock struck 12, along with everyone's cheering, the fireworks went all the way up to the sky, and trust me, it was very pretty and was a great experience as I never have done this.

I was being a homey boy throughout the days in January. Stay home, watch series, cook dinner. Well, I do go out to the city once a while with my friends. Basically enjoying life. That's it.

Take care people!