Friday, September 25, 2009

New Photos!!!

Hehe. Been awhile again. Started on my 2nd assignment this semester. A whopping 40% of my marks hinge on it. So I don't have much time again. However, I've a bunch of photos to share.

First up is Brisbane Festival Riverfire. Its a fireworks festival that's held in Brisbane every year. There was an airshow, featuring red prop planes in the late afternoon. Here's a shot.

The planes made a few passes each time, in different formations. They showed off a few moves that look like they came out of a fighter movie like top gun. Amazing that they can do it all with prop planes.

The show started at 7pm with a flyover from F-111 strike jets. They were really, really cool. With afterburners blazing, they flew past us near the riverbank, breaking the sound barrier. (privately, I think they're not really going all that fast to avoid breaking all our eardrums, and sorry, no pics... Too fast.)

After they flew past... The fireworks started, here are a few shots. Not very good ones though. I need a better camera. XD

Amazing isn't it. I hear that the bill for the fireworks goes into the billions of AUD every year. It was so cool. There wasn't a picture, but there was a scene where the bridge nearby where I was standing started spewing sparklers, and it was like a waterfall of sparks that was flowing under the bridge. You just have to have been there to imagine.

On the 23rd of September, there was this huge dust storm that came over Brisbane, I hear that it was the biggest dust storm in 40 years. It came from Sydney way and made the skies turn yellow as... well... not really yellow, more like 'kunyit-coloured''. My Math lecturer said that in some places in Brisbane outskirts, the visibility was so bad people couldn't see their hand in front of their faces.

Imagine my shock when I woke up and the skies were yellowy. XD Here's a few pictures I took on the way to a lecture.

Seriously, it was really hazy. Made me wish I brought my H1N1 scare vintage face mask out. I saw a few people wearing them too. There was a street vendor selling face masks for 6AUD a pop.

On Thursday, 24th September, there was a combined lifegroup meeting. Which was..... huge.... Here's a few pictures so you can see the scope.

Overall... I think there were over 40 people there. And that's not counting the ones that weren't able to make it due to other stuff... Amazing isn't it. Praise God!!

Alright. That's it for today. Next week is Spring Break. That means its holiday. I won't be doing much holidaying though. Assignments to do. Although I'll be having a little dinner at my place on Monday. XD


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hisashiburi danna?

Whooo!!! Been a while huh. about 2-3weeks since my last blog post. Been rather busy and stuff. What with midsemester exams and assignments to complete.

What've I been doing? Regular stuff. Doing homework, going to lectures/tutorials, lifegroup and church. XD

The highlights of my life has been church actually. The times with God and the times I spend with my friends in church. On the 29th of August, there was a Band of Brothers thing going on with all the brothers of the church and a Simply Women thing for all the sisters. I didn't go for the morning session, which was at Mount Cootha. I did attend the night session though. No pictures... sorry.

On 30th, I took this picture of 2 of my friends in lifegroup. I really look up to them, they are really mature Christians and besides that really fun to hang out with too. Here they are: Gin(Pethuel) and Xi!!!
Gin's wearing Joan's dog collar... it does look cool on him though... XD
And Xi's well... being Xi. Cool as a cucumber.

On Monday the 31st... yay! National Day for Malaysia... Actually I didn't realise it until I had a conversation with my mom. LOL

That Monday I had a few friends over for dinner(Lotus Root Soup). Gin, Tracy, and Joan showed up for dinner, and we had a good time. Played this game called Jungle Speed which was really really hard to play, due to the complexity of the game.

The next day after classes, I went to Xi's house for a game session. I know I know. MidSem is coming soon... But I did some studying earlier and now I wanna relax.
Played Xbox and Wii until late. xD

Thursday came around pretty fast. There was a vocal presentation accompanied by a slideshow by David and Christine from Daniel 1. Here's a Pic I took. Hands were shaking then, so its not very clear.

They're really good singers. I like David's voice... he has a good baritone tenor and I just know that some singers would just kill for his vibrato. Christine has a sweet but powerful voice, easily audible. Naturally, both of them are good. They serve in the worship team in church.

Before you know it Monday comes around again. It's the 7th of September.. I have friends over for dinner again(This time its Radish and Pepper Beef Soup). Gin, Tracy, Joan, Xi, Will and Chen get together over the meal. Will brought a whole bunch of spaghetti with him... Wow. XD

We played Guitar Hero on Tim's Xbox until about 10.00pm.

Tuesday was classes again. Morning 2 hours. Went as usual. In the evening however was something new. I went to prayer meeting. Touching Heaven, Touching Deep, it was called. We did touch something of heaven that night. Let me tell you... This church is growing and is strong because of its prayer. I really thank God that he led me here.

After the meeting, I went home and booked the flight tickets back home.

That's it for the past 2 weeks. I'll try to update again next week at the same time and not let too many things pile up. XD